Czech Republic

Born in Prague in 1937. Professor of Neurosurgery, Emeritus Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague. Since 2011 title of FCMA, Fellow of the Czech Medical Academy. Member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) since 1968, member of the Skull Base Surgery Committee of WFNS since 2005. The World Federation of Skull Base Societies (WFSBS), co-founder in Hannover 1992. Co-founder of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) in Prague in 1971. The Central European Neurosurgical Society (CENS), co-founder 1999, at present scientific secretary, former president and honorary member. He has dedicated 58 years to neurosurgery and neuroscience. Like M. Samii, E. Zverina in Czechoslovakia introduced intra-operative nerve monitoring, microsurgical technique and skull base surgery into all fields of neurosurgery. He has operated more than 1000 vestibular schwannomas. E-mail: