Professor Gorwood studied medicine from 1982-1988, and specialised in psychiatry in 1988. He is currently full Professor of Psychiatry at Sainte-Anne Hospital, and Head of the CMME department [60 beds], teaching at the Paris-Descartes University. He is also Head of one team research at INSERM (the national organisation of medical research), in research unit 894 (institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris) devoted to genetic vulnerability of psychiatric and addictive disorders.
He is president-elect (2017-2018) of the European Psychiatric Association, becoming president in 2019-2020. He joined the scientific advisory (SAB) board of the ECNP for addictive disorders in 2009. Philip Gorwood is the president of the national associations on alcoholism (FRA) and eating disorders (AFDAS-TCA).