Doctor of Medicine, Medical University Pecs, Budapest, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1970. Doctor of Science, Semmelweis University, 1976.
Deputy chairman Medical Research Council, Budapest, 1977—1981. Deputy director Institute Experimental Medicine, 1981—1989, director, 1989—2001. Professor and chairman Haynal Imre University Health, 1981—2001.
Vice president Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1996—2002, president, since 2002. Visiting professor Albert Einstein College Medicine, New York, since 1984. Chairman Hungarian Medical Ethics Committee, Budapest.
Vice president Hungarian Atlantic Council, Budapest, since 1995.
Member Academia Europaea, Academy Scientarium et Artium Europaea, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (vice president medical section 1991-1996, p. medical section 1995-1996), Belgian Royal Academy Medicine, Czech Learned Society (honorary).
Married Veronika Maria Ádám. Children: Veronika, Attila.