Leading child cardiologist Jan Marek on the challenges and rewards of healing young hearts

Photo: Charles University

One of the laureates of the 2023 Gratias Agit awards, handed out by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs to people and organizations for promoting the good name of the Czech Republic abroad, is Jan Marek, a leading expert in the field of pediatric and prenatal cardiology. Although he has spent the last 18 years working at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London he has maintained close ties with his home country. I caught up with him on his last visit to Prague to talk about the challenges and rewards of his profession.

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Author: Daniela Lazarová