Experts

Expert
Board

Ladislav Zgabur
Chairman of the Expert Board

MUDr. (MD) Ladislav Zgabur is a graduate of the Medical Faculty at Charles University and the Military Medical Research and Training Institute at Jan Purkyně University in Hradec Králové, field of General Medicine. He began working in health care management positions in 1990. He worked as the Administrative Director managing healthcare, the spa industry, and recreation for the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic until 1992. He was one of the founders of the Health Insurance Company of the Ministry of the Interior and its first health director. Between 1995 and 2002, he acted in management positions at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and at the VZP health insurance company. He began working on many private sector health care projects in 2002, and was chiefly involved in the consolidation of laboratories in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He was also a major participant in the origin and development of the FUTURE LAB (now SYNLAB) Group and the AESKULAB Holding. In 2014, he prepared the FutureLife Group project, which he achieved in close cooperation with the HARTENBERG Company. He is currently involved in specialist management and other acquisitions for the FutureLife Company.

Gennet

MUDr. David
Stejskal
Head Physician of the Genetics Programme

MUDr. David Stejskal founded the Gennet Medical Genetics Centre in 1996, which was supplemented by a reproductive medicine department in 2006. He specialises in prenatal screening for birth defects, prenatal diagnostics and molecular genetics.

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MUDr. Radka
Jarošová
Head of the IVF Programme

MUDr. Radka Jarošová has been a head physician of the IVF programme at Gennet since 2011. She graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. In 2004 she was granted the first attestation in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics.

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MUDr. Dagmar
Smetanová, CSc.
Head of the Department of Foetal Medicine

MUDr. Dagmar Smetanová, CSc., was licensed in 2003 by the Czech Medical Chamber (CMC) as a Head Physician and Senior Consultant in the field of gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatric gynaecology. She is involved in many foreign and domestic publications and presentations.

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MUDr. Monika
Koudová
Head Physician of the Genetics Programme

MUDr. Monika Koudová belongs to one of the leading experts in clinical-genetic counselling and genetic laboratory methods with almost 20 years of experience. She is a CMC licence holder for the position of Head Physician and Senior Consultant in this field. She participates in many foreign and domestic publications and presentations. She is a member of the Society of Medical Genetics of CMC JEP, the Czech Medical Chamber of J.E. Purkyně, the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG).

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Ing. Radek
Křen, Ph.D.
Head of the IVF laboratories, certified clinical embryologist

Ing. Radek Křen, Ph.D., has been involved in research in the field of IVF for a long time, including a study stay in Japan. He regularly participates in domestic and international conferences. He graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague and is a certified embryologist.

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Reprofit

MUDr. Pavel
Otevřel
Head IVF doctor

Dr Otevřel is a graduate of medical faculty of Masaryk University; he was devoted to oncological gynaecology and surgery. His experience has been broadened into the field of assisted reproduction since 2006. After his attestation in 2009, Dr Otevřel has become a head doctor in REPROFIT clinic. He has dedicated his work, especially into the problematic of women’s reproductive ageing.

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MUDr. Věra
Hořínová
Head doctor of the genetic program

Dr Hořínová is a highly recognised expert in a field of clinical genetics. She is graduated from the medical faculty of Masaryk University with specialisation in paediatrics. After successful attestation from paediatrics and clinical genetics, Dr Hořínová became the head doctor in the department of genetics in Children’s hospital. In 2002 Dr Hořínová founded a private genetic surgery in Jihlava and she broadened her clinical practice into the field of assisted reproduction. Dr Hořínová is a member of the board of science of the Czech Medical Chamber and thanks to the cooperation with departments of science she participates in many expert and scientific publications.

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Mgr. Soňa
Kloudová, Ph.D.
Head of Laboratories

Soňa Kloudová graduated from the doctoral study program Physiology of animals at Masaryk University. She worked up her dissertation in the Laboratory of Reproductive Biotechnology in the Department of Genetics and Reproduction of Veterinary Research Institute in Brno. Soňa Kloudová has dedicated her work to human-assisted reproduction since 2009. In 2016 she was awarded by certificate ESHRE Clinical Embryologist.

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Iscare CZ

Prof. MUDr. Milan
Lukáš, CSc.
Head Clinician and Senior Consultant of the Clinical and Research Centre for Intestinal Inflammation

Prof. MUDr. Milan Lukáš, CSc., has published more than 250 professional papers in domestic and foreign journals. He is Chair of the Czech Society of Gastroenterology and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is a member of the International Gastroenterological Association, the European Crohn’s and Colitis Association and the International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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MUDr. Jan
Lacheta
IVF Head Physician

MUDr. Jan Lacheta graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, majoring in medicine. After graduation, he worked in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the General University Hospital and the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. Then he worked in private medical facilities and assisted reproduction centres. He has been working for Iscare since 2014. In 2019 he was board certified in reproduction medicine.

