Department of Pediatric Neurology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital

Basic information

The Department of Pediatric Neurology of the 2nd Medical Faculty of Charles University and the Motol University Hospital is the largest institution of pediatric neurology in the Czech Republic. We provide diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the nervous system from 4 weeks to the age of 18 (exceptionally also to elderly patients). We try to operate as a superconsulting workplace for all neurological diagnoses of childhood throughout the Czech Republic. Some diagnostic and treatment programs (eg epileptosurgery program) also provide care to patients from abroad.

The diagnoses we deal with in our workplace include epilepsy (from childcare after the first seizure to complex interdisciplinary programs such as epileptosurgery and epileptogenetics), acute and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, neuromuscular diseases, neurocutaneous syndromes ( eg neurofibromatosis or tuberous sclerosis), neurodevelopmental diseases (eg cerebral palsy, developmental dysphasia), CNS developmental anomalies, suspected tumors or other expansive processes of the nervous system, vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, neurogenetic, neurometabolic and neurodegenerative diseases in children, non-acute post-traumatic conditions, including care for apallic children, sleep disorders.

We have two inpatient stations, including an intensive care unit of a lower type (ie without equipment for the care of patients with failure of basic vital functions). We have a total of 40 beds for patients, of which 6 beds in the ICU and 6 beds in video / EEG and printing monitoring. The clinic also includes the Electrophysiological Laboratory providing a complete spectrum of electrophysiological diagnostics in childhood (ie electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), all evoked potential modalities (EP), intraoperative monitoring and sleep laboratory) and a DNA laboratory dealing with the diagnosis of selected genetic conditions. diseases, such as hereditary neuropathies and epileptic encephalopathies. We run a general neurological outpatient clinic and a number of specialized outpatient clinics within the polyclinic of the children's section of the Motol University Hospital. In cooperation with other workplaces of the children's section of the Motol University Hospital, our clinic provides a wide range of consulting activities.

As a university workplace, we are also intensively engaged in teaching and research activities. The clinic offers pre- and postgraduate education in several areas, including pre-certification training for pediatric neurologists. We participate in a number of scientific research projects, often within the framework of interdisciplinary and international cooperation. In recent years, our clinic has been ranked high in the evaluation of research activities of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital (data from 2019: 33 primary publications in journals with IF with a total IF of 167,65).

History of the clinic

The clinic was founded on January 19.1.1971, 1914 as the first independent clinical department of pediatric neurology in our country and one of the first in the world. Its founder was Professor Ivan Lesný (2002-1957), an extraordinary figure of world importance, one of the founders of the field of pediatric neurology not only in our country but also in Europe. He was one of the most talented students of the famous neurologist academician Kamil Henner. Already in 1958, he founded the Section of Pediatric Neurology at the Czechoslovak Neurological Society JE Purkyně as the first scientific organization of pediatric neurology in the world. In addition, Professor Lesný also founded the Section of Neurophysiology and the Czech League Against Epilepsy within the Czechoslovak Neurological Society. In the XNUMXs, independent professional societies of ČLS JEP were established from these sections. Already in XNUMX, he and his colleagues organized the "Days of Pediatric Neurology" for the first time, which were later established as a traditional platform for annual meetings of Czech and world neurologists.

Professor Lesný ran the clinic for 11 years (until 1982). He was succeeded by Professor Jaromír Svatý (1982), Professor Miloš Lehovský (1983-1990) and Professor Vladimír Komárek (1991-2016). Since January 2017, Professor Pavel Kršek has been running the clinic.

Among other important personalities in the history of our workplace, we will mention Associate Professor Karel Brachfeld, Associate Professor Miroslav Rössler, Mayor Pavel Kocura and Mayor Miluša Prošková. Our current team is presented on the following pages.

The head
Prof. MD Pavel Kršek, Ph.D.
pavel.krsek@fnmotol.cz

Primary
MD Vera Sebroňová
vera.sebronova@fnmotol.cz

Head nurse
Gabriela Pavlova
gabriela.pavlova@fnmotol.cz

Secretariat - FN Motol
Alena Skrabankova, DiS.
224 433 301
alena.skrabankova@fnmotol.cz

Bc. Zuzana Petova
224 433 304
zuzana.petova@fnmotol.cz

Secretariat - 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Renata Todtová
224 433 302
renata.todtova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

