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Koutecký Josef

Prof., MUDr., DrSc.
Born August 31, 1930, † 2019

  • Paediatric oncology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)
  • Chairman of LS, 1998-2002
  • Vice-Chairman, 2002

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1949, graduate, academic secondary school;
  • 1955, graduate, Faculty of Paediatric Medicine, Charles University (FPM, CU);
  • 1957, first level certificate in paediatrics;
  • 1962, first level certificate in surgery;
  • 1962, extended certificate in paediatric surgery;
  • 1975, CSc., medical sciences;
  • 1981, extended certificate in clinical oncology; 1984, DSc. medical sciences;
  • 1987, Professor of oncology.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1955, Paediatric Department, Hospital in Nový Bydžov;
  • 1955-7, Clinic for children suffering from polio in Janské Lázně;
  • 1957, Paediatric Surgical Clinic (PSC), FPM, CU;
  • 1971, medical superintendent in paediatric oncology;
  • 1974, Head physician, paediatric oncological station, PSC;
  • 1978, Head, Department of Paediatric Oncology, Motol Faculty Hospital;
  • 1981, external assistant physician, FPM;
  • 1983, full assistant physician, FPM;
  • 1983-2004-present, Head, Clinic of Paediatric Oncology, Faculty of Paediatric Medicine (now the Second Faculty of Medicine), CU and of Motol Faculty Hospital

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies:

  • 1970, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie
  • 1972, International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  • 1984, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • 1992, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1993, New York Academy of Sciences

Notable awards:

  • 1973, Award, Czech Oncological Society (for the best work of the year)
  • 1975, Honourable Mention, First Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • 1978, Award, Czech Oncological Society (for the best work of the year)
  • 1979, Award, Praesidium, Czechoslovak Medical Society
  • 1979, Award, Avicenum Publishing House (for the best monograph of the year)
  • 1984, Award, Rector, CU (for the best textbook of the year)
  • 1985, Award, Rector, CU (for the best textbook of the year)
  • 1985, Silver Medal, Faculty of Paediatric Medicine, CU
  • 1985, Award, Rector, CU (for the best textbook of the year)
  • 1985, Silver Medal, Faculty of Paediatric Medicine, CU
  • 1985, Honorary Member, Czechoslovak Oncological Society
  • 1989, Honorary Member, J.E. Purkyně Czechoslovak Medical Society
  • 1990, Medal, Charles University
  • 1990, Medal, Jan Evangelista Purkyně
  • 1993, 1997, Gold medal, Second Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • 1993, Gold Medal, Charles University
  • 1993, Medal, Textile Faculty in Liberec
  • 1993, Medal, University of Bologna
  • 1993, Medal, Albany Medical College (New York)
  • 1995, Memorial Medal, Jiří Trapl
  • 1995, Honorary Memorial Certificate, Second Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • 1995, Award, Universitas Masarykiana Foundation
  • 1996, Medal for Merit (state award) , President of the Republic
  • 1996, Award, Minister of Health
  • 1998, Jubilee Medal, Charles University (on 650th anniversary of founding)
  • 1999, Award, International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  • 1999, Honorary Medal, AS CR, De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis
  • 2002, Medal, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • 2003, Historical Medal, Charles University

Selected publications:

  • Koutecký J. a spol.: Nádory dětského věku (Childhood tumours). Avicenum, Prague, 1978
  • Koutecký J.: Wilm´s Tumour. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Medica, Monographia XCIII, 1979
  • Koutecký J.: Neuroblastoma sympathicum. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Medica, Monographia CVI, 1984
  • Koutecký J.: Nádory břicha v dětském věku (Childhood stomach tumours). CU, Prague, 1987
  • Koutecký J., Kavan P., Staňková J., et al.: The value of deferoxamine ex-vivo autologous grafts purging in children with high risk neuroblastoma. Bone Marrow Transpl. 21: S225-S225 Suppl., 1998
  • Šnajdauf J., Pýcha K., Koutecký J., et al.: Papillary cystic and solid tumor of the pancreas – Surgical therapy with the use of CUSA, and a review of the pediatric literature. Eur. J. Pediatr. Surg. 9: (6), 416-419, 1999
  • Koutecký J.: Ethics in paediatric oncology. Eur. J. Cancer.: S215-S215 Suppl., 1999
  • Kavan P., Kabíčková E., Koutecký J., et al.: Treatment of Hodgkin´s disease in children with VAMP (vinblastine, adriamycin, methotrexate, prednisone) and VEPA (vinblastine, etoposide, prednisone, adriamycin). Pediatr. Hemat. Oncol. 16: (2), 141-148, 1999
  • Kučerová H., Stejskalová E., Koutecký J., et al. Gene aberrations in childhood brain tumors Folia Biol-Prague 46: (5), 187-190, 2000
  • Kavan P., Válková J., Koutecký J.: Letter to the editor: Management and sequelae after misapplied intrathecal dactinomycin. Med. Pediatr. Oncol. 36: (2), 339-340, 2001

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