Monika Lecomte Gloviczki, M.D., PhD.
Chief Scientific and Clinical Advisor to VitasupportMD
Monika L. Gloviczki M.D. was born and raised in Poland and entered Medical School in Warsaw in 1979. During martial law, in 1982, she emigrated to France and continued her studies at the University Rene Descartes in Paris, Faculty of Medicine - CHU Necker-Enfants Malades, where she earned her M.D. title in 1991. She successfully defended her PhD Thesis in Medicine in 1992 , on «Neuro-meningeal listeriosis in the adult population», with distinction (Bronze Medal). She obtained a Master’s Degree in Statistic Methodology and Statistics in Clinical Research at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (2002). She completed a Fellowship and received Board certification in Phlebology in 2007, at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris: Faculty of Medicine - CHU Pitié Salpetrière.
From 1992 to 2007, Dr. Monika L. Gloviczki worked at Servier Laboratories, a leading French independent pharmaceutical company. At the Institut de Recherches Internationales SERVIER in Paris, she was Operational Assistant, Scientific Project Leader, Project Director and Chair of Division for Therapy of Vascular Diseases. As Secretary of the French-Polish Association of Angiology (AFPA) she arranged vascular training for 50 Polish physicians in France. During her years at Servier, she was working on preclinical and clinical research studies involving Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction (MPFF) and on the development of new drugs for venous and lymphatic disorders. She was a leader of several projects, including large international studies (RELIEF and others), observational and double-blind randomized studies in venous insufficiency, venous ulcers and lymphedema. As a Chair of the Division, she chaired the MPFF pharmacovigilance committee. With Dr. John Bergan, she started the “International Venous Digest by Fax”, a novel and popular publication sent weekly to thousands of physicians worldwide. She organized and edited a series of Atlas of Veins and Lymphatics and launched the journal Phlebolymphology.
In 2007, she moved to the United States and joined Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She worked briefly in Cardiovascular Research (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery), before joining the Division of Hypertension and Nephrology (Department of Internal Medicine) as a Research Fellow. She received the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Outstanding Research Fellow Award. She was Research Collaborator of the Gonda Vascular Center, Division of Vascular Medicine. Her research included renovascular hypertension, BOLD Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the epidemiology of venous ulcers in Olmsted County.
Dr. Gloviczki is author or co-author of 18 peer reviewed publications and 6 book chapters. She was Assistant Editor of the 3rd and 4th Edition of the Handbook of Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. She has been an active member of the American Venous Forum (AVF) and served as Chair and Member of the Venous Ulcer Guidelines Committee, Chair of the Lymphedema Committee and Member of the Varicose Vein Guidelines Committee. She developed a website for the AVF. In 2016, she was named Distinguished Fellow of the AVF. Dr. Monika Lecomte Gloviczki is Honorary Member of the French College of Vascular Pathology.