Prof. Donata Kurpas

Prof. Donata Kurpas

Wroclaw Medical University
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“Integrated care should focus on and be shaped by patients and their caregivers’ biopsychosocial needs. The healthcare/social care services are only a tool to achieve this goal.”


Donata has been working as a general practitioner and researcher since 2001. She is a specialist in family medicine (2005) and public health (2017). She has begun the process of applying for the title of full professor. She cooperates with the European networks of general practitioners, with nursing and physiotherapist organisations in Poland, and with representatives of the Polish National Health Fund, local and national government representatives responsible for healthcare and social care, and industry representatives.

Donata has participated in many multicentre projects in Poland and abroad (including the Fulbright Foundation scholarship). She is a reviewer for the National Centre for Research and Development, a member of the interdisciplinary team for the Research Infrastructure Support Program, an expert for the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and the European Commission.

Commitment and passion direct Donata, and her activity has been noticed not only by independent medical staff at Polish medical universities but also by a Marshal’s Office (Lower Silesia, Poland) and a City Council (Wroclaw, Poland), as well as by the Cluster of Innovative Medicine in Poland.She is presently Chair of the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) International Advisory Board, a role which she took up in 2016. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Science Pulse, Deputy Section Editor of BMC Family Practice and Board Member of International Journal for Integrated Care.

It is especially important to set up links between primary healthcare teams, public health experts, patients and their caregivers, government stakeholders on the local, national, and international levels, representatives of the healthcare and social care funds, especially in rural and isolated areas, where the main focus should be on cooperation with local communities.