At University Hospital Motol, we prize ourselves for our internationally renowned and friendly staff. All of our physicians can speak English, with many of them speaking also German and other languages (French, Russia, etc.), and each of which has long term experience from top-class health facilities from around the world.
Head of the Clinic
Assoc. prof. Marek Šetina, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor Šetina has completed his cardio-surgical training at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague (IKEM) under the supervision of professor Pirk, who has described him as his best resident. He worked at IKEM for more than 10 years.
After passing exams necessary for the nostrification of his diploma in the USA (ECFMG) he worked for 18 months as a Clinical Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. He is a member of the Mayo Alumni.
He worked for 6 months as a Research Fellow in Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, USA.
He is also one of the founding doctors of the Vascular Surgery Ward at Hospital Na Homolce. He founded and was head of the Cardiac Surgery Department at Hospital České Budějovice from 2000 to 2006. Since 2006 he has been working at the University Hospital Motol, first as its Senior Consultant and later as the Head of the Department for Cardiovascular Surgery.
Health Deputy – Senior Consultant of the Clinic
Milan Horn, M.D.
Doctor Horn practiced the basics of cardiac surgery at the Children Cardiac Center, University Hospital Motol. He continued his practice at the Adult Cardiac Surgery Clinic after its establishment in 1993.
He worked as an Oberarzt in the prestigious cardiac center in Leipzig (Herzzentrum Leipzig) for two years, which belongs to one of the biggest and the most renowned cardiac centers in Europe. The Head of the Cardiac Center is one of the leaders of European and World Cardiac Surgery, prof. Mohr.
Deputy for Science and Research
Jan Burkert, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor Burkert has undergone Cardiac Surgery training at University Hospital Motol. He worked for a year as a Senior Registrar at Royal Brompton Hospital in London, which is the biggest center for cardiac and lung disease treatment in the United Kingdom.
The Head physycian of Anaesthesia and Postoperative Care
František Mošna, M.D.
Doctor Mošna practiced the basics of anaesthesia and postoperative care at the Hospital of Merciful Nuns of Saint Carlo Borromeo in Prague. He gained his specialization in cardio-anaesthesiology at University Hospital Motol in Prague. He also worked as a Senior Registrar at Harefield Hospital in London, the world-famous medical centre for heart and lung disease treatment, specializing in transplantation and mechanical heart support.