Over 1000 doctors graduates from Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University
To advance their learning they have cutting-learning center. The Simulation center is equipped as real hospital with operating theatres on the clinical floor, intensive care units, even heliport on the roof. It is the most advanced center in the republic. Students from other universities are going here for practical education.
Long tradition of pioneers
Brno is the city of knowledge with Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine being active for more than 100 years. Exceptional healthcare in our region is possible also because of long tradition of pioneers from different medical fields. Check out past achievements of Brno’s medicine bellow.
Years of success
Successes in different fields
Children’s eye clinic pioneering refractory methods
Refractory laser operations saves children otherwise sentensed to blind, or near to blind life. And Children’s eye clinic of Faculty hospital Brno have some ground-breaking firsts in whole European scale. In 1994, prof. MUDr. Rudolf Autrata, CSc., MBA did two revolutionary photorefractive keratectomy surgeries on two child patients with otherwise untreatable eye deficiencies. After that world’s most prominent clinics adapted prof. Autrata’s karetectomy method.
Leading oftalmology professionals
doc. MD. Rudolf Autrata, CSc., MBA
Head of the Children’s Ophthalmology Clinic, University Hospital Brno
“We are returning sight to near blind children”
Doc. Autrata and his team are doing nearly impossible, their saving children from the age of a few weeks to teen age from genetic and evelutionary predispositions which causing in many cases blindness. Doc. Autrata is head of Children’s eye clinic of Faculty hospital Brno, and as such he have un__ impact on oftalmology. He pioneered the photorefractive keratactomy surgery and till this day, he and his team are only ones in Czech republic how are doing this type of surgery.
Prof. Autrata is active in the field of education. He have 30 education and popularization texts.
doc. MD. Šárka Skorkovská, CSc.
Head of clinic
“Minor miracles are a daily occurrence”
The eye is a subtle part of the body that requires delicate surgery. At Neovize, our clinicians always do as much as we can to explore non-invasive options before advising surgical intervention.
I feel incredibly privileged and grateful for being able to practise ophthalmology. To see an elderly person with a cataract walking home with completely clear vision just a few hours after treatment, that’s what I call a minor miracle.
Alongside my work for Neovize in cataract treatment and intraocular eye surgery, I’m proud to teach at Masaryk University and lead our postgraduate training at the clinic.
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First “in vitro” child in Czechoslovakia was born forty years ago
Historically first assisted reproduction in Middle and Eastern Europe took place in Brno in 1982. Only four years after first worldwide sucessful IVF delivery in GB. Team of MD. Ladislav Pilka used approach when they placed egg and sperm directly into fallopian tube and let the nature do its thing. “Instrumentarium of western Europe was out of our league, but we did it anyway.” said MD Pilka.
Leading reproductive medicine professionals
Prof. MD. Ladislav Pilka, DrSc.
“The peak of medical endeavour is nothing if the patient isn’t put first.”
In a Czech context, Prof. Pilka is known as “the founding father” of assisted reproduction. He and his team were the first to use the GIFT method worldwide in 1982. Their breakthrough was awarded by the International Federation of Fertility Societies in San Francisco in 1985.
Throughout his career, Prof. Pilka has greatly contributed to the development of fertility treatment in the Czech Republic and continues to set the benchmark for ethical standards in modern IVF.
Thanks to his efforts, the Czech Republic now ranks among the most prestigious destinations in the field of assisted reproduction. The clinic where his greatest medical achievements has happened is nowadays Cermed, which is also one of dear partners of Brno Medical.
MUDr. Kateřina Veselá, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
“At the very start of my career, I became fascinated by assisted reproduction. It’s been a lifelong professional calling ever since.”
Together with my husband and mentor Honza, we started out as a small family practice in 1998. Our goal has remained the same throughout – to help couples from all over the world to start their own precious family. And I’m proud to say that we’ve been very successful in doing that.
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The cradle of implantology research
Dental implantation is now one of the most widely used treatments for replacing missing teeth. During the time of the former Czechoslovakia, the leading research facility was located in Brno at Masaryk University’s First Faculty of Medicine led by Prof. MD. Jiří Vaněk. CSc. The pioneering research carried out by Prof. Vaněk and his department helped lay the foundations of modern implantology.
Leading dental professionals
Prof. MuDr. Jiří Vaněk. CSc.
Head of the stomatology clinic, University Hospital Brno
“We take the holistic approach to patient care.”
Professor Vaněk’s research crosses multiple stomatology disciplines, including oral surgery, prosthetic stomatology, dental translatology and implantology. He laid the foundations of modern Czech implantology, assisted by his team at the Stomatology Clinic at University Hospital Brno. Together, they have inspired the next generation of dentists skilled in the most advanced techniques.
Now in his 80s, he still heads the Stomatology Clinic at University Hospital Brno and continues to serve as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University.
Over his career, Prof. Vaněk has published over 140 scientific works. He is a member of various professional dental organisations and served as a member of the Executive Board of the Ministry of Health. For his research, he has received numerous medals and awards.
MUDr. Michal Bumbálek, Ph.D.
Head of the clinic, Onedent
“As a dentist, the education never stops.”
