• Comité scientifique VIDAL (cover illustration)

    The Scientific Committee and the VIDAL experts

    The guarantee of rigor and reliability of VIDAL information and publications.

The expertise of a Scientific Committee and distinguished specialists in the service of care.

VIDAL's reputation has been built on the reliability of the information it publishes, as well as on the quality of its documentary sources and the know-how of its teams.The Recos are published with the same rigor and are based on the expertise of a Scientific Committee, an editorial team and specialist referral experts.Each expert submits to VIDAL a declaration of interest, available on request.

The Scientific Committee's mission is to ensure:

  • the choice of themes for the Recos and VIDAL Focus,

  • the selection of reference documents,

  • the reliability of the data and their consistency with the recommendations and source documents,

  • the harmonization of the different themes covered,

  • the accuracy of the therapeutic information provided in practice.

Members of the Scientific Committee

  • Pr Alain BAUMELOU

    hospital practitioner, professor of nephrology

    Alain BAUMELOU is a professor of nephrology at the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Faculty of Medicine and a hospital practitioner at the Pitié-Salpêtrière - Charles-Foix University Hospital Group.
    He has held numerous positions in successive agencies dealing with drugs.
    He is the author or co-author of 143 publications referenced in Medline, mainly concerning renal pathology and the “Kidney and drugs” theme.
    Wishing to develop the personal management of patients in their care, he has worked in recent years in two areas: self-medication and complementary medicines.
    Alain BAUMELOU is a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 1985.

    Declaration of interest

  • Pr Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA

    pharmacologist, pediatrician, professor of pharmacology

    Elisabeth LECA-COLONNA is a physician and pediatrician.
    After an internship and clinical training in pediatrics in Paris hospitals, Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA was appointed professor of universities and hospital practitioner at the University Hospital of Tours, where she directed the anti-poison center (1982-1994) and the clinical pharmacology department/pharmacovigilance center (1997-2013).
    At the same time, Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA was a member (1998-1013) and then vice-president of the Transparency Commission (HAS, 2003-2013), a member of the MA Commission (ANSM, 1998-2003) and the Pharmacovigilance Commission (ANSM, 1998-2010).
    Elisabeth LECA-COLONNA is a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 2003.

    Declaration of interest

  • Dr François TRÉMOLIÈRES

    honorary hospital practitioner, internal medicine, infectiology

    François TRÉMOLIÈRES is a physician, AIHP (1967), hospital practitioner, and was a medical resuscitator from 1970 to 1985 (Claude-Bernard Hospital in Paris).
    He was head of an internal medicine and infectious diseases department from 1985 to 2001 at the Mantes-la-Jolie hospital.
    He also contributed to the evaluation of biomedical devices (artificial ventilators) until 1987, and participated in the evaluation of anti-infective drugs from 1988 to 2011 within the framework of the DPHM, Agence du médicament (1993-1999), Afssaps (1999 to 2010), HAS (from 2003 to 2011) where he was a member of the AMM, Publicity, and Transparency Commissions, and of various working groups (including the GTA, Groupe de travail des médicaments anti-infectieux, from 1988 to 2006)
    François TRÉMOLIÈRES has participated in the elaboration of recommendations of good use within the framework of learned societies (SPILF, SRLF, SPLF) and of the Afssaps.
    He has been a teacher for 45 years, and is also the principal author of more than 200 publications in the fields of resuscitation, infectious diseases, internal medicine and drugs, mainly anti-infectives. He has also served on the editorial boards of three medical journals.
    François TRÉMOLIÈRES has been a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 2006.

