Dr. Michel Bodkier was born in Talence near Bordeaux, he is married and has two children.
He studied Medicine at the University of Bordeaux II from 1969 to 1977, when he defended his thesis.
From 1972 to 1977, he was an Anatomy Instructor at the University of Bordeaux II.
From 1975 to 1980, he did his internship in Medicine at the Regional Hospital of Libourne (Gironde). In 1978, Professor Dallochio of the Haut-Lévêque cardiological hospital (Pessac) and Professor Baste, a vascular surgeon at the Libourne Hospital, introduced him to the pulsed doppler, a totally innovative examination at that time. He then became an associate at the Libourne Hospital and the Bordeaux University Hospital.
In 1980, he opened his general practice in Bègles (Gironde), thus taking over from his father.
From 1988 to 2000, he practiced in various private and public health establishments “color coded pulsed Doppler ultrasound”, a medical ultrasound examination used in the diagnosis of arteries and veins, after an internship as an attaché, then as an assistant, in the department of Professor Ancri at the University Hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière (Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris). He became one of the first angiologists to be recognized by the National Council of the Medical Association.
In 1995, he created with Dr. Pujos the Center for Aesthetic and Ambulatory Surgery of the Lower Limb (CECAMI). The concept was endorsed by Professor Muller, inventor of the eponymous method, and was a great success because it was the precursor of these new practices.
In 1998, he created a SELARL allowing his partners and himself to practice in five clinics specialized in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MCO) in the Bordeaux urban community.