He was born in 1949 in Paris, France. He received his medical degree from the school of medicine at the University of Paris in 1972. He then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris and a fellowship in the Department of Radiology of the Hôpital Beaujon, Faculté de Médecine Xavier Bichat. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1982, Dr. Grenier remained at Faculté de Médecine Xavier Bichat as an associate professor of radiology. From there, he went on to the Faculté de Médecine de Bobigny as professor of radiology in 1988. The following year he accepted his present position as professor of radiology with the Faculté de Médecine Pitié-Salpêtrière, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, where he served as vice-president of the university from 1998 to 2001. Since 1989, he has been chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris.
A pioneer in the diagnosis of chronic airway disease and chronic diffuse infiltrative lung disease using high-resolution CT, Dr. Grenier is currently contributing to the evaluation of chest disease with multislice CT. A respected expert in chest imaging and respiratory disease, Dr. Grenier is author or coauthor of 175 peer-reviewed articles, 57 books or book chapters. He has contributed to more than 400 scientific presentations and exhibits at national and international congresses. He is currently a member of the editorial boards for European Radiology, Journal of Thoracic Imaging and Academic Radiology. In addition Dr. Grenier reviews for several national and international scientific journals on medical imaging and respiratory diseases, amongst them European Respiratory Journal, Investigative Radiology, Journal de Radiologie, New England Journal of Medicine, Thorax, and Radiology, for which he received an 'Editor’s recognition award for reviewing with distinction' in 2004.
Dr. Grenier has obtained 18 grants for research and several awards for scientific exhibitions and outstanding scientific research from international societies including the Radiological Society of North America and the European Congress of Radiology (2002, 2004, 2005). He has given invited lectures at more than one hundred international scientific meetings. Dr. Grenier is an honorary member of the Swedish Society of Medical Radiology, the Japan Radiological Society, the Radiological Society of North America, the Société Canadienne Française de Radiologie, the Austrian Society of Radiology, the Italian Society of Radiology, and he is also Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the Société d'Imagerie Thoracique and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging.
Dr. Grenier has been actively involved in the organisation of the European Congress of Radiology since 1991. He was president of ECR 2002 and the chairman of the ECR Executive Committee in 2003. He has served as chairman of the EAR Committee for Subspecialties (1998-1999) and the EAR Education Committee (2002-2005). In 2003 Dr. Grenier was president of the prestigious Fleischner Society, a group in which he was elected a member more than 15 years ago. He is currently President Elect of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, and has been recently elected General Secretary of the Société Française de Radiologie.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements in radiology, particularly in Thoracic Imaging, Dr. Philippe Grenier is awarded the Gold Medal of the European Congress of Radiology and the European Association of Radiology.