Prof. Roussel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique as an engineer, received his medical degree from Paris University (Paris XI), and served his internship in medicine at Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris Hospitals. He subsequently completed fellowships in endocrinology and diabetology, at University of Paris (Paris Diderot) and Bichat Hospital. He was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Diabetology Endocrinology Nutrition at Paris University in 2006 as an Assistant-Professor, and in 2010 as a Professor. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition in Bichat Hospital.
Prof. Roussel has published over 200 articles. His research has focused on the determinants of the vascular complications in diabetes and nutritional disorders, especially in diabetic nephropathy and macrovascular diseases, on new therapeutic approaches, and on the evaluation of available treatments regarding new aspects of their efficacy and safety. He is the head of the INSERM research team "Pathophysiology and therapeutics of vascular and renal diseases related to diabetes and nutrition" in the Cordeliers Research Center in Paris, France. Dr Roussel is a Co-Founder of the University Diploma for Diabetes Care, University of Paris. He was also recently appointed as a member of the Committee of Clinical Affairs of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.