Matej Červek is an expert associate of the Institute. He completed his medical internship at Jože Potrč general hospital in Ptuj. Currently he is working as a »house doctor« at The Department of Neurology of University Medical Centre Ljubljana and is in the process of acquiring a specialization. He spent three months working as a doctor volunteer as a part of a humanitarian mission »Kenija2012«, where he gained work experience in diverse fields: work of a local physician, outpatient care, co-managing a medical dispensary, organizational and logistic tasks, etc. During his studies he worked at various jobs, including setting up and managing the internal information systems of a company and as a sports trainer.
He first came in contact with the issue of cannabinoids in 2014 when, while writing an article on this topic, he realized that there is a vast divide between the scientific facts and the knowledge and opinions of medical professionals and that there is potential clinical benefit that is being lost because of it. Since then he co-authored multiple articles and presentations on the topic of cannabinoids in oncology and the state of medical cannabinoids in Slovenia.
Matej Červek acquired the title of medical doctor in 2015at the Medical Faculty of Ljubljana. He went thru additional training at Santa Maria University Hospital in Lisbon. He co-authored the project »Affordable Electric Magnifier for People with Low Vision« that was one of the finalists of »Rector's Competition for Best Innovation 2011« (»Rektorjeva nagrada za naj inovacijo 2011«).