(born 8 September 1945) is a Polish-American medical researcher and clinician focused on broad aspects of immunological diagnosis and treatment. He collaborated in important discoveries related to immunology, viral oncogenes, genetic engineering, and cloning and has implemented desensitization treatments for allergic disorders based on this research into his clinical practice.
He is also recognized as a cultural ambassador for the propagation of artistic, scientific, and business dialogue between the U.S. and Poland and has been appointed by the government of Poland and accredited by the U.S. State Department as an Honorary Consul.
Pienkowski’s achievements as a medical researcher and clinician as well as cultural ambassador have received recognition. He has been named a Kosciuszko Foundation Eminent Scientist. He was honored by the Tennessee House of Representatives in a House Joint Resolution of Commendment. He has been designated Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor’s Staff in both Tennessee and Kentucky. He has also been recognized by U.S. political figures and groups. He was named Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee Physicians Advisory Board, as well as being awarded the Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom.
He was recognized by the Polish news and opinion magazine Przegląd in 2004 as one of the “100 Most Influential Polish Citizens Abroad”.
Pienkowski is a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and Knoxville Academy of Medicine. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation.