Department of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine 2nd Faculty of Medicine, UK and Motol Medical University

Motto: The goal of our workplace is to connect applied clinical research, innovative teaching together with the provision of quality health care based on the use of the most modern knowledge of medical science and well-coordinated teamwork of satisfied employees.

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine 2. LF UK and FN Motol provides comprehensive treatment and preventive care in infectious medicine and travel medicine from the age of 15. The professional focus of the workplace and the care provided is based on a modern concept of the field and is inspired by the position of infectious medicine abroad with an emphasis on ambulatory care and consultation services for other clinics and departments within the FN Motol. The clinic provides acute and specialized outpatient care in the entire range of infectious medicine (except for HIV infection) and has bed capacity for the hospitalization of adult patients whose health condition requires it.

Among the most common diagnoses that we consult and treat at our clinic are febrile and inflammatory conditions, diarrheal diseases, respiratory and urinary tract infections, exanthema infections (infections that manifest as rashes), neuroinfections, liver infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of febrile conditions of unclear etiology, imported tropical infections, opportunistic infections in immunodeficient patients, infections associated with the provision of health care and infections in risk groups of patients (seniors, patients with serious chronic diseases, etc.).

The clinic is set up Vaccination center, also providing vaccination against covid-19, and Travel medicine center. The Travel Medicine Center provides comprehensive pre-departure counseling as well as diagnosis and treatment of health problems for travelers after returning from a risk area. It is completely unique among Prague hospitals Center for the Treatment of Infections in Intravenous Drug Users, which provides outpatient and inpatient care for drug-addicted patients. It provides psychiatric and psychological care to hospitalized patients, helps arrange treatment for motivated patients, provides substitution treatment during hospitalization and provides internal examinations before starting substitution treatment with methadone. Care for patients with chronic hepatitis B or C is provided in Center for the treatment of viral hepatitis.

The clinic participates in teaching students of bachelor's and master's study programs at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the UK and serves as a teaching workplace of the Institute for Postgraduate Education in Healthcare. The clinic's scientific and research activities are based on cooperation with related laboratory and clinical disciplines at the Motol National Research Institute. Main research topics include antibiotic therapy and prescription, travel medicine, infections in high-risk patient groups and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Management and staff

Head of the clinic:
MD Milan Trojánek, Ph.D.
tel.: 22443 6900/6901

Deputy head for health activities:
MD Martin Tulach
tel .: 22443 6903

Deputy Principal for Teaching:
MD Aneta Nyčová

Deputy Head for Science and Clinical Research:
MD Vyacheslav Grebenyuk

Head of inpatient department:
MD Grigory Mesezhnikov
tel.: 22443 6948/6928/6929

Chief Consular Doctor:
MD Marek Štefan, MBA
tel .: 22443 6911

Secondary doctors (acute and specialist ambulances):
MD Jan Kubik
MD Vyacheslav Grebenyuk
MD Veronika Yegorova

Secondary doctors (inpatient department):
MD Lukáš Kohout
MD Aneta Nyčová
MD Barbora Pišová
MD Teresa Ernestová
MD Sarah Schwott
MD Kateřina Kupská

Head nurse:
M.Sc. Milena Chybová
tel .: 22443 6905

Station nurse:
Hana Black
tel .: 22443 6907

Vaccination Center:
Bc. Denisa Ličáková
tel .: 22443 2330
mobile: 775 939 710

Bc. Martin Mecerod
tel.: 22443 6900/6901
mobile: 720 932 246

Jarmila Marešová
tel .: 22443 6910

Infectious diseases and infectious medicine

Infectious diseases have influenced the development of the entire human civilization, while they were still the most common cause of death at the end of the 19th century. In the course of the 20th century, mainly thanks to the improvement of hygienic conditions, the introduction of vaccination programs and the discovery of new treatment options, there was a dramatic decrease in the incidence and number of deaths from infectious diseases, thereby significantly reducing their societal impact in developed countries. However, the originally optimistic ideas about a solved problem with infectious diseases appear to be completely unrealistic from today's point of view. Thanks to significant demographic, ecological and climatic changes, in recent decades humanity has increasingly encountered epidemic occurrences of completely new or emerging diseases, such as e.g. covid-19, SARS, MERS, or hemorrhagic fevers (e.g. Ebola), which in in today's globalized world, they can pose a potential risk to the human population. In developed countries, epidemics of diseases that can be prevented by vaccination are reappearing, which is related, among other things, to the trend of refusing recommended and mandatory vaccination. Another significant problem is the growing resistance of microorganisms to available anti-infectives, which greatly limits our treatment options.

However, a fundamental change for the field of infectious medicine is represented by the increasing life expectancy and the increasing representation of patients with serious chronic diseases or immune disorders, because it is infections that represent significant and often serious complications for these patients. That is why professional circles are increasingly talking about the need to ensure easily accessible and high-quality ambulatory and consultative infectious disease care.

