Olivier Bouchaud was born in 1958 in Nantes, France. After his medical studies in Nantes, he went to Paris for a specialization in digestive system diseases and then in infectious and tropical diseases. He received a Postgraduate degree of developing country public health in 1992. He succeeded in his Ph.D. degree from the Paris 7 University in 2002. He became a Professor in infectious and tropical diseases in 2003 at the Paris 13 University. He is presently the Head of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department at the University Hospital “Avicenne” in Bobigny located in the north part of the Paris area in France. In the field of infectious diseases, his main interest is tropical diseases, and especially malaria. He has a strong interest for migration medicine working in an area where a high proportion of immigrants, mainly origininated from sub-Saharan Africa, live. He has also activities in tropical areas, especially in Burundi (East Africa) where he developed a program since 2004. He is also very much involved in teaching in the field of both tropical and travel medicine and HIV in developing countries. He is the Vice President of the French Society of Travel Medicine, and a Member of the French Society of Tropical Medicine, the International Society of Travel Medicine, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2009