Doctor of Medicine, University Lyon, France, 1979. Master of Science in Human Biology, University Lyon, France, 1983.
Rotating intern, Lyon, 1975-1978. Assistant professor Croix Rousse Hospital, 1975-1978. Consultant in clinical development, 1978-1983.
Medical director Duphar Laboratories, Villeurbanne, France, 1987-1989. Deputy general manager Pasteur Mérieux, Lyon, 1989-1991. General manager Belmac France, Valbonne, France, 1991-1993.
Evaluation director ANAES, Paris, 1994-2000. Editor websurg.com, Strasbourg, since 2000. Medical writing teacher Paris Hospital, since 1986.
Member European Association for Science Editors (president 1994).
Son of Pierre Alexis and Micheline (David) M. Divorced; children: Olivier, Sylvain, Florian.