    Declaration of interest

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The experts

  • Referring experts

    For the Recos:

    PR BERNARD BANNWARTH
    rheumatology, therapeutics

    MARC-ANDRÉ BIGARD
    hepatogastroenterology

    JACQUES DOLL
    hepatology

    DR LISE DURANTEAU
    gynecology, endocrinology

    DR DAVID GOURION
    psychiatry

    DR JEAN-MICHEL JULIARD,
    cardiology

    MARC LABETOULLE,
    OPHTHALMOLOGY
    ophthalmology

    ISABELLE MAHÉ, INTERNAL MEDICINE
    internal medicine, cardiology

    DR MAXIME MAIGNAN
    emergency medicine

    FRÉDÉRIC THIBAULT
    urology

    PR JEAN TRÉDANIEL
    medical oncology, pulmonologye

    For VIDAL Recos in Geriatrics:

    DR JEAN-MARIE VETEL
    geriatrician
    Declaration of interest

  • The experts

    ADDICTOLOGY

    PROFESSOR HENRI-JEAN AUBIN
    addictology

    PROFESSOR AMINE BENYAMINA
    addictology, psychiatry

    DOCTOR IVAN BERLIN
    pharmacology, addictology, internal medicine

    ALLERGOLOGY

    DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM
    pediatrics, pneumology, allergology

    PROFESSOR JOCELYNE JUST
    allergology, pediatric pulmonology

    ANESTHESIA - RESUSCITATION

    DOCTOR JEAN-XAVIER MAZOIT
    anesthesia - resuscitation

    PROFESSOR MARC SAMAMA
    anesthesia and intensive care

    CARDIOLOGY

    DOCTOR JEAN-MICHEL JULIARD
    cardiology

    DERMATOLOGY - VENEREOLOGY

    DOCTOR FRANÇOISE GRANIER
    internal medicine, dermatology

    DOCTOR EMMANUEL MAHÉ
    dermatology, venereology

    DIABETOLOGY

    DOCTOR BÉATRICE DULY-BOUHANICK
    diabetology

    PAIN

    DR. CHANTAL WOOD
    pediatrics, chronic pain management

    ENDOCRINOLOGIE

    DOCTOR LISE DURANTEAU
    endocrinologie

    GERONTOLOGY - GERIATRICS

    DOCTOR BENJAMIN CALVET
    psychiatry of the elderly

    GYNECOLOGY

    DOCTOR ALAIN BERREBI
    gynecology-obstetrics

    DOCTOR LISE DURANTEAU
    gynecology, endocrinology

    HEMATOLOGY

    DOCTOR NATHALIE ALADJIDI
    pediatrics, hematology

    PROFESSOR PHILIPPE CASASSUS
    hematology, therapeutics

    DOCTOR CÉCILE PAUTAS
    hematology

    DOCTOR ISABELLE PELLIER
    pediatrics, hematology

    PROFESSOR MICHEL TULLIEZ
    hematology

    HEPATOGASTROENTEROLOGY

    PROFESSOR MARC-ANDRÉ BIGARD
    hepatogastroenterology

    DOCTOR MARIE-CHRISTINE CLAVERO-FABRI
    medical oncology, hepatogastroenterology

    PROFESSOR JACQUES DOLL
    hepatology

    IMMUNOLOGY

    DR. BENJAMIN CHAIGNE
    internal medicine, immunology

    PROFESSOR HERVÉ WATIER
    immunology

    INFECTIOLOGY

    DOCTOR VÉRONIQUE DELCEY
    infectious diseases

    GENERAL MEDICINE

    DOCTOR ÉRIC DRAHI
    general medicine

    INTERNAL MEDICINE

    DOCTOR IVAN BERLIN
    pharmacology, addictology, internal medicine

    DOCTOR BENJAMIN CHAIGNE
    internal medicine, immunology

    DOCTOR FRANÇOISE GRANIER
    internal medicine, dermatology

    DOCTOR PHILIPPE GUILPAIN
    internal medicine

    PROFESSOR ISABELLE MAHÉ
    internal medicine, therapeutics

    VASCULAR MEDICINE

    DOCTOR ULRIQUE MICHON-PASTUREL
    vascular medicine

    EMERGENCY MEDICINE

    DR. MAXIME MAIGNAN
    emergency medicine

    DOCTOR DAMIEN VIGLINO
    emergency medicine

    NEPHROLOGY

    DOCTOR SYLVIE CLOAREC
    nephropediatrics

    NEUROLOGY

    DOCTOR ANNE-MARIE GUENNOC
    neurology

    PROFESSOR BERTRAND DE TOFFOL
    neurology

    PROFESSOR DOROTHÉE VILLE
    neuropediatrics

    ONCOLOGY

    DR. MARIE-CHRISTINE CLAVERO-FABRI MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
    medical oncology, hepatogastroenterology

