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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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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


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Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


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