Doctor, TV Personality, Humanitarian and Author
Dr. Tomáš Šebek specializes in laparoscopic surgeries in the abdominal cavity, a skill that has served him well during his four missions to Haiti and Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders. Given his work, he is a permanent member of the Geneva operational center of Doctors Without Borders. Šebek is also an accomplished television personality and author. He created web forums for doctors and the public (proLékaře.cz and uLékaře.cz) to share medical information. He also had his own television show, U lékaře (At the Doctor´s), on Czech BBC. He has published two memoirs on his missions with Doctors Without Borders in Haiti and Afghanistan. One was Mise Haiti – 6 měsíců s Lékaři bez hranic (Mission: Haiti – 6 Months With Doctors Without Borders); the proceeds supported a Haitian student of medicine at Charles University, where Šebek also received his medical degree.