Martin Vicen, MD graduated from general medicine in 2013 at Faculty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University in Kosice. Since 2013 he has been working as a physician and since 2019 also as a researcher at the Department of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, Hospital Agel Kosice-Saca. In 2020 he became a PhD student at University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He carries out research on biobehavioural and psychosocial aspects of functional status and quality of life in osteoarthritis patients. This research is a collaboration with the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University. His research interests are in the quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis, behavioural and psychosocial factors, arthroplasty, patient’s expectations, return to work / sport after arthroplasty, comorbidities. In medical practice, he is focused on foot and ankle surgery, arthroplasty and sports medicine. He is also a sports doctor (men’s national handball team, local football and hockey team).