Doctor of Medicine, C.H.U. Necker/Enfants Malades, Paris, 1972. Certified in pneumology and cardiology, University Paris V, 1977.
Resident in internal medicine International des Hopitaux de Paris, 1971-1976. Assistant of medicine Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitie, Paris, 1971-1976, physician of hospital, since 1981. Assistant of university University Paris, 1976-1980.
Professor medicine University Paris VI, since 1981. Coordinator Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale cooperative group on treatment of lung cancer, since 1986. Secretary medico-technic commission, assistant treasurer ANTADIR, 1991-2000.
President CARDIF, 1989-1999, Paris Sans Tabac, since 1991, Office Francais de Prevention du Tabagisme, since 2000, Committee de Prevention du Tabagisme du Tabagisme of Paris Hospitals, since 2000. Member National French Committee Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, since 1990. Member scientific advisory committee de la Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association, since 1986.
Member American Thoracic Society, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, International Association for Study Lung Cancer, Society Pneumologie de Langue Francaise, Society Reanimation Langue Francaise, Society Pneumologie Ile de France, Society Francaise du Cancer.
Married Marie-Dominique Fieschi, February 18, 1972. Children: Florence, Guillaume, Severine, Beatrice, Marie.