He was a semi-annual lecturer at the National Naval Medical Center for many years and a consultant for the Journal of the American Medical Association.
He was president of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, which honored him with his Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Medal in 1981. He received a Commendation for Excellence in Teaching in 1989.
In 1973 he was Honorary Visiting Professor in Sydney, Australia, at Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals, University of New South Wales.
He was an Emeritus Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Thyroid Association, the Association for Medical School Pharmacology, the Central Society for Clinical Research, the Endocrine Society, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
UB presents an award in its name to outstanding pharmacology students.
A former Lockport resident, he served as Eucharistic pastor at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lockport and a member of the board of directors of Niagara Hospice.
A big fan of baseball, he often attended Buffalo Bisons games.
Adept of foreign languages, he read in Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek and Latin.
His wife of 58 years, former Anna C. “Nancy” Albosta, a nurse anesthetist whom he met at a hospital in Pennsylvania, died in 2011.