Born and educated in Verria, Greece.
-Faculté des Sciences de Paris-La Sorbonne: Graduate in Physics-Chemistry-Biology, 1954.
Licence-Maîtrise (Master) ès Sciences; Université Paris-La Sorbonne, 1960.
3e Cycle (Post-graduate and PhD) in Neurophysiology; Université Paris La Sorbonne. 1962.
-Medical School: 1955-1962, First Medical School of the University of Paris. Doctorat (MD) Laureat (honors).
-1968, Maître ès Sciences Médicales, mention Neurochirurgie.
-Training: Specialization in Neurosurgery: Résident, 1962-1966, at the University Hospital La Salpêtrière (Paris).
- 1967-1972, Assistant-Attaché La Salpêtrière (Paris) in Général and Stereotactic Neurosurgery,
- 1975-1986, Neurosurgeon Chef at the Mont Louis Clinic and Neurochirurgien-Consultant, Les Martinets Clinic.
Research Positions (parallel to medical positions)
-1963, Tenure position of Researcher of the CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) attaché au `Collège de France’.
-1974, Director of the Laboratory of `Neurobiologie des Regulations’ of the `Collège de France’; Laboratory affiliated to the CNRS in 1977.
-Promoted `Directeur 1 ère classe’ of the CNRS in 1990.
1972-1973, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
1976 (June-September) Visiting Professor at Kyushu University (Japan). 1977 (June-September) Visiting Professor at the Polytechnical School of Mexico City (Mexico).
1984, Board of Selection of the Faculty of the Medical Schools of Crete and of Thrace (Greece).
1988-1989 Professor, Presidential Chair in Physiology and Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) USA.
1984-1988 and 1988-1992 President of IUPS Commission of the Commission of Food and Fluid Intake.
1998: Elected President of the International Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB)
March 12 1999, Interruption of professional activity in France, following an accident.
-2001-2002 Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore Medical School, despite the accident and the resulting handicap
June 2001 UNESCO Award for ‘Water and Medicine’
July 2003 In Groningen (Holland); International Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour (SSIB): Distinguished Career Award.
Has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Collège International de Recherche Servier