Doctor of Medicine, University Bordeaux, 1980.
Surgical fellow University Bordeaux Hospital, Bordeaux, France, 1975—1979. Lecturer University Bordeaux, 1980—1983. Orthopedic surgeon Clinique du Mail, La Rochelle, France, since 1983.
Surgeon Orthopaedics and Traumatology Center Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, Gironde, 1980—1983. Part-time surgeon LaRrochelle Hospital, La Rochelle, France, 1983—1996. Reserve army officer French Navy, 1984-1985.
Member of French Society Orthopaedics Surgery.
Married Eveline Gotter, January 19, 1980. Children: Pierre, Marion, Olivier.