Vladimír Beneš (CZE)



The world-renowned neurosurgeon, who has performed over 8,000 surgeries, claims that the path to exploring the brain is endless.



The human brain is a complex, sophisticated and fascinating organ. Working with it is just as fascinating and requires a great deal of respect. Even the best neurosurgeons do not know exactly what is actually going on in the depths of the brain. Despite this fact, or precisely because of it, Czech Professor Vladimír Beneš has chosen neurosurgery as his life's mission, just as his father did before him, and now also his son, all three carrying the same name.
Professor Beneš specializes in brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and also the most complicated brain tumours. Until recently, he was the head of the Neurosurgical Clinic of the Central Military Hospital in Prague and the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University. He also previously chaired the Czech Neurosurgical Society and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.


Čína a Tibet

Livingstone stage
17. 7. 2024 15:00 - 16:00


The world-renowned neurosurgeon is also a passionate entomologist. He therefore spends several months of the year travelling the world. Vladimir Beneš has hunted for beetles 12 times in China and the Tibetan regions of Amdo and Kham as well as Sichuan, Gansu, Chighai and Uyghur. China is changing though. What's left are mountains and hard-to-reach places...