M.D. Jan Kastner,
sleep medicine and ENT specialist

Main topics and interest

  • Rhinology (endoscopic surgery, functional-aesthetic surgery of the nose)
  • Ultrasound in head and neck
  • Sleep medicine – obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

Degrees and professional career

  • 1998 Graduation at 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, (M.D.)
  • 1999 – 2002 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Faculty Hospital Motol
  • 2003 – 2004 Laboratory fellow (Tumor biology laboratory) and guest physician at ENT dpt., Mainz, Germany
  • since 2005 untill now: Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Faculty Hospital Motol
  • 2001 1st specialization exam in Otorhinolaryngology
  • 2007 European specialization exam in Otorhinolaryngology
  • since 2005 PhD student (Biomedicine, Experimental surgery)

Scholarships and courses

  • 2001 Skull base surgery course ESBS (Paris, France)
  • 2002 Basic and advanced course of septorhinoseptoplasty (Pécz, Hungary)
  • 2003 – 2004 Laboratory of tumor biology and Dpt. of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Mainz Medical School, Guttenberg University, Mainz, Germany (tutors: Prof.Mann, Dr.Brieger, Dr.Gosepath)
  • 2004 International Laser course (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2005 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA (tutors: Prof.Shah, Dr.Singh)
  • 2005, 2009 Milano Masterclass – Endonasal sinus surgery, septorhinoplasty and facial surgery ERS course (Milano, Italy)
  • 2004 – 2005 DEGUM courses – Ultrasound in Otorhinolaryngology (Mainz, Germany)
  • 2005 Course of Allergology (Prague)
  • 2006 FESS course – basic and advanced technique (Graz, Austria)
  • 2008 Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose and face (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • 2008 Endoscopic sinus surgery and facial plasty surgery, Zurich, Switzerland (1 month, tutor: Prof. Simmen)
  • 2009 Ultrasound course Doppler/Duplex (Erlangen, Germany)
  • 2010 Functional aesthetic surgery of the nose (Ulm, Germany)

Selected publications and presentations

  • Fragment analysis of chromosomal region 3q25.31–3q28 in HNSCC. Kastner J, Brieger J, Mann WJ. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; 131(2): 171-172.
  • Evaluation of microsatellite amplifications at chromosomal locus 3q26 as surrogate marker for premalignant changes in mucosa surrounding head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Brieger J and Kastner J, Gosepath J, Mann WJ. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. 2006; 167(1): 26-31.
  • Revisionschirurgie der Schilddrüse. Betka J, Astl J, Kastner J. 77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V.; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie; Mannheim, 2006, Germany.
  • Gene-expression study of putative oncogenes harbouring chromosomal region 3q26-28 in HNSCC. 6th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery – EUFOS. Vienna, 2007, Austria.
  • Videokymography evaluation after thyroid surgery. Kastner J, Zábrodský M, Sram F, Svec J, Betka J. 79. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie; Bonn, 2008, Germany.
  • Orbital and intracranial complication following an acute rhinosinusitis; a case report. Kastner J, Taudy M, Lisy J, Betka J. 80. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie; Rostock, 2009, Germany.

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