Prof. Dr. med. Jiří Dvořák

Prof. Jiri Dvorak

I was born 22 November 1948 in the Czech Republic. I commenced pre-clinic studies at the Charles University in Prague.  For political reasons, I left the Czech Republic in 1968 continuing my studies in Zurich. Having graduated in June 1974, I was awarded a medical degree in 1976 from the Medical Faculty in Zurich. In 1990, I was awarded the «Venia Legendi» of Zurich University for the original work on the subject of the «upper cervical spine» specialising in «Neurology, i.e. spine disorders».  In 1995 I became Professor at the University of Zurich.

Funktion und Fachbereich

Consultant to the board / Neurology, Spine Unit

Beruflicher Werdegang

since 2019

Consultant to Schulthess Foundation board, research consultant

since 2019

Visiting Professor 1st Medical School Charles University Prag

since 2008

Senior Consultant Department of Neurology, Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik

2005–2016

Director of FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence (HQ Zurich)

1987–2008

Chair of the Department of Neurology, Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik

1986

Visiting Professor, Department of Biomechanics, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University, Director: Prof. M. Panjabi

1975–1986

Residency in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Manual Medicine and Neurology

1974

Graduation Medical School Zurich

Sportliche Aktivitäten

Waterski (national competition level)

Windsurfing, Diving, Golf, Cycling

Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeiten

Scientific Journals

2005

Senior Editor British Journal of Sports Medicine

2003

Editor American Journal of Sports Medicine

1993

Deputy Editor, SPINE, Raven-Lippincott Publ. USA

1991

Co-Founder and Associate Editor European Spine Journal, SPRINGER Verlag, Heidelberg

1990

Associate Editor, SPINE, J.B.Lippincott Publ., USA

 

Scientific Education and Activities

2004–2016

IOC medical group member of the summer olympic games

2003–2016

WADA – Health, Science and Research committee

1994–2016

F-MARC (FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre) Chairman, FIFA Chief Medical Officer, Zurich Switzerland

1994

Chairman of Supervision Council of Internal Grant Agency of Ministry of Health, Czech Republic, Prague (until 2005), member since 1990

1994

Honorary Advisor in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand

1987–1998

Consultant and Visiting Professor, Dept. of Biomechanics, Yale Medical School, New Haven

1985–1994

Consultant and Visiting Fellow for Musculoskeletal Medicine Diploma, Canterbury Medical School, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

1985, 1987    

Research Programme: Upper Cervical Spine, together with the Institute of Biomechanics of the University of Berne, Dept. of Biomechanics, Yale University M.Panjabi PhD, Schulthess Klinik Zurich

1981

USA, Michigan State University, North Texas State University, University of California Irvine

Mitgliedschaften in Fachgesellschaften

European Spine Society (Founding Member 1990, Secretary from 1993 to 1996, Vice president since 1996, President 2000)

International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine (1989)

Cervical Spine Research Society , North American (1987)

Czech Medical Academy (2018)

Swiss Neurological Association (1986)

IOC Science committee (since 2002-2016)

WADA Health and Science Committee and Foundation Board (2008–2016)

President of Spine Society of Europe (1999/2000)

Chairman of F-MARC (FIFA Medical Assesment and Research Center), FIFA Chief Medical Officer (1994–2016)

Internal Grant Agency of Ministry of Health of Czech Republic, Prague (Member since 1990, Chairman of the Supervision Council since 1994)

Honorary Member of New Zealand Association of Musculo-Sceletal Medicine (1990)

European Association of Biomechanics (1988)

Féderation Internationale de Médicine Manuelle (1979)

Auszeichnungen, Preise und Ehrungen

2018 Honorary member of Spine Society of Europe - EUROSPINE    

2017 Honorary member of ISAKOS 

2015 AFC Presidential Award

2010 Honorary Member of Czech Medical Association

2009  Universitas Carolina Pragensis / Nummum Memoriatem Argentum

2009 First Marathon-Prize Swiss Orthopaedic Society

2009 NCAA Research Award

2008 Spine Society of Europe: Best Podium presentation

2007 Spine Society of Europe Award for clinical science

2007 Spine Society of Europe Award for Basic Science

1999 Volvo Award for Spine Research of the International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine

1998 Carl Rabl award of the South German Orthopaedics Association

1997 Knoll-BASF Award for Manual Medicine

1994 Award of the Swiss Neurological Society (Functional evaluation of the spinal    cord by MRI in patients RA and atlantoaxiale instability)

1986 Neuro-orthopaedic Award (Rotatory instability of the upper cervical spine), Germany

1986 Resident’s Award of the North American Cervical Spine Research Society (Functional anatomy and biomechanical properties of the alar and transverse ligaments)

Publikationen

482 Original papers, 48 textbooks (with translations and new editions), review articles, book-chapters, approx. half of publications subjected to sports medicine

Web Science H-Index 73

 

All

Since 2014

Citations

36199

15379

h-index

102

61

i10-index

309

256

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