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| Dr. M.P. Ruka - Professional Biography (in Brief)
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Dr. Miroslaw P. Ruka, a Polish-born Canadian with a citizenship status since 1993 (prior to
emigration into Canada in 1989 he held a permanent resident status in Groningen, Holland), is a
General Veterinary Practitioner licensed in the Province of Ontario as a Veterinary Clinical Small
Animal Organ Transplant Surgeon, explicitly (CVO GCL license no. 4796, Ontario, Canada) with a
soft tissue surgery and organ transplant academic training (including microsurgery) on faculty
positions from Poland, Holland, Kuwait and Canada.
He is a graduate in Veterinary Medicine from Warsaw Veterinary College in Warsaw, Poland, as a
general veterinary practitioner in small and large animal medicine and surgery. He is the holder of the
general veterinary practitioner's licence from Poland, The Netherlands, and a specialized veterinary
licence from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) in the Province of Ontario (Canada) as a
Veterinary Clinical Small Animal Organ Transplant Surgeon.
Dr. Ruka's Ph.D. thesis entitled Impact of Hyperosmolar and Hyperoncotic Solutions on Tissue
Water Distribution in Organs to be Transplanted (under Dr. Waldemar L. Olszewski, Professor of
Surgery at the Department of Experimental Surgery and Transplantation, Medical Research Center,
Faculty of Medicine, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and under Dr. Wojciech A.
Rowiski, Professor of Surgery and Chairperson at the Department of General & Transplantation
Surgery, Transplantation Institute, The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland) involved soft tissue
(including vascular) surgeries in dogs including kidney transplantation, pre- and post- transplant care
(including pain management and fluid therapy), pharmacology of drugs interacting with e.g. blood
clotting, hormonal and cardiovascular systems, sedation, induction, general surgical anesthesia with
biochemical, immunological, physiological and histological (biopsies) monitoring of donors and
recipients supplemented by angiography, urography, and lymphography as well.
Dr. Ruka has been trained in transplant and reconstruction surgeries (including general soft tissues
surgery and microsurgery) by the medical surgeons in Poland (under Dr. Wojciech A. Rowiski,
Professor of Surgery and Chairperson at the Department of General &Transplantation Surgery,
Transplantation Institute, The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland and under Dr. Waldemar L.
Olszewski, Professor of Surgery and Chairperson at the Department of Experimental Surgery and
Transplantation, Medical Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Warsaw, Poland), in Holland (Dr. Ch.R.M. Wildevuur, Professor of Surgery at the Department of
Experimental Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Groningen, Groningen, Holland), and in
Kuwait (Dr. George M. Abouna, Professor of Surgery, Chairperson and Director of Organ Transplant
Programs at the Department of Organ Transplantation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait,
Kuwait City, Kuwait).
During his academic appointments in Poland, Holland, Kuwait, and Canada he performed on small
animals (dog, swine, monkey, rabbit, rat and mouse) soft tissue surgeries (kidney, liver, lung, heart,
spleen, and skin) and vascular surgeries involving kidney, liver, pancreas, ileum, and lymph node
transplantation (including kidney transplantation in dogs), using numerous protocols of organ storage
and preservation with or without protocols of immunosuppression prolonging graft functional survival
Dr. Ruka is a Recipient of Post-Doctoral Fellowship awards in the field of organ / tissue
transplantation and reconstruction form Holland (Dr. Ch.R.M. Wildevuur, Professor of Surgery at the
Dept. of Experimental Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Groningen, Groningen, Holland
and Dr. Hans. Dikken, Director of the Central Animal Laboratory at the University of Groningen,
Groningen, Holland) and Canada (Dr. Daniel Butler, Professor of Veterinary Medicine &
Chairperson at the Dept. of Clinical Studies, OVC, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada).
He is a Recipient of other professional awards in the field of organ / tissue transplantation and
reconstruction as well.
Additionally, during this period of time he was engaged in human clinical transplantation programs
(under Professor Wojciech A. Rowiski in Poland, and under Professor George M. Abouna in
Kuwait), participating as a second assistant in the surgeries to obtain kidneys from living related
donors or from cadaver donors, kidney procurement and storage, and during their transplantation into
In Canada, in the Province of Ontario, Dr. Ruka, as a continuation of his independent organ and
tissue preservation and transplantation work from Poland, Holland and Kuwait, has introduced and
established an independent organ preservation and transplant programs involving co-operation with
the Faculty Members from other Departments during his appointment at the Department of Clinical
Studies, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario. He has
introduced to the University of Guelph xeno-transplant programs (in utero, development of 50/50
pig/dog chimera in a pig-to-dog model) triggering an establishment of the University of Guelph
Xenotransplant Group [Clinical and Investigative Medicine 1993; 16(4) B140-865], and at the OVC
- the Comparative and Clinical Veterinary Transplant Group.
