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Dr. Tomas Drabek received his MD and PhD from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. After completion of training in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, he assumed a position of an Assistant Professor the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic, the largest cardiac surgery and transplant center of the country. His clinical and experimental research involved cardiac anesthesia, hemorrhagic shock and sepsis, specifically sepsis biomarkers and their value in prognostication the outcome. After a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Drabek pursued further career as a clinician-scientist at the University of Pittsburgh (since 2004), currently at the level of an Associate Professor. Dr. Drabek's research carried out at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research is focused on hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation from both traumatic and non-traumatic cardiac arrest, using both conventional and extracorporeal CPR. Current work is focused on neuroinflammation and dopamine signaling after extended cardiac arrest durations, and testing novel therapies to promote neurorehabilitation.