Doctor of Medicine, Constantine Medical School, Algeria, 1977. Degree, University Paris VII, 1980. Degree in Human Biology Studies and Research, University Paris VII.
Degree in Applied Medical Statistics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, 1981.
Consultant Intensive Care Unit Bichat University, Paris, 1983—1984. Consultant, medical and surgical intensive care and burn unit Foch Hospital, 1984—1985. Consultant, medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1985—1986.
Consultant, medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit, MSICU King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1986—1987, head, section medical surgical Intensive Care Unit, MSICU, 1987—2000, consultant intensivist, and joint senior scientist, 2000—2004, principal clinical scientist and chairman, since 2004.
Married Farida Bouchama. Children: Djohara Khalida, Nedjma Cherifa.