History of the Centre
The history of the unit dates back to the late 70’s, when Dr. med. Krzysztof Kula, a specialist in internal medicine, started his career in andrology. Between 1979 and 1980 he spent a year of postdoctoral training with Prof. Emil Steinberger in the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Biology, University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.
He returned to the Institute of Endocrinology, where he gradually turned his interest into full-time activities in andrology. The Clinical Andrology Unit was established in 1981 as a part of the Institute of Endocrinology at the Medical University of Łódź with Dr Kula as a chairman. The development of the scientific aspect of andrology would not start and continue without ideas of the former director of the Institute Prof. Tadeusz Pawlikowski.
The Clinical Andrology Unit was recognised as a Clinical Training Centre of the European Academy of Andrology in 1995 and reafiliated in 2002, 2011, 2016 and 2019. In 2002 the Unit was transformed by the Medical University in Łódź into the Department of Andrology and Reproductive Endocrinology. The Department is connected with the Outpatient Clinic of Andrology and Reproductive Endocrinology based on the University Hospital.