After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at Paris in 1982, he received his specialty degree in Nephrology in 1986. From 1986 to 2000 he was at University of Paris-Sud as Assistant Professor of Nephrology. From 2000 to 2003 he was head of the kidney pole at the medical department of the French Graft Agency. In 2003 he moved to create a kidney transplant unit in French West Indies, and returned in 2007 in Paris.
He is involved in the development of one of the most active program of kidney living donor transplantation in France, and in clinical and epidemiologic research if the field of kidney transplantation. He is also active in cooperation programs for kidney transplantation with countries of Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.