Maturité, College Claparède, Geneva, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, University Geneva, 1989.
Research physician Institute Biochemistry University Lausanne and Swiss Institute Experimental Cancer Research, Switzerland, 1989—1991. Resident Clinic Medicine 1, Department Internal Medicine, Geneva, 1991—1994. Fellow, division hematology University Hospital Geneva, 1994—1995, senior registrar (fellow), department internal medicine, Clinic Medicine 1, 1995—1997, fellow, division oncology, 1997—1998, senior registrar (fellow), hematology service, 2001—2005, hematologist, since 2001, attending physician, private docent, since 2005.
Fellow, division hematology Vancouver General Hospital, University British Columbia, Canada, 1998—1999. Research fellow Terry Fox Laboratory, 1999—2001.
Member of Swiss Stem Cell Network, Research in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (GRAAL) Group, Swiss Network for Molecular Hemato-Oncology, Board Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) (president leukemia working party since 2007).
Married Evelyne Aubert, January 7, 2005. Married Beata Firek-Chalandon, July 10, 1992 (div. March 24, 2003); children: Olivia, Eléonore, Guillaume, Gaëtan.