It is noted that Potapov “specialized in neurotraumatology for many years, worked as a resuscitator, was an anesthesiologist and resuscitator”. 

From 1989 to 2014, he was Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Neurosurgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (now the N.N.Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery of the Ministry of Health of Russia) Alexander Konovalov.

In December 2014, Potapov headed this institute, and in 2019 became the scientific director of the N.N.

Burdenko of the Ministry of Health of Russia. 

"Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko and the staff of the ministry express condolences to the family and colleagues of Alexander Potapov," the message says.

In April, it was reported that Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an outstanding specialist in the field of molecular biology and virology, Joseph Atabekov died at the age of 87.