Pirk Jan

Jan Pirk, MD, DSc., FETCS
Date of birth: 20 April 1948

Education

  • 1966 – 1972 Charles University School of Medicine, Prague

Professional practice

  • 1972 – 1974 Dept of Surgery, Nymburk District Hospital, houseman
  • 1974 – 1990 Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague - surgeon at the Dept of Surgery
  • 1983 – 1984 Ochsner medical Foundation, New Orleans, USA (fellowship in cardiac surgery)
  • 1990 – 1991 Odense Univ Hospital, Denmark (consultant, Dept of Cardiac Surgery)
  • 1991 – present – Head, Dept of Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
  • 1995 – present – Chief, Cardiac Center, Inst.Clin.Exp.Medicine

Professional experience

  • 1975 - board examination I – surgery
  • 1981 - board examination II – surgery
  • 1987 - board examination – cardiac surgery
  • 1997 - board examination – vascular surgery
  • 1978 - CSc (rouhgly equivalent to PhD) degree after defending thesis entitled „The effect of flow rate on the fate of venous grafts in the arterial bed“
  • 1988 - DSc., thesis entitled „The long-term fate of coronary artery reconstruction and the potencial of modulating it“
  • 1997 - Associate Professor of Surgery at the Charles University School of Medicine I in Prague
  • 2000 - Professor of surgery 

Membership in professional societies

  • Association of Czech Physicians in Prague
  • member of Board of Czech Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • Czech Society of Cardiology – member of the Editorial Board of Cor et Vasa
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery – councillor
  • The New York Academy of Sciences

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