    DOCTOR MARC ESPIÉ
    medical oncology

    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN GISSELBRECHT
    oncohaematology

    DR. CÉCILE PAGES
    oncodermatology

    PROFESSOR JEAN TRÉDANIEL
    medical oncology, pneumology

    OPHTALMOLOGY

    PROFESSOR MARC LABETOULLE
    ophthalmology

    OTOLARYNGOLOGY

    PROFESSOR SYLVAIN MORINIÈRE
    otorhinolaryngology

    PROFESSOR SOIZICK PONDAVEN-LETOURMY
    otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics

    PEDIATRICS

    DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM
    pediatrics, pneumology, allergology

    DOCTOR NATHALIE ALADJIDI
    pediatrics, hematology

    DOCTOR SYLVIE CLOAREC
    nephropediatrics

    DOCTOR SOPHIE MARCHAND
    pediatrics

    DOCTOR ISABELLE PELLIER
    pediatrics, hematology

    DOCTOR SOIZICK PONDAVEN-LETOURMY
    otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics

    DOCTOR FLORENCE UETTWILLER
    pediatrics, rheumatology

    DOCTOR DOROTHÉE VILLE
    neuropediatrics

    DOCTOR CHANTAL WOOD
    pediatrics, chronic pain management

    CHILD PSYCHIATRY

    DOCTOR NATHALIE GODART,
    child psychiatry

    DOCTOR MARIE-FRANCE LE HEUZEY
    child psychiatry

    DOCTOR MICHEL LECENDREUX
    child psychiatry, pediatric sleep center

    PNEUMOLOGY

    DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM
    pediatrics, pneumology, allergology

    DOCTOR ROGER ESCAMILLA
    pneumology

    DOCTOR GILLES GARCIA
    pneumology

    PROFESSOR GÉRARD HUCHON
    pneumology

    PROFESSOR JOCELYNE JUST
    allergology, pediatric pneumology

    PROFESSOR NICOLAS ROCHE
    pneumology

    PSYCHIATRY

    PROFESSOR AMINE BENYAMINA
    addictology, psychiatry

    DOCTOR BENJAMIN CALVET
    psychiatry of the elderly

    DOCTOR DAVID GOURION
    psychiatry

    DOCTOR DOMINIQUE MALAUZAT
    psychiatry

    FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION

    PROFESSOR ALAIN YELNIK
    physical medicine and rehabilitation

    RHUMATOLOGY

    PROFESSOR BERNARD BANNWARTH
    rheumatology, therapeutics

    DOCTOR FLORENCE UETTWILLER
    pediatrics, rheumatology

    PROFESSOR DANIEL WENDLING
    rheumatology

    SLEEP

    DOCTOR MICHEL LECENDREUX
    child psychiatry, pediatric sleep center

    DOCTOR PASCALE OGRIZEK
    sleep and vigilance center

    THERAPEUTIC

    PROFESSOR BERNARD BANNWARTH
    rheumatology, therapeutics

    PROFESSOR JACQUES BLACHER
    therapeutics

    PROFESSOR NATHALIE BRION
    therapeutics

    PROFESSOR PHILIPPE CASASSUS
    hematology, therapeutics

    PROFESSOR ISABELLE MAHÉ
    internal medicine, therapeutics

    UROLOGY

    DOCTOR FRÉDÉRIC THIBAULT
    urology