Doctor of Medicine, Paris University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroanatomy, Paris University, 1983. Master of Business Administration, Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Paris, 1989.
Resident Hospital Paris, 1977-1981, chief resident, 1981-1985, associate professor neurosurgery, 1985-1998, professor, since 1998, chief department neurosurgery, since 2001. Board directors Chain of Hope, Paris. Member National University Council, since 1995.
Member Cabinet Paris Universities Presidence, 1995—2000, Cabinet Health Ministry, Paris, 1992—1993, 2001—2002. Member National Council Universities, Medecins du Monde, Association Humanitarian Action (board directors), French Society Neurosurgery (board directors, president 1998-2000), European Laser Association, French Society Laser Medicine (board directors 1985-1998), International Cooperation (South East Asia), French Speaking Neurological Society (treasurer since 2000, board directors).
Married Elisabeth Hue, September 19, 1975 (divorced 1984). Children: Pierre, Caroline, Guillaume. Married Sophie Nguyen, March 17, 1996 (divorced 2004).
Children: Charles-Xavier, Mailys.