Doctor of Medicine, University Montpellier, France, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Montpellier, Tours, France, 1993. M.Mgmt. Medical, Ecole Super. de Commerce Paris, Paris, 1993.
Intern, University Hospital, Nimes, France, 1978-1982; head of clinic, University Hospital, Nimes, France, 1982-1984; staff internist, University Hospital, Nimes, France, since 1984.
Member Association of Departmental Lung Diseases (president since 1992), American Thoracic Society, French National Internal Medicine Society, French National Pneumology Society.
Married Catherine Moynier, 1981 (divorced 1984). 1 child, Karelle; married Roseline Chavagneux, August 11, 1990. Children: Hugo, Renan.