Management and staff

The head

Prof. MD Pavel Kršek, Ph.D.
Phone: 224 433 301, e-mail: pavel.krsek@fnmotol.cz

Deputy Head for Medical and Preventive Activities - Primary

MD Vera Sebroňová
Phone: 224 433 303, e-mail: vera.sebronova@fnmotol.cz

Deputy head for educational and scientific activities

MD Martin Kudr, Ph.D.
Phone: 224 433 358, e-mail: martin.kudr@fnmotol.cz

Head nurse

Gabriela Pavlova
Phone: 224 433 305, e-mail: gabriela.pavlova@fnmotol.cz

Secretariat of the Motol University Hospital

Alena Skrabankova, DiS.
Phone: 224 433 301, e-mail: alena.skrabankova@fnmotol.cz

Bc. Zuzana Petova 
Phone: 224 433 304, e-mail: zuzana.petova@fnmotol.cz

Secretariat of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Renata Todtová
Phone: 224 433 302, e-mail: renata.todtova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

Chief physicians of inpatient departments

Department 3C: MUDr. Lukáš Paulas
Phone: 224 433 350, e-mail: lukas.paulas@fnmotol.cz

Department 3B: MUDr. Alena Tesfaye
Phone: 224 433 374, e-mail: alena.tesfayeova@fnmotol.cz

Chief Physician of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

MD Radka Valkovičová
Phone: 224 433 370, e-mail: radka.valkovicova@fnmotol.cz

Chief Physician of the Electrophysiology Laboratory

MUDr. Katalin Štěrbová
Phone: 224 433 369, e-mail: katalin.sterbova@fnmotol.cz

Chief ambulance doctor

MD Renata Cíbochová
Phone: 224 433 834, e-mail: renata.cibochova@fnmotol.cz

Chief Physician of the Neurogenetic Laboratory

MUDr. Petra Laššuthová, Ph.D.
Phone: 224 436 789, e-mail: petra.lassuthova@fnmotol.cz

Doctors:

Doctors specializing

Prof. MUDr. Vladimir Komarek, CSc., E-mail: vladimir.komarek@fnmotol.cz
MD Anežka Bělohlávková, Ph.D., e-mail: anezka.belohlavkova@fnmotol.cz
MD Ludvíka Faladová, e-mail: ludvika.faladova@fnmotol.cz
MD Petra Fuchsová, e-mail: petra.fuchsova@fnmotol.cz
MD Jana Haberlová, Ph.D., e-mail: jana.haberlova@fnmotol.cz
MD Alena Jahodová, Ph.D., e-mail: alena.jahodova@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Josef Kraus, CSc., E-mail: josef.kraus@fnmotol.cz
MD Zuzana Libá, Ph.D., e-mail: zuzana.liba@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Miroslav Mamanak, e-mail: miroslav.maminak@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Katerina Paderova, e-mail: katerina.paderova@fnmotol.cz
MD Ivana Perníková, e-mail: ivana.pernikova@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Bořivoj Petrák, CSc., E-mail: borivoj.petrak@fnmotol.cz
MD Jana Pokorná, e-mail: jana.pokorna@fnmotol.cz
MD Lucie Šimková, e-mail: lucie.simkova@fnmotol.cz
MD Rosa Vydrová, e-mail: rosa KVKrova@fnmotol.cz
MD Alena Zumrová, Ph.D., e-mail: alena.zumrova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

Doctors without specialization

MD Jonáš Boruta, e-mail: jonas.boruta@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Matthias Ebel, e-mail: matyas.ebel@fnmotol.cz
MD Barbora Heřmanovská, email: barbora.hermanovska@fnmotol.cz
MD Markéta Jílková, e-mail: marketa.jelinkova@fnmotol.cz
MD Barbora Lauerová, e-mail: barbora.lauerova@fnmotol.cz
MD Anna Svěráková, e-mail: anna.sverakova@fnmotol.cz
MD Lucie Šťovíčková, e-mail: lucie.stovickova@fnmotol.cz
MUDr. Tomas Toman, e-mail: tomas.toman@fnmotol.cz
MD Anežka Žáková, e-mail: anezka.zakova@fnmotol.cz

Neurogenetic laboratory

MD Barbora Straka, Ph.D., e-mail: barbora.straka@fnmotol.cz
RNDr. Jan Jencik, e-mail: jan.jencik@lfmotol.cuni.cz
Ing. Lucie Sedlackova, Ph.D., e-mail: lucie.sedlackova@lfmotol.cuni.cz
prof. MD Pavel Seeman, Ph.D., e-mail: pavel.seeman@lfmotol.cuni.cz
Ing. David Stanek, Ph.D., e-mail: david.stanek@lfmotol.cuni.cz
MUDr. Dana Safka Brozkova, Ph.D., e-mail: dana.brozkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz
RNDr. Anna Uhrová Mészárosová, Ph.D., e-mail: anna.meszarosova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

Information for patients

Partial restriction of traffic due to summer cleaning, the inpatient part of the clinic will be partially closed at the end of the holiday months (July 18 - July 7, ward 31B, August 7 - August 3, ward 1C)

Ambulance

Ambulance contact: 224 433 834

On March 25, 3, the renovated Children's Polyclinic was opened to the public. The outpatient clinic of the Children's Neurology Clinic is located on the 3rd floor, node E (polyclinic building).

