Doctor of Medicine, Faculty Medicine, Tours, France, 1981.
Internship Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Tours, France, 1975—1981, residency France, 1981—1984, physician France, since 1984. Professor hematology Faculty Medicine, France, since 1988, head pallative care unit, since 1996, head hematology research laboratory, 1996—2003, head department hematology, since 2002. Consultant in field; Lieutenant French Army, 1976-1977.
Member of French Society Palliative Care, American Society Clinical Oncology, American Society Hematology, French Association Supportive Care Hematology and Oncology (president since 1992), French College Teachers 2001-2006.
Married Christine Deniau, 1998. Married Nicole Supplisson (divorced). 2 children.