Doctor of Medicine, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1965. Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, Edinburgh University, 1971.
Research fellow, brain metabolism unit Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1968-1972. Lecturer in psychiatry University Edinburgh, 1970-1972. Chairman psychiatric department American University of Beirut, 1972-1984.
Visiting professor psychiatry and co-director neuroscience University Alabama, Birmingham, 1984-1987. Chairman of psychiatry Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, 1987-1991. Consultant, advisor on mental and and World Health Organization representative Ministry of Health, Lebanon, since 1991.
Consultant on nuerosci., Ministry of Health, Kuwait, 1977-1978, consultant on mental health Checchi and Company, Washington, 1985-1988. Director UAB/ AUB International Neurosci., University Alabama, 1985-1987. Director mental health and World Health Organization representative, Ministry of Health, Qatar, 1988-1991.
Advisory board Friends of UAB, Birmingham, 1985-1990. Delegate Human Rights Commission. Member Lebanese Resources for the Underprivileged Beirut, since 1993.
Fellow Royal College Psychiatrists. Member East-Mediterranean Schizophrenia Association (opinion leader since 1996), Arab Federation of Psychiatrists (president 1996-1998).
Married June Veitch Gillespie, July 15, 1972. Children: Nadine, Thallein.