Previously known as Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics PSRGNZ - Charitable Trust
As required under the new 2005 Charities Act, PSGR has reregistered as a charitable trust.

Damian Wojcik

 

Damian Wojcik BSc, MBChB, Dip.Theology, Dip. Obstetrics, Drp.Child Health (DCH), FRNZCGP, FIBCMT (USA).  Membership ACAM, AIMA, ACNEM, DSAC.  Founded the Northland Environmental Health Clinic in Whangarei in November 2001.

 

Dr Wojcik completed his medical training at Auckland Medical School in November 1978, followed by attachments at Whangarei and Kaitaia Hospitals, and general practice attachments in Wellsford and Rawene, Northland.  He has also been a General Practice Obstetrician providing intrapartum care and delivering several hundred babies.

 

As founder and director of the Northland Environmental Health Clinic, Dr Wojcik practises preventive, nutritional, environmental, integrative, and family medicine.  He is committed to ethical, safe, patient-centred, and evidence-based medicine.

 

Dr Wojcik has a special interest focus in metal detoxification, predominantly for patients with chronic lead and chronic mercury toxicity (CMT).  He has co-authored two research papers on CMT:

1.    ME Godfrey, DP Wojcik, CA Krone. ‘Apolipoprotein E Genotyping as a potential biomarker for mercury neurotoxicity.’  J Alzheimer’s Disease, 5 (2003) 189- 195.

2.    DP Wojcik, ME Godfrey, D Christie, BE Haley, ‘Mercury toxicity presenting as chronic fatigue, memory impairment and depression:  Diagnosis, treatment, susceptibility, and outcomes in a New Zealand general practice setting (1994-2006).  Neuroendocrinology Letters, 27 (4), (Sept 2006) 415- 423.

From 2005, Dr Wojcik has lectured on Metal Toxicology to post graduate doctors at the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), which is an accredited CME provider in Australia.

 

From 1994, Damian Wojcik has been a Police and Forensic Medical Officer and, as of 20 April 2009, he had completed 1010 police and forensic examinations.  From time to time, this work involves attending court to give evidence.  Dr Wojcik is working towards a post-graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine through the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, affiliated to Monash University, Melbourne.

 

Damian Wojcik was a Trappist monk from 1984-1990.  Other personal interests include family activities, club tennis, sailing, watercolour painting and philosophy.

 

Dr Wojcik accepted a Trusteeship of PSGR in June 2009.