Rastislav is an experienced doctor who has been dedicated to the prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases for 25 years. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava and also the Head of the Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health Protection.
Rastislav has extensive experience working on several continents, including almost twenty humanitarian missions. He is the author of a number of books and medical journal articles, a member of several scientific and editorial boards, an advisor to the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, and he often appears in the media. He is a founding member of the Ministr Zdraví (Minister of Health) Czech think-tank.