Dr Pavel Kohout graduated from the Medical Faculty at Charles University in Prague in 1986. His research interests include gastroenterology (especially inflammatory bowel diseases, coeliac disease and acute pancreatitis), intensive metabolic care and nutrition (including home parenteral and enteral nutrition, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and standards of nutrition care in hospitals). He is currently Head of the Center of nutrition and Nutrition team in Teaching Thomayer’s Hospital Prague (Czech Republic) and Head of Metabolic ICU. Dr Kohout is also a member of: Executive committee of Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care, Executive committee of Czech Society of Nutrition and a member of Czech as well as European gastroenterology and nutrition societies. He has authored 4 monographs in Czech language (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Basics of Clinical Nutrition, Chapters from Clinical Nutrition, Non-invasive Diagnostic of Small bowel), and about 120 original and review papers in international journals. During his career he has introduced more than 1500 percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies into patients from 6 weeks to 98 years of age.