Professional title: Aleksander Wasniowski MD, PhD
Companies & organisations: R&D Manager and Medical Director of the LUNARES Research Station; forensic medicine expert in radiology with the Forensic Medicine Department, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
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Aleksander is a medical doctor, radiology and diagnostic imaging specialist, with many years of experience in tropical medicine and parasitology as well as emergency, travel and extreme medicine. He volunteered in missionary and regular hospitals and outpatients in Eastern Africa, Jamaica and Egypt while working at the Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences., where his research interests were focused on liver parasites and free radical theory of ageing. In 2005 he was a doctor of the South Face Annapurna I Expedition led by Piotr Pustelnik. Alek is vitally interested in the application of medical and diagnostic imaging in forensic medicine.
Combining his experience from the remote areas of the globe, first-response medicine, radiological telediagnostics and telemedicine, Dr Wasniowski co-creates the Polish program of the analog Mars and Moon missions, held at the LUNARES Research Station in Pila, Poland, where he recently conducted the first ever analog mission whose crew included an astronaut with disabilities.
In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, deep sea fishing especially in Arctic Norway, wildlife photography, and mountaineering, sharing some of the hobbies with his wife Magda and son Jan.