Infectious disease medicine is currently a modern and dynamically developing field that is dedicated to the rational diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of infectious diseases, while, contrary to the common notion, it is no longer true that infectious disease workplaces serve mainly to isolate people with transmissible infections. On the contrary, most of the disease cases that an infectious disease specialist encounters and deals with are not transmissible between people. The most common diagnoses that infectious disease specialists deal with include febrile and inflammatory conditions, respiratory and urinary tract infections, diarrheal diseases, liver infections, neuroinfections, skin and soft tissue infections, zoonoses (infections transmitted by animals) or healthcare-associated infections.

History of the clinic

The 30s
The building of the current clinic was built according to the project of the architect Rudolf Kvěch and was opened in February 1937 as the Masaryk Institute for the Treatment of Lupus of the Czech Regional Society against Tuberculosis. The building was attached to the Motol hospital on August 5, 1948.

The 50s
The department was founded in 1951 in the premises of SANOPSZ (Sanatorium of the District Insurance Company of Private Employees) in the later building of the State Sanatorium in Prague 5 (Na Cihlářce).
The increasing number of cases of infectious hepatitis led in 1953 to the relocation of the department to the current building in the Motol hospital. The priority was MUDr. Otakar Souček, a gastroenterologist, who originally worked at the internal clinic of the Motol hospital under the guidance of prof. MD Miloš Netousek, DrSc.

The 70s
In 1971, MD took over the management of the department. V. Hazuka - internist, gastroenterologist. The department performed endoscopic examinations and non-invasive and invasive liver examinations in the field of gastroenterology for Prague and the Central Bohemian region.

The 90s
Since 1992, the department was headed by MUDr. Jana Železna, at that time the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis with interferon was introduced. In 1998, the reconstruction of the ground floor of the pavilion was completed and a care program for drug-dependent patients with hepatitis began. In 1999, MUDr. Iron retired.

In 2000, MUDr. Jiřina Hobstová CSc., who originally worked at the Bulovka University of Applied Sciences. Under the leadership of dr. Hobst's department continued to care for drug-addicted patients, but the program was expanded to cover all infectious diseases that occur in drug-addicted patients. The department participated in teaching students of the 3rd Faculty of Arts of the UK and the 1st Faculty of Arts of the UK.

In 2013, as part of the reorganization, the status of the department was changed, and the Infectious Department of FN Motol became the 6th station of the Internal Clinic of the 2nd LFUK and FN Motol. MUDr was appointed head of the station. Jan Dvořák. The scope of work of the department has not changed, it has expanded towards the care of internally ill patients.

MUDr left the position of head of the department. Jan Dvořák and he was replaced in the position by MUDr. Martin Tulach.

On September 1.9.2022, 2, a new Department of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine was established at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the UK and the Motol Faculty of Medicine. The first head of the clinic was appointed MUDr. Milan Trojánek, Ph.D., who originally worked at the Clinic of Infectious Diseases of the XNUMXnd Faculty of Medicine of the UK and the Bulovka Medical University. The head of the clinic is MUDr. Martin Tulach.


The workplace provides teaching in bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University. The clinic is also a training workplace of the Department of Infectious Medicine of the IPVZ.

Master's degree

general medicine

The workplace participates in the teaching of the subject Infectious Medicine together with the partner workplace at FN Bulovka. Teaching at the Clinic of Infectious Medicine and Travel Medicine of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the UK and Motol Medical University takes place in a three-day block (Tuesday to Thursday) in the first week of the internship. The clinic is located on the premises of the Motol Medical Center in building No. 22. The main topics taught include febrile conditions (including fever of unclear origin), inflammatory indicators and their importance in the diagnosis of infections, infections associated with the provision of health care, infections in immunodeficient patients, viral hepatitis, HIV (epidemiology, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis) and travel medicine. More detailed information about teaching and teaching materials can be found in SIS.

The clinic participates in interdisciplinary teaching in related subjects and organizes optional subjects focusing on the professional profile of the workplace. The department is also involved in providing internships for students in the tropics.

The clinic staff welcomes students' interest in individual internships within the subject K10 or any extracurricular activities.

Bachelor's degree 

Nursing and Pediatric Nursing

The workplace provides teaching of the subject Nursing care in infectious medicineNursing care of children in infectious medicine in the 3rd year of study.

Doctoral studies

Clinic staff are trainers of students in the study program Preventive medicine and epidemiology (2. LF UK) a Mikrobiologie (LF in Pilsen, UK). The study topics correspond to the specialist focus of the clinic and are mainly about the issues of travel and tropical medicine, epidemiology of infectious diseases or antibiotic therapy and prescription.

Science and clinical research

The clinic's scientific and research activities are based on cooperation with related laboratory and clinical disciplines at the Motol National Research Institute. Main research topics include antibiotic therapy and prescription, travel medicine, infections in high-risk patient groups and epidemiology of infectious diseases.


Clinic secretariat 
22443 6900/6901


emergency clinic (7:00-19:00): 22443 6945
specialist ambulance (for orders): 22443 6930

doctor on duty (19pm-00am): 7 00

Electronic reservation system:

Electronic reservation system covid-19:

Inpatient department
22443 6928/6929

Contact to the doctor (translations, admission to hospital)
22443 7777

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