Director of the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Member of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and the chair of its Committee on Health and Social Policy. Chair of the Section for Surgical Oncology of the Czech Surgical Society of the Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyne. Czech Republic representative at the World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies. In 1999-2002, he was vice-dean for science and research, and in 2003-2010, he was the dean of the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno.