Martin Smatana

Associate Fellow, Health, Economic Growth and Sustainability Programme

Martin Smatana studied at Imperial College, London, where he graduated in healthcare management. He worked in England as an analyst for NHS and as a hospital inspector in the Central Bohemian Region of Czechia. During 2016 to 2020, he was head of the Health Policy Institute of the Slovak ministry of health. Martin has since worked as a consultant for several organisations, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Martin also cooperates with the Slovak Association for the Protection of Patient's Rights, is chairman of the supervisory board of the General Health Insurance Fund in Slovakia and lectures on health economics at the Slovak medical university. He is the author of several publications and a member of several working groups of the European Commission and the OECD.