Jiri Dvorak, MD is a Professor at the University of Zurich, Senior Consultant in Neurology at the Schulthess Spine Center in Zurich and formar Chief Medical Officer to FIFA. He is a Senior Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Deputy Editor of SPINE. He is widely published with 436 original articles and 48 books in different languages. He works closely with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). His current research activities are focused on the prevention of injuries in particular concussion and communicable and non-communicable diseases, harnessing the popularity of football within a larger project “Football for Health”. From 1994 to 2016 he was the Chairman of F-MARC (FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre) and Chief Medical Officer to FIFA.
As FIFA Chief Medical Officer, he was responsible for the medical organization of six FIFA World Cups. He has received numerous awards for his research work on the spine and honorary memberships among others ISAKOS 2017 and EUROSPINE 2018.