Michal Bumbálek, head dentist and founder of Onedent, is a graduate of Masaryk University in Brno and a postgraduate of Charles University in Prague. He specialises in dental aesthetics, endodontics, prosthetics and implantology. A regular attendee at leading domestic and international congresses and a member of 7 professional societies, Michal filters his knowledge back into the education of all the dentists and nurses who work at the clinic. This is reflected in ongoing practical trainings for dental interns as well as an annual scholarship for outstanding graduates.
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Learning from one of the best
To become a well-qualified surgeons takes years and years of study, experience and a pair of skillful hands. It was hands in particular that were the main point of Prof. MUDr. Vojtěch Kubáček, DrSc. expertise. Hand reconstructive surgery felt his impact on this so complex field through his monograph Hand Surgery. He also became a creator of an original procedure for the replacement of a thumb which was lost due to an accident, by transposition of another finger. It has been another confirmation that the Masaryk University, of which he was a rector of for an exceptionally long time, holds a strong name in science, technology and medicine.
Leading plastic surgery professionals
Prof. MUDr. Vojtěch Kubáček, DrSc.
Former rector of Masaryk University
Acclaimed Prof. MUDr. Vojtěch Kubáček, DrSc. was born in South Moravia region close to Brno. He has graduated from Faculty of Medicine in Brno in 1947 since when he has worked as a surgeon until he was transferred to the Instutitute of Plastic Surgery of which he later became head of.
Prof. MUDr. Vojtěch Kubáček, DrSc. has significantly contributed to development of reconstructive surgery. His active participation on congresses at home or abroad is something special as it was rare to attend congresses in so many countries such as Poland, England, Germany, Russia, Austria, former Yugoslavia or Spain.
During his peak period he focused on hand reconstructive surgery and therefore became the creator of the original thumb replacement procedure. He has been also a rector of well-known Masaryk University for 10 years.
MUDr. Petr Pachman
Head of plastic surgeons
“I consider it very important that a surgeon must also be a perceptive and good person who loves his work and gives his best in the room.”
Head of the clinic, MUDr. Petr Pachman has been working as a plastic surgeon at the MEDICOM Clinic in Brno since 2013, and since 2019 he has also held the position of primary surgeon. Since 2007, he has been gaining experience in the field of plastic surgery in many state hospitals and private clinics, where he performed more than 10,000 procedures in the field of aesthetic surgery. He has also participated in a number of prestigious internships and congresses in the Czech Republic and abroad – for example in the USA, France, the Netherlands or Monaco.
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Trailblazers of children spinal surgery
Spinal surgery as a discipline was very underrated in 70’s in former Czechoslovakia. To keep up with development the Clinic of spinal surgery was founded by University hospital of Brno in 1978. Thanks to unvawering effort of founder and pioneer of children spinal treatment prof. MD. Otto Vlach, DrSc., the Clinic caught up, and more than that. Prof. Vlach raised next generation of spinal surgeons, to whom their coleaugues from all over the world comes to learn their methods.
Leading orthopedic professionals
Prof. MUDr. Otto Vlach, DrSc.
Founder of Ortopeadical clinic of University hospital Brno (founded in 1978). Most influental researcher in the field of children spinal surgery. Profesor Vlach raised next generations of orthopedic surgeons and thus layed foundations for nowadays prestige of Brno’s spinal surgery.
Prof. Martin Repko, PhD.
Head of the orthopedic department, University Hospital Brno
“The secret behind our success is expertise”
When I visit clinics abroad, I always return with a feeling of gratitude for our dedicated and motivated team of doctors, anaesthetists and nurses. They truly are the backbone of our top-quality service, helping us to perform surgeries beyond the capabilities of clinicians in other countries. Our in-hospital psychologists and rehabilitation staff provide excellent care to ensure the general wellbeing of all our patients. Each unit within our department is indispensable in helping us remain exceptional in our field.
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The first three-organ transplant in Europe
Heart transplantation causes huge stress to whole organism and other organs. In some cases, there’s need to be transplantation of two organs in the same time. Or several. The first transplantation in Europe of three body organs in the same time took part in First internal clinic in Brno in 199?. Surgeons replaced pacient’s heart, liver and kidney. The pacient become one of 600 transplant recipients of clinic.
Leading cardiology professionals
Prof. MD. Jan Navrátil, DrSc.
The most illustrious name in Brno cardiology, Prof. Jan Navrátila was a true medical pioneer. In 1956, he was the first cardiologist to perform open-heart surgery using deep hypothermia. And two years later, he performed the first extracorporeal circulation heart surgery procedure. He and his team operated on an artificial heart in Vienna in 1976.
He was awarded for his achievements in cardiology innovation as well as in the development of new cardiology instrumentation, notably a novel device for extracorporeal blood circulation.
MD. Milan Sepši, PhD.
Device therapy expert
“When it comes to heart health, look no further”
Over my cardiology career, I’ve seen first-hand a generation of talented doctors come through the ranks at MUNI and the University Hospital here in Brno. At Czech Medical Centre, we’re proud to continue this tradition of excellence in cardiology.
We have one of the largest and most advanced internal clinics in Europe with state-of-the-art facilities and multilingual doctors and nurses. Our internationally experienced cardiologists are dedicated to making treatment as human as possible for all patients.