Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Tomas Drabek, MD, PhD, FASA

  • Professor

Education & Training

  • Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, MD
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, PhD

Representative Publications

​Dr. Drabek's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

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 caused by asphyxia or ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation via ECMO is employed. Current grants are focused on neuroinflammation and disruption of dopamine signaling that represent distinct targets for post-resuscitative therapies. In a separate aim, hemoadsorption, a novel blood purification technique, is used to mitigate systemic cytokine storm that is an integral part of post-cardiac arrest syndrome, often compared to sepsis.

Current Projects

  • Dopamine System-focused Neurorehabilitation Model for Improving Neurorecovery among Cardiac Arrest Survivors
  • Hemoadsorption after Experimental Cardiac Arrest in Rats