Christian Chatelain was born in Aniche, in northern France, in 1932.
medical studies, he
came into contact René Küss and was resident under him, becoming "Docteur en Médicine" in1963, and remaining at his
side for 44 years.
He was appointed Hospital Surgeon and University Professor in 1967 and head of the Department of Urological Surgery at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital until his retirement in 1997.
Many hospitals and universities around the world have welcomed him as Visiting Professor.
He has published a very large number of scientific articles, particularly in the field of urinary tract reconstruction, and several books, and is a founding member of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Lectures on Uro-Nephrology.
He has been President of the Association française d'Urologie and recipient of their first Félix-Guyon Medal in 1996, and President of both the 84th French Urology Congress, and the 98th French Surgery Congress.
Christian Chatelain was made Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 2000 and the SIU Distinguished Career Award was presented to him at the SIU Centennial Congress in Paris on September 1, 2007 by Dr. Alain Jardin, the SIU President.