Nom : Pierre Michetti
Téléphone : +41 21 314 07 11
EMail : Pierre.Michetti@hospvd.ch
Pierre Michetti studied medicine at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, followed by internal medicine residency in Vevey, Fribourg and at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. He presented his doctoral thesis in 1988 and then spent six years on fundamental research, first at the Institute of Biochemistry and ISREC at Epalinges, Switzerland and later at the Laboratory of Intestinal Cellular Biology at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, and then in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. He accomplished his training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University Hospital in Lausanne and in 1996 obtained the Swiss Medical Association’s Speciality Registration, and was appointed privat-docent at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lausanne in the same year.
Pierre Michetti then returned to Boston, USA, where he was appointed Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Attending Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In 1998, he was appointed co-director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
In autumn 2000, Pierre Michetti was appointed Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University Hospital in Lausanne.
His research interests include the immunological aspects of the digestive tract, with a particular interest in the development of a Helicobacter pylori vaccine and in inflammatory bowel disease (notably Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis).
His work has been rewarded by a number of prizes both in Switzerland and in the USA, and he is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific articles and specialist book chapters.
Pierre Michetti is a member of several medical societies in Switzerland and abroad, and is a member of the Editorial Committee of a number of specialist scientific journals. He represents Switzerland in the European Helicobacter Study Group and in the European Crohn’s and Colitis Association.
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