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Tomáš Šebek (CZE)
Surgeon Without Borders and writer
„When I cried in Sudan, no one reproached me for it.“
Tomáš left his safe surgery practice in the Czech Republic and helps the wounded in war zones with Doctors Without Borders. His experiences from foreign missions are documented in readable books.
For eight years he worked at the hospital in Hořovice and then he decided to go out with Doctors Without Borders on his first mission to Haiti. The journey left him with so many experiences and emotions
For eight years he worked at the hospital in Hořovice and then he decided to go out with Doctors Without Borders on his first mission to Haiti. The journey left him with so many experiences and emotions that he returned to Haiti two years later. His experiences from Haiti are recorded in his first book: Mise Haiti – 6 měsíců s Lékaři bez hranic (Mission Haiti – 6 months with Doctors Without Borders)
. He has traveled to Afghanistan twice, as well as South Sudan at the end of last year.
He acts as a war surgeon on the missions for abdominal, chest and limb trauma surgery. When he isn't saving lives, he writes about and photographs the turmoil of war. The extraordinary medical environment is therefore also in his other books: Mise Afghánistán – Český chirurg v zemi lovce draků (Czech Surgeon in the Land of the Dragon Hunter)
and Africká Zima
In 2015, he won the Bravery Award, and is the co-founder of the virtual hospital uLekare.cz.
In his free time he does triathlon, flies a plane, or trains in his field.