As a founding member of the Czech Medical Academy, he was its first vice-chair and now serves as its chair. Vice-Dean Emeritus of the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. In 1982-2009, he was the head of the Department of Normal, Pathological, and Clinical Physiology of the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, and he is a Teaching Professor of physiology and pathological physiology there. He co-established the system of postgraduate studies at Charles University and the Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society. He has been honored, inter alia, by the award of a Chevalier Des Palmes Academiques by the French Prime Minister.