Doctor of Medicine, University Paris V, 1988. Habilitation for Research, University Paris V, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University Paris XI, 1992.
Medical intern, Paris hospitals, 1984-1988; assistant in rheumatology, Paris hospitals, since 1989; practice physician, Paris hospitals, since 1993. Consultant Paris hospitals, since 1988.
Member American College Rheumatology (international member), French Society Rheumatology, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Pascale Renee Colette Martin, September 12, 1981. Children: Stephane, Delphine, Laura.