K ordering new patients In most of our outpatient clinics, the recommendation of a pediatrician or pediatric neurologist from place of residence. We order exclusively on the telephone number 224 433 834 on weekdays, preferably from 9:30 to 10:30 and from 14:00 to 15:00. If you can't call this phone right now, the nurses are paying attention to other patients. Thank you for your understanding!

K ordering patients who have already been treated with us use our email address detneuamb@fnmotol.cz, where it is always necessary to state the patient's name, year of birth and the given request (eg date of ordering the check, re-order, sending the prescription…, etc.). The nurse will always answer your email.

Acute ambulance operates every working day from 8.00 am to 15.30 pm The examination of the last patient starts at 15.00 pm Patients who arrive outside this time are treated at the First Aid Medical Service located on the lower ground floor. LSPP operation is continuous.

Hospitalization

With any questions about planned hospitalizations contact the clinic secretariat on phone no. 224 433 301, in the case of hospitalizations with video EEG, contact the laboratory assistant on phone no. 224 433 360

Contact to nurse 3.B: 224 433 335
Contact to nurse 3.C: 224 433 334

We have 2 fully renovated ones available inpatient wards

We accept patients for planned hospitalization on the basis of a written recommendation from a pediatrician or pediatric neurologist in place of residence. The length of hospitalization depends entirely on the needs of a specific case (it is adapted to the child's diagnostic and treatment program). Parents will receive more detailed information about their stay at the clinic during an admission interview with a doctor.

Hospitalization of the child's escort to the ward is possible up to 6 years of age of the child, event. at the ZTP card holder, if the current operational possibilities of the clinic allow it. Other parents can use the hostel on the hospital premises (no reservation required).

We do not have superior rooms or studios available, a child with a possible escort is accepted into a 2-3 bed room, mostly with its own bathroom.

You can find more detailed information (eg what to take with you to the hospital) <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/Odstoupeni_od_smlouvy_EN.pdf?v=1595420299" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">HERE</a> or on a written invitation sent together with the date of admission to the parents' address. If necessary, there is a pharmacy, medical supplies, grocery store, hot snacks, or vending machines in the hospital complex.

Electrophysiological laboratory

If you are ordered for an examination in an electrophysiological laboratory and you would not be able to come by the given deadline, re-ordering is possible on the number 224 433 360

You can find information for children from Slovakia and other foreigners <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/Odstoupeni_od_smlouvy_EN.pdf?v=1595420299" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">HERE</a>

You can find information for parents of children invited as part of the epilepsy surgery program <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/Odstoupeni_od_smlouvy_EN.pdf?v=1595420299" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">HERE</a>

You can find information for parents of children invited to be examined in the sleep laboratory <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1932/8043/files/Odstoupeni_od_smlouvy_EN.pdf?v=1595420299" data-gt-href-en="https://en.notsofunnyany.com/">HERE</a>

Clinic structure

Standard ward - 3rd floor B

18 standard beds (DNS2 station)

Department description:

  • 1x 2-bed room
  • 4x 3-bed room
  • 2x 1-bedded and 1x 2-bedded room for video / EEG and printing monitoring

Standard ward - 3rd floor C 

16 standard beds (DNS1 station) + 6 lower ICU beds including 1 heated bed (DNJ station)

Department description:

  • 1x 2-bedded room, 2x 4-bedded room, 2x3-bedded room
  • 2x 2-bedded room for ICU patients
  • 1x 2-bedded room video / EEG

Electrophysiological Laboratory - 3rd floor D

  • 2x EEG examination room
  • 2x EMG examination room
  • 1x examination room of evoked potentials
  • 1x description and archive of EEG records

Ambulance - 3rd floor E

Complement - 3rd floor D

  • offices of the clinic management and doctors, secretariat, library.

