Doctor of Medicine, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 1984.
Resident in surgery Ministry of Foreign Office, Bamako, Mali, Africa, 1976. Resident Medical University, Lyon, 1977-1980. Research fellow Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981-1982.
From assistant professor medicine to professor medicine and rheumatology Hospices Civils de Lyon and University Claude Bernard, Lyon, since 1983. Director research group Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Lyon, since 1984. Member editorial board professional journals.
2d Lieutenant French Army, 1976. Member European Foundation Osteoporosis and Bone Disease (executive secretary since 1990), American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, European Calcified Tissue Society, International Society for Bio-Analoging Skeletal Implants (founding member since 1988, A. Lichtwitz prize 1985, P. Bordier prize 1986).
Married Deborah Lyn Rushing. 1 child, Gauthier.