Profound Gratitude for Dr. Karel Riha’s 33 Years of Exemplary Service

April 1, 2024

Dr. Riha Award

We would like to take a moment to mark a poignant moment in our department as our esteemed colleague Dr. Karel Riha retires. With great appreciation, we wish to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude for the outstanding contributions he has made to the Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School over the span of 33 years.

Dr. Riha’s tenure amongst us has been nothing short of remarkable. His consummate professionalism, unwavering dedication, and unparalleled expertise have significantly enriched our department. From his invaluable insights and steadfast support rendered to the transplant team to his mastery of complex cases, Dr. Riha has consistently exemplified the epitome of excellence.

Moreover, his steadfast commitment to elevating the standards of care, whether at LBJ or within our Clinic, has served as an enduring source of inspiration for us all.

As we bid adieu to Dr. Riha in his official capacity,  we are grateful to know that his expertise will continue to be with us for some time. We will appreciate his presence in the Clinic and the occasional assistance in the operating rooms moving forward.

Dr. Riha, on behalf of the entire department, please accept our deepest gratitude for your 33 years of service, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Your departure leaves a void that will be keenly felt, yet your enduring legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

We extend our heartfelt wishes for a retirement filled with boundless joy, well-deserved relaxation, and endless adventures. May the years ahead be as fulfilling and enriching as the remarkable career you have crafted.


With warmest regards and sincere appreciation

Holger, Charlie, and Omo.