Profile of Prof. Nicolas Demartines


Nicolas Demartines
Curriculum vitae

Personnal information

Name Nicolas Demartines
Address Professor and Chairman
Department of Visceral Surgery
University Hospital CHUV
Rue du Bugnon 46, CH- 1012-Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 314 24 00


01.09.2006 Full Professor, University of Lausanne
21.02.2005 Venia Legendi, University of Zürich -Visceral Surgery
22.04.2004 General Surgery specialisation Board
06.05.2003 Visceral Surgery specialisation Board
01.06.2000 Venia Legendi, University of Basel - General Surgery
08.11.1991 Swiss Board of Surgery
16.12.1987 MD, University of Geneva
30.09.1983 Certificate of the medical school of Geneva

Current Position

Since September 1st 2006
Professor and Chairman
Department of Visceral Surgery
University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne

Academic surgery

Member of the Board, Swiss Society for Visceral Surgery
Member of the board Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society
Past-President pancreas transplant group of Swisstransplant
Past-President Swiss Society of Telemedicine
Past-President Swiss Society of Coloproctology
Faculty member at the European Institut of Telesurgery, University
of Strasbourg France(IRCAD – EITS)
Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery,
University of Wisconsin, USA
Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery,
University of South California Los Angeles, USA
Faculty member Internation Course for digestive Surgery, Davos
Faculty member Internation Colorectal Meeting Verbier
Expert Comitee, Globale Excelence Capital Region of Denmark
Editorial Board British Journal of Surgery
Editorial Board Polnish Journal of Surgery
Editorial Board Journal “Patient and safety in Surgery”
Editorial Board Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery
Memember of the French Agency for Cancer Research (INCA)
Reviewer: Br J surg, Ann Surg, Jama, Dig surg, W J Surg, Surgical
Endoscopy, Swiss Med W.


European Surgical Association
Swiss Society of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons ad Eundem
French Society of Surgery
Société Internationale de Chirurgie
Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery
Swiss Society of Transplantation
Swiss Society of General Surgery
Swiss Society of Gastroenterology
Swiss Society of Telemedicine
Swiss Society of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

Former Positions

01.05.2000-31.08.2006 Division of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
Department of Surgery University Hospital Zürich, Prof PA. Clavien
» Vice Chairman and program director

01.10.1995 – 31.03. 2000 Department of General Surgery
University Hospital of Basel, Swizerland (Prof. F. Harder)
» Senior Staff and Attending surgeon

01.11.1994 – 30. 09.1995 Department of Digestive Surgery, Hepatobiliary center
Princesse Grace Hospital. Principality of Monaco. (Prof. C. Huguet)
» Visiting surgeon

01.01.1993 – 31.10.1994 Department of General and Vascular Surgery
Cantons Hospital of Lucerne, (Prof J. Largiadèr)
» Senior Staff and Attending surgeon

01.07.1991 – 31.12.1992 Department of General and Vascular Surgery
N. Demartines
Cantons Hospital of Lucerne, (Prof. B. Vogt)
» Junior Staff and Attending surgeon


01.07.1990 – 30.06.1991 Department of General Surgery
St Clara Hospital, Basle, (Prof. P. Tondelli )
» Resident and chief resident

01.10.1987 – 30.06.1990 Departmenr of General Surgery
University Hospital of Basle, Swizerland (Prof. F. Harder)
» Resident

01.10.1985 – 30.09.1987 General Surgery and traumatology
County Hospital of Interlaken, (Dr. R. Zürcher et Dr. B. Noesberger)
» Resident

01.10.1983 – 01.09.1985 Division of Surgical Intensive Care
Department of Anesthesiology
University Hospital of Geneva, (Prof. P.M. Suter)
» Resident



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