Prof. MUDr. Jan Žaloudík, CSc., is member of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and the chairperson of its Committee on Health and Social Policy.
In 1985 and 1987 he worked in the field of oncological research at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and the Christie Hospital in Manchester (UK), and in 1990-1992 as a researcher at the Wistar Institute and Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia (US).
He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institutes of Oncology in Warsaw, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Houston, Paris and Amsterdam. He was a member of the scientific commission of the Czech Science Foundation (GACR), and principal investigator of many research projects in the Czech Republic. In 2003-2006 he was Secretary for Science of the Board of the Czech Society for Oncology (CSO). Now, he is a Member of the Board of the Society and chairperson of its Section for Oncologic Surgery. Prof. Žaloudík represents the Czech Republic in the World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies; he is a member of the board of the Czech Surgical Society and of the Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology of the J.E. Purkyne Czech Medical Society. In 1998-2000, he established the University Centre of Oncology in Brno as a platform for the horizontal coordination of oncological programmes in the hospitals in the city of Brno, including research and education. In 1999-2002, he was vice-dean for science and research, and in 2003-2010, he was the dean of the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University.
He is chairperson of the panel for Tumour Diseases of the State Agency for Health Research and a member of the Research Board of Charles University. He is one of the founding members of the post-graduation committee in oncological surgery at the Institute for Lifelong Education in Health Services (IPVZ) in Prague. In 2012-2013 he also worked at the Surgical Clinic of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and the Military University Hospital in Prague. He is a member of the Scientific Board for Clinical Oncology at the Czech Medical Chamber, and president of the “Barrier against Cancer” (Hráz rakovině) foundation at the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute.