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Pirk Jan

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


  • 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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XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Document on issues concerning the concept of European historiography and the present-day EU

Learned Society Fellow prof. Jiří Pešek signed a Document on issues concerning the concept of European historiography and the present-day EU.


Invitation to the Bolzano Lecture

Invitation to the Bolzano Lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne on May 15, 2019 and other lectures on May 16 and May 17, 2019

Invitation (PDF, 707 kB)