Doctor of Medicine, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1945. Dr.H.C., Medical Academy, Poznan, Poland, 1974.
Dr.H.C., Medical Academy, Wroclaw, Poland, 1976. Dr.H.C., Silesian Medical Academy, Poland, 1983. Dr.H.C., Jagellonian University, 2000.
Dr.H.C. (honorary), Military Medical Academy, Lodz, Poland, 2001. Dr.H.C., Albert Schweitzer World Academy Medicine, 2005.
Assistant department physiology Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1939, 45. Associate medical department Medical Academy, Wroclaw, 1945-1953, head department medicine Katowice, 1953-1985, professor emeritus, since 1985. Chairman committee experimental therapy Polish Academy of Sciences, 1970-1991, chairman committee on ethics in science, 1991, board directors, since 1975.
Member European Association Digestive Endoscopy (vice president 1980-1984), World Organization of Gastroenterology (vice president 1982-1986).
Married Wanda Ostrowska. Children: Marta, Pawel, Tadeusz, Barbara.