François Cornud did his residency (1974-1978) and his fellowship (1978-1980) at Xavier Bichat University. He practiced as a consultant radiologist at Bichat Hospital until 1986. He moved to private practice in 1987 with Dr Didier Bonnel.
His training at Bichat Hospital led him to specialize in diagnostic and interventional urinary imaging. For the past ten years, he subspecialized in prostate imaging and his notoriety has been established by numerous publications and invited lectures dedicated to prostate cancer MRI and prostate biopsies. He is the author of numerous scientific articles published in peered-reviewed journals with a high impact factor, that have made him an international expert on the subject. He currently evaluates at Clinique de l’Alma, in Paris, the value of vey high frequency transrectal ultrasound (microultrasound) to guide transperineal MR-directed prostate biopsies, focal ablation of prostate cancer and ablation of benign prostatic hyperplasia.