Dr. Jean Paul Rwabihama is a Medical Doctor in internal medicine from University of Rwanda and Specialist in Geriatrics after 4 years of training in Paris. He received a Master of Science in Health Law at Diderot Paris University in 2007 and completed his PhD in Ethics and Public Health at the Toulouse University (France) in 2012; he was a PhD fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC (USA). He served as vice-chair of the professional practice assessment committee at Henri Mondor University hospitals from 2012 to 2016.
Since 2015, Jean Paul Rwabihama joined the Clinical Epidemiology and Ageing Unit (EA4393), affiliated to Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale (IMRB), at University of Paris-Est Créteil, as a Senior Researcher. His research topics are focused on patients ‘rights, end of life issues, clinical ethics, therapeutics in the elderly patients and prevention of venous thromboembolic disease.
Currently, he is a Senior Consultant in Geriatrics at Paris Public Hospitals (AP-HP), Henri Mondor University hospitals, Geriatric department of Essonne.
On a part-time, Jean Paul Rwabihama collaborates with the French Ministry of Justice as a legal expert at Court of Appeal of Paris. He has been appointed by several high courts of the Paris region to carry out medical assessments in penal and civil cases.