I try to live so that I enjoy life and hold my own, when I will be judged once
Jan Doskočil was born on 25 May, 1965 in Hradec Králové as the oldest of three brothers. His father was originally chemical engineer and as a member of the Engaged non-party members´ club (KAN) he had to work in manual professions following 1968. His mother worked as a chemist in the Research Institute of Electro-Technical Ceramics. He attended the basic school and gymnasium in Hradec Králové. Following unsuccessful attempts to study geophysics, or biophysics he first worked in a geological research and later as a sanitary. Finally two years later, in 1985, he passed exams to the Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Hradci Králové. In November 1989 he joined activities of the strike committee in Hradec Králové. In December 1989 and January 1990 he realised two journeys with humanitarian aid to Romania, where a bloody revolution took place. Following the revolution he was shortly active in academic senate. Following graduation in 1992 he first started at the surgical department in a small hospital near Hradec Králové and after it was cancelled he went to health institution called Sanatorium Sanus as a plastic surgeon, where he has worked until today. Jan Doskočil lives in Hradec Králové and amongst his hobbies are mainly his family, and especially playing sports and being grandad.