In 1984 he graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (former Kaunas Medical Institute) with the qualification of a medical doctor. He continued his studies in the clinical residency in Moscow Research Institute of Proctology and later completed post-graduate studies in Moscow Research Institute of Proctology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Prof. D. Pavalkis has been an intern on more than 50 occasions since 1995 at the best-known clinics in the UK, USA, Austria, Italy, Germany, etc.
He has published over 280 scientific papers, and is a co-author of two textbooks. He has supervised or advised doctoral students on their dissertations. He has given over 70 presentations and lectures at international events; he has been a guest lecturer on more than 30 occasions. Prof. Pavalkis has been a visiting professor at universities in Athens, London, and Prague. He is a member of various international medical organizations.
He is also a member of the editorial boards of Lithuanian and foreign medical journals.
He is a member of the Labour Party.
Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania.
Areas of Research Interest:
Surgery, oncology, colorectal cancer, education.