Complement - 10th floor C

  • medical rooms

Neurogenetic laboratory - pavilion 23

Specialized centers

Centers recognized by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic

Motol Epilepsy Center (Highly specialized care center for drug-resistant epilepsy)
Chief physician:
Prof. MD Pavel Kršek, Ph.D., e-mail: pavel.krsek@fnmotol.cz

Centers with international accreditation within the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases (European Reference Network - ERN)

ERN for rare and complex epilepsy (ERN EpiCARE)
Leading doctors:
Prof. MD Pavel Kršek, Ph.D., e-mail: pavel.krsek@fnmotol.cz;
MD Katalin Štěrbová, e-mail: katalin.sterbova@fnmotol.cz

ERN for rare neuromuscular diseases (ERN NMD)
Chief physician:
MD Jana Haberlová, Ph.D., e-mail: jana.haberlova@fnmotol.cz

Center for Hereditary Ataxias in ERN Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN RND)
Chief physician:
MD Alena Zumrová, Ph.D., e-mail: alena.zumrova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

Centers recognized by the professional company ČLS JEP

Center for sleep disorders in children 
Chief physician:
MD Katalin Štěrbová, e-mail: katalin.sterbova@fnmotol.cz;
MD Alena Tesfayeová, e-mail: alena.tesfayeová@fnmotol.cz

 

Neurogenetic laboratory

Neurogenetic Laboratory of the Department of Pediatric Neurology, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University and University Hospital Motol (NGL) is a highly specialized university and hospital laboratory that combines the field of medical and preventive care, research and pedagogy. The laboratory has a tradition of more than twenty years and its focus is unique at the national level. The laboratory is accredited according to the international standard ČSN EN ISO 15189.

Medical preventive care NGL focuses on the diagnosis of genetic causes of hereditary neurological diseases, in particular hereditary Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, hereditary spastic paraparesis and other neuromuscular diseases, severe childhood epilepsy, rapid and severe neurodegeneration and hereditary non-syndromic hearing disorders.

The laboratory cooperates mainly with pediatric and adult neurology clinics throughout the Czech Republic, provides laboratory services for Motol University Hospital and other hospitals in the Czech Republic, both in the field of diagnostics and treatment and research of all diseases it deals with. The laboratory has long been involved in external quality assessment within the international quality control system The European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN).

Educational activity - NGL provides undergraduate teaching of domestic and foreign students of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and postgraduate teaching of doctors and universities from other fields.

Scientific research activity represents a long-term important activity of the laboratory with many outputs in the form of numerous publications in foreign impact journals. The laboratory team is a successful solver of many grants and team members have won many important awards for publishing and research activities. The laboratory is dedicated to the search for new causes of hereditary neuropathy, research into less common types of neuropathy, spastic paraparesis, severe childhood epilepsy and hereditary deafness. The laboratory has been cooperating for a long time with several important foreign workplaces (Austria, Germany, USA). Scientific activity is closely intertwined with medical and preventive activities and represents a dynamically developing form of connecting research with practice.

Successes of the clinic on the website of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine

Activities of the clinic in 2022

The Department of Pediatric Neurology of the 2nd Medical Faculty of Charles University and the Motol University Hospital has been helping for 50 years 

Activities of the clinic in 2020

Activities of the clinic in 2019 

Accreditation of the PPMD ​​Neuromuscular Center

The neuromuscular center was accredited by the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the first in Europe.

Activities of the clinic in 2018

Donation account

We accept any donations on the basis of a donation contract issued by the clinic's secretariat (224 433 301 or e-mail: alena.skrabankova@fnmotol.cz) in cooperation with the Legal Department of the University Hospital in Motol.

Account number: 50008 - 17937051/0710, Czech National Bank
vs 2119

Thank you Mr. Pavel Jech and the company JECH CZ sro for the renovation of folding chairs to accompany our patients.

During the COVID-19 epidemic, we were supported by:

  • Mrs. Marie Maulis
  • MD Jana Kabelkova
  • Ing. Jana Hlavacka
  • Mrs. Veronika Strnadová

The Department of Pediatric Neurology in 2019 was supported by:

  • Jan Barta
  • Ing. Tomáš Jeník - DESIGNER
  • The company FREKOMOS sro
  • Milan Zařicky
  • M.Sc. Daniela Saifrtová
  • The company DRAKO Investment, sro
  • The company VAVRUŠKA production sro
  • Company KRBY - KURKA
  • Students of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (article on the website of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine)

Thank you very much to all donors!

Contact

Adress

Department of Pediatric Neurology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
In Úval 84
Prague 5
150 06

Secretariat of the Motol University Hospital

Alena Skrabankova, DiS.
Phone: 224 433 301, e-mail: alena.skrabankova@fnmotol.cz

Bc. Zuzana Petova 
Phone: 224 433 304, e-mail: zuzana.petova@fnmotol.cz

Secretariat of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Renata Todtová
Phone: 224 433 302, e-mail: renata.todtova@lfmotol.cuni.cz

The secretariats are located in the building of the Children's Hospital, 3rd floor, node D

Ambulance:
Tel: 224 433 834

Nurse 3. B: 
Tel: 224 433 335

Nurse 3. C:
Tel: 224 433 334

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