Work Experience
2009 – now Head of OB klinika – Centre for Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders,
Prague, Czech Republic
since 2008 President of the Czech Society for Study of Obesity
since 2006 President of the Czech Bariatric Chapter of the Czech Surgical Society
since 2006 Executive Director, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) –
European Chapter
since 2005 Professor of Surgery at 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
2004 Founding Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
(IFSO) – European Chapter
2002 – 2009 Head of the Clinical Centre, Clinical Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and
Bariatric Surgery ISCARE Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 – 2002 President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
2001 – 2002 Consultant Surgeon, St. John´s Hospital, Livingston, Scotland, Great Britain
since 1999 Czech Representative to the International Society of Surgery (ISS, Switzerland)
1997 Associate Professor of Surgery, 1st Surg. Dept., Charles University, Prague
1996 Vice-President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
& President of the first IFSO World Congress, held in Prague, Czech Republic
1995 Founding Member of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
June 1993 Among the first surgeons round the world to perform laparoscopic
nonadjustable gastric banding operation
1991 – 1993 Consultant Surgeon & Senior Lecturer (General, Bariatric & Laparoscopic
Surgery), 1st Surg. Dept., Charles University Hospital, Prague
1989 & 1990 Surgical Registrar Law Hospital, Carluke, Scotland, Great Britain
1982 – 1989 Surgical Registrar 1st Surgical Dept, Charles University Hospital, Prague
Graduated 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague Czech Republic
Priorities in the field of Bariatric & Metabolic surgery
June 1993 The first in the Czech Republic, and among the very first surgeons worldwide
to perform Gastric banding LAPAROSCOPICALLY
March 2000 The First in the Czech Republic to perform Robotic Adjustable gastric band
December 2009 The First in the Czech Republic and among the few first surgeons in Europe
to Perform Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication in humans on regular basis
Membership of Learned Societies
National:
– Czech Surgical Society
– Czech Bariatric Chapter …. President
– Czech Society for Study of Obesity …. President
– Czech NOTES Chapter …. President
– Czech Chapter of Internat. Soc. for Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery
International:
– International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
Member of IFSO Executive Board
IFSO Past-President
Chair – IFSO Board of Trustees
– International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity – European Chapter
Executive Director
– International Surgical Society (ISS)
National Representative
– European Association for Study of Obesity (EASO)
Member
– Polish Society for Endocrinology & Obesity
Honorary member
-Association of Polish Surgeons
Honorary member
Publications
Author and co-author of more than 150 scientific papers and lectures published and
delivered worldwide.
Author of several Bariatric surgery textbooks and many chapters in surgical textbooks
published worldwide.
Associate Editor: Obesity Facts Journal
Main fields of scientific interest
Minimally invasive surgery
Bariatric and metabolic surgery and multidisciplinary obesity management
New and emerging technologies

Prof. Dr. Martin Fried

Prof. Dr. Martin Fried