Afriat specializes in sports cardiology and sports injury
medicine. A native of France, he studied medicine in
Nice, Lille, Marseille and Paris. Afriat has been responsible
for the health and well-being of some of the world's
elite athletes, including airplane pilots, soccer and
rugby players, skaters, runners, martial artists and,
of course, divers.
A professor of sports physiology and cardiology at the
University of Nice, Afriat also works at the Regional
Center of Biology and Sports Medicine, also in Nice.
His research focuses on how oxygenation, stress, and
training effect diving performance. A free-diving enthusiast
himself, Afriat works with AIDA, the international free-diving
federation. He monitors the health and safety of the
French National team in competitions around the world.
His patients include world champions Loic Leferme, Pierre
Frolla and Claude Chapuis.
Afriat also works with the French Ministry of Sport
in its anti-drug and policy-making efforts.