Martin Balik

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Head of intensive care of the General University Hospital in Prague. Assistant Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the 1stMedical Faculty of Charles University in Prague since 2009. 

Member of ESICM and European Society of Cardiology (ESC), scientific secretary of Czech Society of Intensive Care, member of steering board of Czech Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Head of the Ultrasound Section. Board of EDEC (European Diploma in Echocardiography, ESICM) since 2015, past member of EDIC subcommittee ESICM (2012-2015). EDEC and EDIC examiner. Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO), member of Scientific Board since 2017.   

Graduated in 1994 and completed his national qualification in anaesthesia and intensive care in 2001. Pregraduate and postgraduate elective attachments in the UK (Bradford 1993, Leeds 1994), completed internships in Austria (Salzburg 2000, Graz 2001). EDIC in 2002. Intensivist and echocardiographist in Westmead and Nepean Hospitals in Australia in 2004-2005. European Accreditation in Transthoracic Echocardiography (ESC) in 2006, reaccredited in 2013. Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences (Charles University) completed in 2006. Publishing and lecturing particularly in the field of cardiology, nephrology, ultrasound and ECMO in the  critically ill.  

Articles Published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease

X-ray indices of chest drain malposition after insertion for drainage of pneumothorax in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients