prof. MUDr. Robert Staffa, Ph.D.

přednosta kliniky – II. chirurgická klinika


telefon: 543 182 430
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Životopis

Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Robert Staffa, MD, PhD.
    Date and Place of Birth: August 12, 1961 - Boskovice, Czech Republic
Department
  • 2nd Dept. of Surgery
    St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno
    Faculty of Medicine Masaryk University, Brno
    Pekařská 53, 656 91 Brno, Czech Republic
    Phone: 00420 543 182 431
    E-mail: robert.staffa@fnusa.cz
Employment - Position
  • Head, 2nd Department of Surgery, St. Anne’s University Hospital, and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Vice Director of the Centre for Vascular Diseases Treatment, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2007: Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
    2003: Associate Professor of Surgery (docent), Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Habilitation thesis: Role of Pedal Bypass Grafting in Salvage of Limbs with Critical Ischemia.
    1999: Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Dissertation thesis: RaK Knitted Vascular Prosthesis with Collagen-Clinical Study
    1987: M.D., General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • POSTGRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
    2000: postgraduate diploma in vascular surgery
    1997: postgraduate diploma in general surgery - 2nd degree
    1990: postgraduate diploma in general surgery - 1st degree
Employment
  • EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
    1987-onwards, general and vascular surgeon Second Department of Surgery, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Masaryk University, Brno
    1998-2006, Head, Vascular Surgery Unit of Second Department of Surgery, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno
    2006-2009, Deputy to Head of the 2nd Department of Surgery, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno
    2009-onwards, Head, 2nd Department of Surgery, St. Anne’s University Hospital, and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Vice Director of the Centre for Vascular Diseases Treatment, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno I am a co-founder and designer of the Centre for Vascular Diseases Treatment, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno, at present its Vice Director
Teaching Activities
  • 1994-2003, assistant lecturer; supervisor, pre-graduate scientific programs (First Prize for a student’s paper in 2000)
  • 2003-2007, Associate Professor (docent), 2nd Department of Surgery; supervisor, PhD Courses
  • 2007-onwards, Professor of Surgery, 2nd Department of Surgery
  • In the postgraduate study program for the National Center – Department of Medical Education, I have lectured to and trained participants of the course in vascular surgery, specialized in “Pedal Bypass Grafting for Treatment of Chronic Critical Limb Ischemia” (0612R). This course with a nation-wide scope is supervised by the Czech Medical Chamber.
Scientific and Research Activities
  • I am involved in research projects concerning vascular reconstructive, liver and endocrine surgery. Since 1994 I have cooperated with the Research Institute of Hosiery, Brno, in the development of novel vascular prostheses and their introduction in clinical medicine. Since 2000 I have specialized in vascular reconstructive surgery for the treatment of most serious stages of critical limb ischemia.
  • I participate in the program (The Czech Republic – Research and Development for Economy and Society) of the University for Economy and Society. I am leading the project “ Pedal Bypass Grafting and its Role in Salvage of Limbs with Critical Ischemia”. The project has been included in the Projects of National Interest category.
  • I am involved in the preparation of a project whose goal is to achieve a nation-wide coordination in vascular surgery care provided for patients with diabetic feet and, in this position, I collaborate with all major centers for vascular surgery in the Czech Republic.
  • I am the chief coordinator of an international project (Prolong II; University of Limerick, Ireland, funded by FI-IM2/068 INOVA) studying a new type of distal anastomosis to vascular prostheses. Cooperating Organizations:
    - Research Institute of Hosiery Brno (Biovendor)
    - 2nd Dept. of Surgery, St. Anne’s Teaching Hospital in Brno
    - Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University Brno
    - Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research Dept., University of Limerick, Ireland
  • I am a coworker in the multi-center, international, randomized clinical study carried out by the 2nd Department of Surgery, 1st General Medicine/Cardio-Angiologic Department and Department of Imaging Methods. The study is entitled: Multi-Center, Multi-National, Randomized, Partial Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Alfimeprase in Subjects with Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion (NAPA-2).
  • I participate in the GALA Trial (international, multi-center, randomized study on general anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy).
Internship
  • FELLOWSHIPS
    1985: scholarship, University of Freiburg (6 weeks)
    1990: workshop Ratzeburg Hospital (general surgery; 2 weeks)
    1993: fellowship, University of Vienna (general surgery; 6 weeks; Prof. Jakesz)
    1998: fellowship, University of Vienna (vascular surgery; 6 weeks; Prof. Polterauer)
    1998: workshop, Melsungen Hospital (vascular surgery; 2 weeks)
    2000: Buenos Aires (study stay based on international cooperation in the field of cardiovascular surgery between Argentina and Czech Republic - 2 weeks)
    2003: fellowship, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, University of Texas, USA (vascular surgery; 7 weeks; Prof. Clagett)
    2007: workshop in Helios Klinikum Berlin - Buch, Klinik für Gefässchirurgie (Dr.med. Zouheir Chaoui – Valvulotom LeMaitre Expandable in situ Bypass Surgery
Publications, Presentations at Conferences
  • As the author or co-author I have published 51 original papers and four monographs. I am the author or co-author of 70 conference papers, of which 11 have been delivered at European or world conferences. My results have been quoted by 44 other authors. I have written many peer reviews and referee’s comments and have been the author of invited papers and lectures, and have also contributed to several monographs. On many occasions I chaired specialized sections at conferences and congresses.
  • PRESENTATIONS AT EUROPEAN OR WORLD CONFERENCES
    58th Congress of the Association of Polish Surgeons, Katowice (Poland) - 1997
    13th Congress of Vascular Surgery in Berlin - 1998
    14th Congress of Vascular Surgery in Berlin - 1999
    49th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovasc. Surg. in Dresden - 2000
    51th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovasc. Surg. in Helsinki - 2002
    52th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovasc. Surg. in Istanbul - 2003
    21st World Congress of the International Union of Angiology in Rome - 2004
    54th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovasc. Surg. in Athens - 2005
    27th International Congress of the European Hernia Society in Turin - 2005
    22nd World Congress of the International Union of Angiology in Lisboa - 2006
    20th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Vascular Surgery in Prague - 2006
University Activities, Outside University Activities
  • I am a member of the Board for Technical Development at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University in Brno
  • In 2005 I was included in the “National Personalities” database at the National Library of the Czech Republic, in relation to the publication of my monograph: Staffa R. Salvage of the Critically Ischemic Lower Limb by Pedal Bypass Surgery, 1st Edition, Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 112 pp.
  • Since 2004 I have been a member of the editorial board of the journal „Slovenský chirurg“ (ISSN 1335-2954), with responsibility for vascular surgery.
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
    Czech Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
    Czech Surgery Association
    Czech Society for Angiology
    European Society for Vascular Surgery
    Czech Society for Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • 1987 – “Ministry of Education Award for Academic Excellence”.
  • 2006 – “Masaryk University Chancellor Award for an Outstanding Creative Act in 2006” for the monograph Staffa R. Salvage of the Critically Ischemic Lower Limb by Pedal Bypass Surgery, 1st Edition, Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 112 pp, and for introduction of the pedal bypass method in the Czech Republic.
  • 2006 - “Czech Society for Cardiovascular Surgery Award for the Best Original Scientific Paper in Vascular Surgery in the Czech Republic in 2005” for the invited original paper by Staffa R, Leypold J, Kříž Z. Pedal Bypass for Limb Salvage. Acta chir belg 2005;105: 491-496. ISSN 001-5458 (Impact Factor 0.318).

2017/09/06