At The Cambridge Center for Medical & Veterinary Sciences, Inc.(CMVS, a corporation which
has been incorporated on September 14, 1999 pursuant to the Federal Laws of Canada) Dr. Ruka
(Professor Veterinary Surgery) is engaged in continuing and establishing his clinical, teaching,
research and diagnostic programs in the area of soft tissue surgery, organs and tissues procurement,
storage and transplantation (e.g. kidney, pancreas, liver), immunology of rejection in various breeds
and species such as dogs, cats, pigs, rats and mice, including other related disciplines (fields).
He is also participating in the Company's campaign to raise a start-up capital, for PHASE ONE and
PHASE 2 of the project (access a 32-slide presentation) to construct a teaching-learning Small
Animal Hospital in Greater Toronto Area (GTA), as the first and only such facility in North America
offering clinical kidney transplantation, a life-saving procedure, for dogs diagnosed with the end-stage
of organ disease.
Dr. Ruka (Publisher) has established the International Clinical & Comparative Medical &
Veterinary Sciences Journal (ICCMVS Journal) - an on-line scientific journal providing an instant
publishing system (in less than 24 hours) to the professional colleagues around the World, the
authors' of manuscripts presenting their various clinical, teaching, applied research ideas, new
concepts, techniques, points of view, and/or novel methods of treatment which are published without
any delay(s), and for the purpose of securing and preserving the authors' intellectual rights, as well.
For more information how to submit a manuscript, please refer to the Journal's web page:
Furthermore, in his veterinary work on clinical patients (dogs, cats) in Poland (Warsaw), Holland
(Dr. J.D.Th. Straatman's Small Animal Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands) and Canada (Dr.
Robert Butler's Guelph Small Animal Hospital, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), he has performed soft
tissue surgeries including: ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy, testectomy, prostatectomy, mastectomy,
penile amputation, enterectomy, gastric torsion, skin parasites removal, extirpation of anal glands,
pinna haematoma, skin tumors removal (including papilloma), toes(s) amputations in dogs, cats
declaw, skin transplant, etc.
His clinical and applied clinical research directions can be summarized as follows: (1) assessing the
effect of kidney collection, storage and transplantation on organ or tissue function
post-transplantation; (2) evaluating post-flushing, post-ischemic and post-reperfusion mechanisms of
tissue injury following short and long-term cold storage; (3) evaluating, preventing, abrogating, or
suppressing formation of tissue edema, tissue autolytic changes, tissue infection, or drug's induced
cellular cytotoxicity, additionally to the mechanisms involved in tissue hyper-, acute- or
chronic-rejection; (4) developing new protocols of immunosuppression and study mechanisms
involved in a development of transplant tolerance; (5) monitoring the effect of environmental,
nutritional and pharmaceutical factors on prevention, development and the treatment of e.g. uremia
and diabetes in cliinical patients (dogs and cats).
Dr. Ruka, as an invited speaker, has given lectures and seminars at the Harvard University, Boston,
Massachusetts, USA; Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and Washington Hospital Centre, Washington D.C., USA on the subject
of surgery, organ transplantation and transplant related immunology.
As a result of his work 83 papers have been presented at several Transplantation Society of Canada,
Canadian Society of Nephrology, Xenotransplantation, Microscopical Society of Canada, Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, etc. meetings in the form of oral or poster
presentations, and published as regular articles, proceedings or abstracts in scientific and clinical
Additionally, he has also attended 30 medical (transplant and surgical) national and international
congresses, conferences, symposia, meetings, workshops and courses.
Dr. Ruka's experiences gained in his clinical, teaching, and applied research work, as briefly presented
above, from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, and North American academic
environments in soft tissue surgery, comparative surgery, transplant surgery and medicine, are fully
incorporated in constituting of The Cambridge Center for Medical & Veterinary Sciences Inc.
(CMVS), and in establishing its programs.
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Participation & Presentations of His Work on
Professional Medical Transplant International
Congresses, Conferences, Symposia &
Meetings (Listed in an alphabetic order)
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