Internal Medicine Trainee Physician born in Slovakia, trained in Czechia, practising in the United Kingdom.

Interested in cardio-respiratory and intensive care medicine. Passionate about medical education and bedside medicine using point-of-care ultrasound.

In free time working on projects Sceptical Medic and MUDr Talks.


Internal Medicine Trainee
Previously Junior Clinical Fellow (Foundation Year 2 equivalent)
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Health Education England, NHS North West
Prescot, Merseyside, UK
August 2018 – Present

Internal Medicine Resident
University Hospital Brno, Czechia
St Anne’s University Hospital in Brno, Czechia
August 2017 – May 2018


Doctor of Medicine
Faculty of MedicineMasaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2011 – June 2017

  • Visiting Medical Student Clerkship, Gastroenterology
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    May 2017

ECFMG Certificate
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
January 2018

  • USMLE Step 1, Score 244 (75th percentile)
  • USMLE Step 2 CK, Score 257 (81st percentile)
  • USMLE Step 2 CS, Pass
  • USMLE Step 3, Score 239 (79th percentile)

Member of Royal College of Physicians
February 2022 – Present

  • MRCP(UK) Part 1, Pass 610.00
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written, Pass 520.00
  • MRCP(UK) PACES, Pass


Member of Work Group for Simulation in Medical Education
Department of Simulation Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2017 – Present

Associate Royal College of Physicians Tutor
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
October 2021 – Present

Lead of MUDr Talks
November 2020 – Present

Founder & Lead of Sceptical Medic
November 2019 – Present

NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership Foundations
Edward Jenner Programme, NHS Leadership Academy
June 2019


Department of Simulation Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
July 2017 – Present

Associate Clinical Teacher
School of Medicine, University of Liverpool
September 2021 – Present

RCP Educator Accreditation
Royal College of Physicians
December 2020

Peer Teacher
Feedback Orientated Observed Teaching (The FOOT Scheme)
October 2018 – May 2019

Co-Founder of Propedeutika v praxi [Clinical Skills in Practice]
January 2017 – March 2018

Clinical Skills

Level 3 Expert Operator Thoracic Ultrasound
British Thoracic Society Training Standards
November 2021

Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) Lung
Intensive Care Society
January 2021

Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care & Treatment
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
December 2019

Advanced Life Support
Resuscitation Council (UK)
October 2018 – October 2022

Publications & Presentations

Vataha, T. (2021). Evidence based medicine skills of junior doctors after an online journal club: a prospective cohort study [Poster]. RCP Regional poster competition 2021 – Mersey, 5 October, Merseyside.

Vataha, T. (2021). The Cardiovascular Examination. [Presentation]. UIMS Essential Examinations Series, 17 June, Czech Republic.

Vataha, T. (2021). Being a Sceptical Medic: Improving Critical Appraisal Skills Through an Online Based Journal Club. [Poster]. EBMA 2020: The Virtual Conference, 9 March, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Vataha, T. (2018). [SBL and PBL protocols]. [Oral presentation]. SIMU Expert Team Meeting, 13 September, University Campus Bohunice.

Libra et al. (2019). Propedeutika v praxi. [Poster]. MEFANET 2019 conference, 27-28 November, Mendel Museum of Masaryk University.


Honorary Clinical Fellow
COVID-19 Vaccine Study COV002
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
May 2020 – October 2020

Quality Improvement

Junior Doctors Evidence Based Medicine Skills Evaluation Survey
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
April 2020 – August 2020

Neck of Femur Fractures Length of Stay 2017/2018 Re-audit
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
September 2018 – January 2019

Patient Safety Specialization
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
June 2019


Full registration with license to practice
General Medical Council, United Kingdom
July 2018 – Present

Associate Member, Royal College of Physicians
Associate Member, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Member, British Thoracic Society


Charity Volunteer (Medical Team)
Caritas Czech Republic
& Masaryk University
Refugee Camp Helliniko, Athens, Greece
July 2016