Doctor of Medicine, Medical University, Dijon, France, 1979. Postgraduate, Medical University, Dijon, France, 1983.
Fellow Medical University, Dijon, 1981-1985, resident in surgery and orthopedic surgery, 1975-1980, resident Marseille, France, 1979. Visiting resident Children's Hospital, Boston, 1980, Medical University, Toronto, 1980. Spine surgery consultant University Hospital, Dijon, 1983-1985.
Spine surgeon private hospital, since 1986. Guest lecturer College de France, Paris, 1992.
Member French Scoliosis Society (president 1996-1999), French Society Orthopedica nd Traumatologic Surgery, European Society Spine, International Society Research and Study of Spine (science committee 1998), New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Valerie Marie Odile Barbarin, October 28, 1995. Children from previous marriage: Sebastien, Julie.