Kamil W. Nowicki, MD, PhD

  • PGY-5 Resident

Kamil W. Nowicki, MD, PhD, began his residency with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery in June of 2016. He graduated from University of Florida in 2008 with a degree in chemistry with the highest honors and earned his combined medical degree and a PhD in molecular cell biology from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2016.

During his medical school career, he conducted research in the department of neurosurgery under mentorship of Brian L. Hoh, MD, and Edward W. Scott, PhD. In his dissertation research he showed that blockade of shear stress-induced CXCL1 chemokines prevents cerebral aneurysm formation. He was awarded two research grants from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. He was also the recipient of the Equal Access Clinic award for his work as director of a mobile clinic site while providing care for the underserved population of Gainesville, Fla. in 2012 and 2013.

His current research efforts are focused on studying the platelet inflammatory axis in cerebral aneurysm formation and healing. Dr. Nowicki was born in Poland and moved to Gainesville in 2001. His hobbies include soccer, digital photography, and cross-fit.

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Specialized Areas of Interest

Chemokines; hemodynamics; intracranial aneurysms; cerebrovascular surgery; biomedical engineering; inflammation; and shear stress.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Heart Association: Council on Atherisclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
American Medical Association
American Physician Scientist Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry, University of Florida, Summa cum laude, 2008
  • PhD, Molecular Cell Biology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2014
  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Best Basic Science Abstract, Cerebrovascular Section, CNS, 2019
  • Best Presentation Award, Stuart Rowe Society Lectureship Day, 2018, 2019
  • Walter. L Copeland Grant, Pittsburgh Foundation, 2019
  • Neurosurgical Topgun Competition 1st Place Tie, Myriad Minimally Invasive Tumor, 2018
  • Timothy P. Susco Chair of Research Grant Award, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 2016
  • Dawn Brejcha Chair of Research Grant Award, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 2016
  • Outstanding Academic And Research Accomplishment Award, University of Florida, 2016
  • College of Medicine Travel Award, University of Florida, 2015
  • Medical Guild Competition Bronze Award, University of Florida, 2014
  • Equal Access Clinic Award, University of Florida, 2012-13
  • Shirley Dudek Demmer Chair of Research Grant Award, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 2013
  • Brain Aneurysm Center Chair of Research Grant Award, North Shore University Hospital, 2012
  • Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Florida, 2008
  • Sanibel Symposium Superior Poster Award, University of Florida, 2007
  • Anderson Scholar of High Distinction, University of Florida, 2006
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, University of Florida, 2005

Selected Publications

Nowicki KW, Hoh BL. Cerebrovascular. In: Neurosurgery Fundamentals, Agarwal N (ed), Thieme Medical Publishers, Chapter 12, 2018

Research Activities

Dr. Nowicki has been actively involved in the laboratory exploring the role of platelets and inflammatory cytokines in cerebral aneurysm formation. Preliminary data suggests that platelets have opposing effects in cerebral aneurysm formation and healing. His current efforts have focused on using small molecule inhibitors in preventing aneurysm formation.

Dr. Nowicki's prior research and innovation has resulted in a patent application UFTINV-200015 T17844 "Drug therapy to prevent formation or enlargement or rupture of aneurysms” (submitted 7/11/2019, pending)."