Doctor of Medicine, University Bordeaux, France, 1975. Hospital surgeon, Val de Grace, Paris, 1983. Professor, Val de Grace, Paris, 1991.
Physician, French Navy, French Polynesia, 1976-1978; junior surgeon, Val de Grace, 1979-1983; assistant thoracic surgeon, Val de Grace, 1984-1985; assistant thoracic surgeon, Foch Hospital, Paris, 1986-1988; thoracic chief surgeon, Val de Grace, 1988-1996; thoracic and general chief surgeon, Percy Hospital, Paris, since 1996. Humanitarian and war surgeon, French Cooperative, Chad, 1980, French Navy, Vietnam, 1982, French Cooperative, Chad, 1983. Consultant professor thoracic surgerymed. schools in Lille (France), Paris, and Hamburg, Germany, since 1992.
Active duty colonel French Army Medical Corps, since 1975. member French Surgery Association (board directors 1994-1996), Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Society (chairman Groupe Thorax).
Married Marie Claude Cuvelier, January 24, 1981.