Dainius Pavalkis

Professor, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Dainius Pavalkis, professor Lithuanian university of health sciences. 1995-2005 was Director for surgery of the biggest in Lithuanian University hospital – Kauno Klinikos – with responsibility for all clinical and administrative activities of all surgical specialties, intensive care and trauma. As professor of the university, he published more than 280 publications. During the last 10 years 17 of his publications were referred in the ISI WOS database. The majority of publications concern colorectal cancer, radio and chemotherapies, surgery and quality assurance measures. Prof. D. Pavalkis conducted 5 clinical trials, as principal investigator one academic randomised clinical trial “Preoperative Chemoradiation versus Short term radiation alone with delayed surgery for stage II and III respectable Rectal cancer”. From 2012-2015, he served as Minister for Education and Science of Lithuania, and was also responsible for research activities. During the Presidency of Lithuania of the European Council Horizon 2020 was finalised, as was Erasmus and other future programs for EU development. Prof. D. Pavalkis was also responsible for the Smart specialisation strategy preparation in Lithuania.