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John Van Prohaska

surgeon , educator

John Van Prohaska, Czech surgeon, educator. award for motion pictues).


Prohaska, John Van was born on September 6, 1904 in Bohemia. Son of Anthony and Teresa (Hambacher) Prohaska.


Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1926. Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1928, research Graduate School, 1928-1930, Doctor of Medicine 1933.


1 son, Peter Van. Intern surgery University of Chicago Clinics, 1934, Douglas-Smith research fellow, 1935-1936, assistant resident surgery, 1936-1938, chief resident surgeon, 1939. Professor surgery University of Chicago Medical School, 1954-1969. Diplomate American Board Surgery.


American College of Surgeons fellow (award for motion pictues). Member American, Western, Central surgical associations, Society University Surgeons, Society International de Chirurgie, Chicago Surgical Society (president 1962-1963), American Medical Association (certificate of merit for exhibit), Society Surgery Alimentary Tract (a founder, secretary 1965-1969), American Association Cancer Research, Chicago Medical Society (council 1951-1954), Institute Medicine Chicago, American Geriatrics Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science (board representative for Society Surgery Alimentary Tract), Illinois Association Advancement of Science, Czechoslovak Medical Society (honorary), Order Purknje Society, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha. Clubs: University, Chicago Literary.


Married Astrid Paulson, November 27, 1929.

Anthony Prohaska

Teresa (Hambacher) Prohaska

Astrid Paulson