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Leo Klein

Medical & Rescue Service Research & Development Czech Republic

BG (Ret.) Assoc. Prof. Leo Klein M.D., Ph.D.

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Plastic and Burns Surgeon, Former NATO ACE Medical Advisor, Former Surgeon General
University of Defence


A Successful Czech Project of Civil – Military Co-operation in Humanitarian Assistance

More than 215 (August, 2015) foreign patients have received comprehensive treatment in various Prague hospitals. The Czech government earmarked a special budget for this project yearly. Military medical personnel, supplemented by appropriate civilian specialists, carried out selection and diagnostic-procedures through enhanced field-hospital facilities; transportation of patients was also organised by the military. The Home Office solved the most complicated problem of imigrant-status for the children and their accompanying adults by granting them temporary asylum-seeker status, while the Ministry of Health guaranteed the provision of highly-specialised health-care providers in University Hospitals in Prague. In order to standardise handling-sequences and co-ordination-procedures, specific medical criteria of the „MEDEVAC“ Project were predicated.

Curriculum Vitae


•Undergraduate Education:

Charles University in Prague - Medical Faculty and Purkinje Military Medical Academy in Hradec Kralové, general medicine, 1976

•Postgraduate Education:

internal medicine (1st Degree) - 1980,

general surgery (1st Degree) - 1983,

plastic and reconstructive surgery - 1989,

Ph.D. (burns medicine) - 1994,

Associate Professor in surgery - 1998,

burns medicine – 2005.

Professional Experience:

1977-1980 Troops Medical Officer, Rocket Brigade, Hranice

1980-1984 Surgeon of Med. Battalion, Div. of gen. surgery, Mil. Hosp. Olomouc

1984 - 1998 Assistant, Senior Assistant, Assoc. Prof., Deputy Head of the Chair of War Surgery, Purkinje Military Medical Academy, Hradec Králové, in parallel since March 1995, Head of Division of Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Dept. of Surgery, Charles University Teaching Hospital, Hradec Králové

1.1.1999 – 31.8.1999 Deputy Chief of Health Care Division of the Military Medical Service Command of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, Prague

1.9.1999 – 31.8.2002 NATO Supreme Allied Command Europe Medical Advisor and Chief of Medical Branch in SHAPE, Mons, Belgium

1.9.2002 – 31.3.2004 Surgeon General of the Czech Armed Forces, Prague

1.7.2004 – 31.3.2008 Head, Department of Burns Medicine, Charles University, 3rd Medical Faculty, Prague (“Prague Burns Centre”)

1.4.2008 – 31.8.2014 Head, Division of Plast. Reconstr. Surgery and Burns, Teaching Hospital, till 31.12.2013 Head, Dept. of Field Surgery, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Hradec Králové - to date – the same workplaces (part time)

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