Joël Ménard obtained his degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine in Paris in 1970. From 1971 to 1974, he was a research executive and then master of research at the National Institute of Health and research (INSERM) in Paris. Following this, he was Head of the Hypertension Clinic and then of the Cardiovascular Preventive Medicine Center at two hospitals in Paris for 11 years, being appointed Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health in 1997. Within the framework of his scientific activities, he has carried out research in Montreal, Bethesda, Paris, Basel and Berlin-Büch.
Since 1999, Joël Ménard has been Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Descartes. Between 2000 and 2006, he was Delegate for Clinical Research at the “Assistance Publique/Hopitaux de Paris” and in 2007, he was appointed by President Nicolas Sarkozy to assist in the drafting of the French national Alzheimer Plan.
Last Updated: Thursday 06 August 2009