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MUDr. Karin
Malíčková
Head Physician of the Immunology Department

In 2013-2017 MUDr. Karin Malíčková worked as a senior consultant in the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Allergology of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics and the First Faculty of Medicine at the General Teaching Hospital. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 lectures and publications, co-author of seven monographs, and has participated in a number of grant projects. She is a member of the Czech Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology of CMC JEP.

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MUDr. Pavla
Vavřincová, CSc.
Head Physician of the Rheumatology Centre

MUDr. Pavla Vavřincová, CSc., has managed 17 rheumatological international studies in her career and participated in others as a head physician. She has also participated in studies to verify the long-term safety and efficacy of Humira in patients with active juvenile polyarticular idiopathic arthritis.

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Sanus

MUDr. Jiří
Štěpán, MBA
IVF Head Physician
MUDr. Robert
Čáp, Ph.D.
Head Physician of the Plastic Surgery Department

MUDr. Robert Čáp, Ph.D., has completed a number of specialist stays and internships in clinics of plastic surgery and burns medicine in Prague, Brno, but also in clinics in the Netherlands and Germany. His participation in the SFOR peace mission in Bosnia, where he worked as a physician, was important life and professional experience.

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MUDr. Khaled
Baker
Head Physician of the Urology Department

MUDr. Khaled Baker is an experienced doctor with Yemeni roots. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in the Czech Republic and focused on the branch of urology, where he has been working for over 20 years. He is the author or co-author of a number of studies and articles in professional journals.

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MUDr. Jaroslav
Pavlata, Ph.D.
Head Physician of the Orthopaedic Department

IVF Clinic

MUDr. Štěpán
Machač, Ph.D.
IVF Head Physician

MUDr. Štěpán Machač, Ph.D., is the author or co-author of more than 30 lectures and 40 articles in professional journals. In his work he focuses mainly on issues of assisted reproduction, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and gamete donation.

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Iscare SK

MUDr. Lenka
Rybánska, Ph.D., MPH
IVF Head Physician

MUDr. Lenka Rybánska, Ph.D., MPH, completed professional internships abroad in the Czech Republic and Israel, where she gained important experience and knowledge in the field of assisted reproduction. She took a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and is Head Physician at Iscare, where she successfully uses her knowledge in treatment.

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ReproMed

Declan
Keane
CEO and clinical embryologist

Declan Keane has been working in the field of assisted reproduction since 1992 as a scientific and clinical embryologist. Following experience at reputable reproductive clinics in New York, he founded the ReproMed clinic in Ireland in 2009, building on both his American experience and over 25 years of discipline expertise. The main philosophy of ReproMed was simple: to offer clients such services which Declan Keane would demand himself if he were its client. The boutique-style service concept succeeded and ReproMed soon became Ireland’s fastest growing reproduction clinic with a huge impact on the whole branch of medicine. The commitment to always provide patients with the highest standard of treatment remains the main credo today.

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Dr. Hans
Arce
IVF Head Physician

Dr. Hans Arce studied obstetrics and gynaecology at the renowned Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. He then worked for nine years in one of Barcelona’s leading reproductive clinics, where he participated in the medical and surgical treatment of infertile couples. He headed the international department, was the head physician of this centre and was also the head of the mininvasive surgery department.

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Gynera

Dr. Laura
Dracea
IVF Head Physician

City Fertility

Carleen
Heath
Laboratory Manager

Carleen is a State Registered Clinical Embryologist who has been in the field for over 17 years.  She studied The Biology of Fertility and Embryo Development at UCL, Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London and is a Diplomate member of the Royal College of Pathologists.  She is fully trained in all aspects of embryo culture, manipulation and selection.  Her specialist interests are Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, blastocyst culture / embryo selection and striving to maintain high success rates while implementing the Multiple Birth Minimisation Strategy.

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Dr. Malini
Uppal
Medical Director & PR to HFEA

Dr Malini has gained vast experience in the field of reproductive medicine during her training and work at several centres of excellence. She completed her postgraduate diploma in prenatal genetics and foetal medicine with distinction at the University College London. Her interest in PGD and PGS is well supported by her knowledge of prenatal genetics and foetal medicine. She is an associate member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and member of the British Fertility Society. She is highly skilled in gynaecological ultrasound, three-dimensional scanning and early first trimester ultrasound. She is FMF accredited for the first trimester and NT scanning. She provides a highly individualised approach.

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