Minister

June 19 d. Wednesday
  • Dainius Pavalkis was born on 5 May 1960 in Kaunas; both his parents were engineers.
  • He graduated from Kaunas Saulės Secondary School in 1978.
  • In 1984 he graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences [former Kaunas Medical Institute] with the qualification of a medical doctor. He continued his studies in the clinical residency in Moscow Research Institute of Proctology and later completed post-graduate studies in Moscow Research Institute of Proctology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
  • 1986 – 1993 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, II Department of Surgery, Assistant
  • 1993 01 – 1993 09 Surgeon Assistant of St. Mark’s Hospital, London, UK.
  • 1993 – 1995 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, II Department of Surgery, Chief Assistant
  • 1995 09 – 1995 10 Scientific intern at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 1995 – 1997 Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos; Kaunas region, Chief Surgeon 
  • 1995 – 2006 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Surgery Clinic, Associate Professor
  • 1997 - 2007 Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos, Director for Surgery
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos, Surgery Clinic, Head of the Coloproctology Unit
  • 2010 - 2011 Baltic American Clinic, Director of Medicine
  • Since 1997 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos,  Surgery Clinic, Surgeon
  • Since 2006 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos, Surgery Clinic, Professor
  • Since 2010 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Professor
  • Since 13 December 2012 Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Prof. D. Pavalkis has been an intern on more than 50 occasions since 1995 at the best-known clinics in the UK, USA, Austria, Italy, Germany, etc.
  • He has published over 280 scientific papers, and is a co-author of two textbooks. He has supervised or advised doctoral students on their dissertations. He has given over 70 presentations and lectures at international events; he has been a guest lecturer on more than 30 occasions. Prof. Pavalkis has been a visiting professor at universities in Athens, London, and Prague. He is a member of various international medical organisations.  
  • He is also a member of the editorial boards of Lithuanian and foreign medical journals.
  • He is a member of the Labour Party.
  • Languages: English, Russian, Polish.
  • Interests: tourism, climbing, hunting, music (piano), photography and cooking. Climbing achievements: Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m) and Mont Blanc (4810 m), Mount Elbrus (5643 m), and many others.
  • Married to Edita, an architect. They have 2 children, a son Gintautas and a daughter Dainora.