Kamil W. Nowicki, MD, PhD

PGY-2 Resident

Kamil W. Nowicki




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.

Specialized Areas of Interest

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

Professional Organization Memberships

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

Awards and Honors

  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation: Timothy P. Susco Chair of Research Grant Award, 2016
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation: Dawn Brejcha Chair of Research Grant Award, 2016
  • UF MD-PhD Training Program: Outstanding Academic And Research Accomplishment Award, 2016
  • UF College of Medicine Travel Award, 2015
  • Medical Guild Competition – Bronze Award, 2014
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation: Shirley Dudek Demmer Chair of Research Grant Award, 2013
  • Equal Access Clinic Award, 2013
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation: North Shore University Hospital, Brain Aneurysm Center Chair of Research Grant Award, 2012
  • Equal Access Clinic Award, 2012
  • UF MD-PhD Training Program Scholarship, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, summa cum laude, University of Florida, 2008
  • Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Award, 2008
  • Sanibel Symposium Superior Poster Award, 2007
  • Anderson Scholar of High Distinction, 2006
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, 2005

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