Doctor of Medicine, University Paris, 1973. Psychiatrist, University Paris, 1975.
Head of department Hospital, France, since 1978. Associate researcher World Health Organization Collaborating Center, Paris, since 1994. Consultant expert Council of Europe, Strasburg, France, 1990.
Medical editorial board French Federation of Psychiatry, since 1997. Technical counsellor Ministry of Health, 2000.
Member Evolution Psychiatrique (Prize 1975), Society Medical Psychologique.
Married Genevieve Henriette Hertzog. 1 child, Boris.