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Zbynek Stranak

Zbyněk Straňák, Prof., MD., PhD


Clinical and Academic Appointments

1989-1990 - Fellow, Pediatrics, Regional Hospital Most
1990-1993 - Fellow, NICU, Faculty Hospital of the First Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague

1993-1996 - Head of the Unit and Consultant, NICU, Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague

1996-present - Head of the Department of Neonatology/Pediatrics, Senior Consultant, Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague

1998-present - Member of the Commitee for Perinatology, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
2001-present - Regional Consultant for Neonatology (Central Bohemia Region), Ministry of Health, Czech Republic

2001-2008 - Scientific Secretary, Czech Society of Neonatology, Board Member of Czech Society of Neonatology

2000-2017 - Associate Professor, Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague
2017/present - Professor, Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague

Education and Training

1983-1989 - Faculty of Pediatrics, Charles University, Prague
1992 - Postgraduate Specialization in Pediatrics
1995 - Postgraduate Specialization in Neonatology
1999 - Dissertation Thesis: New Aspects in Patophysiology, Diagnostics and Treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

2004 - Habilitation – Associate Professor Degree
2008 - MBA, Prague International Business School
2017 - Professor, Charles University Prague

Faculty and Teaching Appointments

1996-present - Second Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague
1996-2003 - Postgraduate Courses and Dissertation Advisor, First Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague

1998-present - Member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Postgraduate Training, Prague

1996-present - Nursing Postgraduate Training Lecturer in the Neonatal Intensive Care
2000-present - Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague
2002-2006 - Coordinator of Continuous Medical Education, Czech Medical Chamber
2005-present - Postgraduate Courses and Dissertation Advisor, First Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague

Grants, Research Projects

- Principal investigator and sub-investigator: Research grants of Internal Grant Agency Minister Health of Czech Republic (9 projects)
- Clinical studies levelbI: 1 project (principal investigator – RDS treatment using brand new surfactant nebulization)
- Clinical studies level II-III: 6 projects

Cited publications

SCOPUS: 352 WOS: 320 H-index: 9 (last search on March 2017)


Selectet list of publication:

1. Straňák Z, Feyereislová S, Korček P, Dempsey E. Placental Transfusion and Cardiovascular Instability in the Preterm Infant. Front Pediatr. 2018 Feb 27;6:39. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00039. eCollection 2018. Review.
2. Straňák Z., Feyereisl J., Korček P., Feyereislová S., Krofta L.: Procalcitonin is more likely to be released by the fetus rather than placental tissue during chorioamnionitis. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2016; 160:XX (IF: 1,2/2014) Original paper
3. Stranak Z., Saliba E., Kosma P, Posfay-Barbe K., Yunis K., Farstad T., Unnebrink Z. van Wyk J., Wegzyn C., Notario G., Campbell FJ: Predictors of RSV Hospitalization in Infants Born at 33 to 35 Weeks Gestational Age: A Large Multinational Study (PONI) PLOS One 2016 Jun 16;11(6):e0157446. (IF 3,23/2014) Original paper
4. Straňák Z., Krofta L., Haak L.A., Vojtěch J., Hašlík L., Rygl M., Pýcha K., Feyereisl J.: Antenatal assessment of liver position, rather than lung-to-head ratio (LHR) or observed/expected LHR, is predictive of outcome in fetuses with isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Mar 24:1-5. (IF 1,36/2014) Original paper
5. Straňák Z., Feyereislova S., Černá M., Kollárová J., Feyereisl J.: Limited Amount of Formula May Facilitate Breastfeeding: Randomized, Controlled Trial to Compare Standard Clinical Practice versus Limited Supplemental Feeding. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 26;11(2):e0150053. (IF 3,23/2014) Original paper
6. Stranak Z, Korček P., Hympánová L, Kynčl M, Krofta L.: Prenatally Acquired Multiple Limb Ischemia in a Very Low Birth Weight Monochorionic Twin Fetal Diagn Ther 2015, DOI:10.1159/000434644 (IF: 2,93/2014) Case report
7. Stranak Z., Semberova J, Barrington K., O’Donnell C., Marlow N., Naulaers G., Dempsey E., on behalf of the HIP consortium: International Survey on Diagnosis and Management of Hypotension in Extremely Preterm Babies Eur. J. Pediatr. Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24390060 (IF: 1,89/2014) Original paper