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Tomáš left his safe surgery practice in the Czech Republic and helps the wounded in war zones with Doctors Without Borders. He was on his first mission 9 years ago, he has already had five of them to date. His experiences from foreign missions are documented in readable books. After returning from his last post at South Sudan, he published the book Africká zima (African Winter).
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. He has traveled to Afghanistan twice, as well as South Sudan last time, which has left indelible feelings in him. 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. 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).
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 (African Winter). In 2015, Tomáš won the Bravery Award. He is also the co-founder of the virtual hospital uLekare.cz. In his free time he does triathlon, flies a plane, or trains in his field.