Joined the Communist Party, 1931. Head of a department at the 1st Medical Institute, Leningrad, from 1950. At the same time, Director of the Scientific Research Institute of Pulmonology, 1967-1972.
Academician, 1967. Recipient of the Lenin Prize for developing surgical methods for the treatment of lung diseases, 1961. In 1987, took part in Gorbachev’s antialcoholism campaign.