Robert Tomáš


Robert Tomáš, M.D., Ph.D. works as a neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgical Department of the Na Homolce Hospital in Prague. He mostly operates neuro-oncological patients, patients suffering from degenerative spinal disease and those with peripheral nerve lesions. Beside the surgical treatment of neurosurgical patients, he is also involved in intraoperative electrophysiology, improving the chances of patients to achieve favorable outcomes after complex operations of the brain and spinal cord.


Pregraduate education

  • 1991–1997 1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University, Prague
  • 1997 graduated as M.D.

Board certifications

  • 2000 1st degree board certification in general surgery
  • 2006 board certification in neurosurgery

Postgraduate education

  • 1998–2005 neurosciences, 1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University, Prague
  • 2005 graduated as Ph.D.

European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) courses

  • 2003 EANS course in Amsterdam
  • 2004 EANS course in Krakow
  • 2005 EANS course in Prague
  • 2006 EANS course in Luxembourg
  • 2006 EANS Certificate, Part I


  • 2006 Professor Rudolf Petr Prize awarded by the Czech Neurosurgical Society for the best neurosurgical publication of an author younger than 35 years (in 2005)
  • 2007 Piťha Prize awarded by the Czech Electrophysiological Society for the best electrophysiological publication in 2006 (member of the collective of authors lead by Stejskal: Intraoperative stimulation monitoring in neurosurgery, Grada, Prague, 2006)

Selected publications

  • Tomáš R, Haninec P: Dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) localization using direct spinal cord stimulation can improve results of the DREZ thermocoagulation procedure for intractable pain relief. Pain, 2005, 116: 159–163
  • Tomáš R, Haninec P, Houšťava L: The relevance of the corticographic median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) phase reversal in the surgical treatment of brain tumors in central cortex. Neoplasma 2006, 53: 37–42
  • Haninec P, Tomáš R, Kaiser R, Čihák R. Development and clinical significance of the dorsoepitrochlearis muscle in man. Clinical Anatomy 2009, 22(4): 481–488 
  • Haninec P, Šámal F, Tomáš R, Houšťava L, Dubový P. Direct repair (nerve grafting), neurotization, and end-to-side neurorrhaphy in the treatment of brachial plexus injury. J Neurosurg. 2007 Mar;106(3):391–9
  • Pachl J, Haninec P, Tencer T, Mizner P, Houšťava L, Tomáš R, Waldauf P: The effect of subarachnoid sodium nitroprusside on the prevention of vasospasm in subarachnoid haemorrhage. Acta Neurochir (Suppl) 2005, 95: 141–145
  • Stejskal L., Tomáš R: Monophasic positive scalp somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) wave in parietal tumors. A cerebral “killed end potential” or a volume conduction wave due to the shift of dipole layer and increased solid angles at registration sites? Čes a slov Neurol a Neurochir 2005, 68/101: 368–372