Dr Alain had his medical degree at Laval University (1996) as well as his dermatology training (2001). He Did his fellowship in Mohs Micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology in Vancouver (2001-2002).
His practice is mainly dedicated to cutaneous oncology at Hôtel Dieu de Québec and at his private office. He served as program director of dermatology (Laval) from 2004 to 2008 and is director from the surgical program in dermatology since 2002. He is involved in photodynamic therapy since 2013.