Doctor of Medicine, Claude-Bernard University, France, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Anesthesiology, Claude-Bernard University, France, 1980. Habilitation à Digiger des Recherches, France, 1990.
Intern, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France, 1976-1980; clinicat, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France, 1980-1984; consultant, Hospital L. Pradel, Lyon, France, 1984-1994; professor anesthesiology, Hospital L. Pradel, Lyon, France, since 1994. Director department anesthesia Hospital L.Pradel, since 1994.
With French Military, since 1995. Member French Society Anesthesiologists, Institute D'Anesthesie Reanimation Rhone-Alpes, EACTA.
Married Paulette Bautey, July 1979. Children: Julien, Bertrand.