prof. MUDr. Vladimír Beneš, DrSc.
is the most renowned Czech neurosurgeon, university professor, and one of the world's leading neurosurgery experts. From 1997 until 2020, he held the position of Head of Neurosurgery in the Central Military Hospital, Prague and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University. From 2003 till 2007, he was the Vice President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS). From 2007 to 2011, he was the Chairman of the Training Committee of EANS and since 2011 the President of EANS. He is also on the Editorial Board of multiple international academic journals (Bolest, Acta Neurochirurgica, Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery). His personal records span approximately 8000 surgeries, 260 publications, 380 abstracts and 400 lectures.