Dr Andrzej Rys


EU visiting Fellow


Andrzej Rys is the EU Visiting Fellow at St Anthony’s for the year 2023-4.

His work will focus on global digital health, and in particular the innovation and system change strategies underpinning policy in the UK, across Europe and in leading health jurisdictions around the world.

A clinical radiologist and public health doctor by training and practice in Krakow and abroad, Andrzej was founder and director of School of Public health at the Jagiellonian University (1991-1997), director of Krakow’s city health department (1997-1999), Deputy Minister of Health in his native Poland (1999-2002). He also was founder and chief editor the journal “Health and Management”.

He is the founder (2003-2006) of the Jagiellonian University’s Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and University Development (CITTRU), where he founded Poland’s first Life Science Park and Krakow Life Science Cluster.

He negotiated the health chapter of Polish accession to the EU and has served as a senior official at the European Commission Health Department in Brussels and Luxembourg from 2006 to the present day.