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The surname Stránský occurs in the history of Czech politics and journalism. Professor Martin Jan, neurologist, who was born and grew up in New York, continues in the footsteps of his lineage. He is the former Czech shadow Minister for Health. He is currently specializing in the neurophysiological function of the brain, especially in the areas of memory and consciousness. He is exploring the fundamental effects of human thinking and technology on the human brain, including its ability to learn.
The descendant of the First Republic family settled down permanently in the Czech Republic after 1990. He studied medicine in the USA where he yet lectures and works as a head of the Neurology Department at Yale University. After the Velvet Revolution, he established the Clinic at Národní in Prague, restored the Přítomnost magazine which was started by one of his ancestors who also founded the newspaper Lidové noviny. Martin also became an advisor to important politicians and organizations, established exchange programs for postgraduate education, established a foundation for support of civil society and also the Ombudsman Office for Health in the Czech Republic in 2014.