Henryk Miroslaw Wisniewski


Born Feb. 27, 1931, Luszkowko, Poland; son of Aleksander and Ewa (Korthals); married Krystyna (Wylon); children: Alexander, Tomasz.

Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Gdansk Medical Academy (Poland), 1955; Ph.D., 1960, Dr.hab., 1965, Warsaw Medical Academy (Poland); Dr.h.c., Gdansk Medical Academy, 1991, and City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island, 1992.

Career: assistant - associate prof., head, Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology, associate director, Institute of Neuropathology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, 1956-58; visiting neuropathologist, University of Toronto (Canada), 1961-62; visiting scientist, Laboratory of Neuropathology, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1962-63; research associate, associate prof. to prof. (pathology), A. Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, 1966-75; director, MRC Demyelinating Diseases Unit, Newcastle Upon Tyne (United Kingdom), 1974-76; prof., State University of New York (SUNY) Health Scientific Center, Brooklyn (NY), 1976; director, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1976 -.

Author: author and co-author over 500 scientific publications in Poland, United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany.

Member of, i.a.: World Federation of Neurologists; International Society for Developmental Neurosciences; British Society of Neuropathology; Canadian Association of Neuropathologists; foreign member, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1991; fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Association of Neuropathologists (president, 1984); American Association for Retarded Citizens; American Association on Mental Retardation; board directors member, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene; Kosciuszko Foundation; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); editorial boards member, Acta Neuropathologica (Germany), International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurotoxicology, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease & Associated Disorders International Journal, Brain Dysfunction Dementia.

Honors: Sigma Xi; Weil Award, 1969, Moore Award, 1972, American Association of Neuropathologists; awards, Association for the Help of Retarded Children, 1984, Letchworth Village Welfare League, 1985, Benevolent Society for Retarded Children,1986.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English.

Home: 141 Nixon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996.