UT3 Professor of Neurosurgery, CHU Purpan, CerCo (CNRS-UT3), TMBI (Univ. Toulouse)
- Member of ECO-3D Team CerCo
For 20 years, my colleagues and I have been involved in human brain mapping for brain tumors using functional MTI, PET Scan and electrostimulation in awake patients during neurosurgical procedures. More than 500 patients benefited from our experience in this field of research directly related to patient care. We published several original papers (Brain, Annal Neurol, Cortex, Neurology among others journals) on various brain mapping topics, such as for instance the functional anatomy of reading, bilingualism, or neglect. Since 2008, I have been the director of 3 different thesis (on naming categories, and tractography). Our co-authors originated from various places such as Paris, Seattle, Milan, Sofia for instance.
In the meantime, I have been devoting 4 weeks a year to promote a humanitarian program of surgical teaching and research in Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the world. This program focuses on craniofacial malformations that affected some poor children and the teaching of local khmer surgeons. This humanitarian program is supported by “Médecins du Monde”, and the CHU of Toulouse as partner. Since 2009 it has been selected and funded by the “L’Oréal Foundation”.
Elected in 2014 as a member of the “Académie Nationale de Chirurgie”, I have 3 children.