Roman Šmucler

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Roman Šmucler, MD, CSc (born 8 July 1969) is a Czech dentist, maxillofacial surgeon, university lecturer, entrepreneur, TV presenter and scriptwriter.

Education and Medical Career He grew up in Příbram, where he attended basic and high school. In 1987 he was admitted into the First Faculty of Medicine in Prague, field of study Stomatology. Following his graduation in 1992, he started working at the Clinic of Stomatology of the First Faculty of Medicine and the General University Hospital in Prague, where he works until today. He is also the current chief physician of the Center for Medical Photonics where he lectures in English. In 1995 he passed the First Postgraduate Examination and in 2002 the Second Postgraduate Examination in Stomatology. In 2002 he also obtained a Candidate of Sciences degree (CSc.). He habilitated in the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague in the field of Stomatology by presenting his habilitation thesis called The Therapeutic Use of Laser in Orofacial Oncology. He was awarded the title of Associate Professor on February 1, 2010.[1] He has also been working at the Faculty of Medicine, Plzeň, where he researches the possibilites of treatment of oncological diseases with lasers. He cooperates with New York University, New York, College of Dentistry and works at the Institute of Oncology and Rehabilitation Na Pleši. He has participated in research fellowship programs in Boston, Paris, Uppsala, Seoul, New York and Vienna. He is a member of a range of Czech and international expert associations, where he also holds various positions (SPIE, ASLMS, AAID, AACD, ELA, ESAD). The chief focus of his research is the application of lasers. Amongs other things, since 1996 he has been working at the committee of Czech Medical Laspi Association with the Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyně, where he formerly held the position of a secretary for science. Since 2013 he has chaired this organization, the name of which has been changed to the Czech Medical Laspi Association ( so that it could further develop the new field of aesthetic medicine. Furthermore, he engages in research in the fields of dental implants and dentoalveolar surgery. To this day, he has published 60 original and synoptic scientific papers. He has co-authored at 5 research projects, mentors postgraduate students and dedicates to the popularization of science. He has written 112 articles and co-authors monographies, television and radio expert programs. He has delivered 152 lectures, 59 of which were abroad.

Career in Media His journalistic contributions to local newspapers began when he was only ten years old. In 1986 he won second place and in 1987 he won first and second place in a national literary contest. In the spring of 1989 he won a casting call to a Czech Radio program called Microforum together with Robert Tamchyna and Martin Ondráček. He became a member of the team at the new federal station E+M. In November 1989, he participated in the revolutionary broadcasts during the Velvet Revolution, started presenting Microforum and contributing to the program Microforum Night Service. Since 1991 he has regularly presented Studio Contact in Czech Television and occasionally has been a presenter for other programs – e.g. Miss Czechoslovakia (1992 and 1993). On February 4, 1994 he presented the first live broadcasting of TV Nova and subsequently programs The Nod, Why?, Tabu, 1 against 100. He was the author of Tabu, which was also screened abroad. He also appeared in programs such as The Golden Cage, Miss of the Decade, New Year's Eve Show and others. He left TV Nova in 2005. In 2008 for a period of 6 months he accepted an offer to present the TV show Millionaire at TV Prima. In 2013 he resumed his work as a presenter for the Microforum Night Service at Czech Radio 2 and in collaboration with Czech Television he initiated preparations for the program "The Smartest Czech”.

Entrepreneurship Since 1992 he has been producing television programs under a business licence. In 1996 he founded Asklepion-Lasercentrum Praha s.r.o. This company operates a non-state medical facility which has grown from the first Czech center specializing in laser aesthetic medicine into a multi-field institute of aesthetic medicine with the main clinic in Prague at Londýnská 39 and several branches in Karlovy Vary (4 offices), Mariánské Lázně (4 offices). The company has taken part in establishing medical facilities that were later sold to other organizations (Praha, Ostrava), or those that were established primarily for other subjects (16 in the Czech Republic and a few abroad). About 40% of the treated clientele comes from abroad. It runs a few surgeries abroad too, e.g. in London. Gradually other subsidiary companies specializing in business, medical training and cosmetics production have been set up. In 2008 the firm bought equity in the Institute of Oncology and Rehabilitation Na Pleši, s.r.o., which had been established a year earlier through privatisation. In the same year, through Asklepion SG Hospital, s.r.o. (together with SUDOP Group – a partner of Asklepion in the Na Pleši facility) it gained a majority stake in the Municipal Hospital Mariánské Lázně, which after a few years it sold off. In the Present, it has targeted the majority of its investments into the development of new medical procedures and products.

Politics On July 23, 2009 he became the leading candidate for the political party TOP 09 in the Karlovarský district for the cancelled October general elections. In January 2010 he asked his name to be removed from the top position in the list of candidates due to time-related matters.[1]

Family He was married to Libuše Šmuclerová, the general director at Ringier Česká republika, who was formerly the CEO at TV Nova. They are divorced. They have one daughter Justine-Anna, who was born in 2001.[2]

Awards In 2009 together with Prof. MD. Jiří Mazánek, Doctor of Sciences (DrSc.), and MD. Marek Vlk he was awarded the Prize for medical research of 2008. He has been awarded prizes for giving speeches at foreign medical congresses and repeatedly nominated in viewer polls. In 2005 he came second in ANNO and TýTý polls.

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