Bachelor of Science, Oxford University, England, 1969. Doctor of Medicine, Pécs University, Hungary, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1968.
Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1984.
Assistant professor Medical School University Pécs, Pécs. Research fellow University Oxford, England, 1968—1970. Associate professor Medical University, Szeged, Hungary, 1970—1979.
Professor and chairman department pharmacology Albert Szent-Gyõrgyi Medical University, 1991—2001. Research professor division cardiovascular pharmacology Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest-Szeged, Hungary, since 2001. Science advisor International Institute Therapeutic Research, Oslo, 1986—1996.
Chairman committee clinical pharmacology and drug trials Minister Health, Budapest, 1992—2006. Adviser, member Medical Research Council, Budapest, 1997—2006. General secretary World Heart Federation, Geneva, since 1999.
Visiting professor University Paris, 1990.
Fellow: Royal Society Medicine (fellow), European Society Cardiology (councillor 1984-1988, board directors 1984-1994, member science committee 1984-1996, treasurer 1988-1992, vice president 1992-1994, chairman working group on drug therapy in cardiology 1992-1994, member research and training fellowship committee 1992-1994, member nominating committee 1996-1998, member science committee since 1999, Medal for Society 1988, Medal for Service 1994). Member: International Society Heart Research, Hungarian Physiological Society, British Pharmacol. Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft Pharmakologie, New York Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Professional Council Cardiology, Hungarian Society Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (president 1999—2001, honorary life president since 2006), Hungarian National Heart Foundation (board directors 1993-1998), Czech Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1995), Croatian Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1995), Hellenic Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1993), Italian Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1996), Romanian Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1994), Slovak Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1994), Slovenian Society Cardiology (honorary Diploma of Merit 1996), Portuguese Society Cardiology (correspondent), Spanish Society Cardiology (correspondent), Hungarian Society Cardiology since 1976, (president-elect 1990-1992, president 1992-1995, past president 1992-1995, chairman science committee 1998—2005, honorary life-president since 1998, Pro Societate medal 1995, Einthoven prize 2007, Hippocrates award 2009), Alpe Adria Association Cardiology (member executive board 1992-1998, president 1994-1995), International Cardiol.
Institute Therapeutic Research (board directors and science adviser 1986-1996), International Society and Federation Cardiology (member drug committee 1990-1993), International Society Cardiovasc. Pharmacotherapy (member executive board since 1997, first vice president 1999—2001), American Heart Association (international fellow), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (member drug committee since 1974, correspondent member 1993-1998, full member since 1998), Histamine Club.
Married Ilona Mária Németh, December 13, 1943. Children: Andrea, Eszter.