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Doctor Michaël Papaloïzos

Hand & Wrist Surgeon (FESSH European Board)

Consultant in Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Past President, Swiss Society for Hand Surgery (2015-2016)

Vice-president, FMCH – Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica (2020-ongoing)

Founding Member and Associate, The Hand Clinic Geneva

  • Born 1960, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Medical education, Lausanne University School of Medicine, Switzerland, graduated 1986
  • Doctoral Thesis, Lausanne  University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Traumatology and orthopaedic surgery, Neuchâtel and CHUV Lausanne (1987-1988)
  • Peripheral nerve, plexus and hand surgery, the Longeraie Clinic, Lausanne (1989-1991)
  • Fellowship in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery, Zurich University Hospital (1992-1994)
  • One year research fellowship, Lund University and Malmö Hospital, Sweden (1995)
  • Consultant, Hand Surgery Unit, Geneva University Hospital (1996-2001)
  • Previously Associate professor, Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital.
  • 2001 Sumner L. Koch Award of the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH 2000, Baltimore)
  • 34 peer-reviewed publications, co-author Handbook of Hand Surgery (Elsevier Masson, Paris 2014-2015, author of several book chapters in Hand and peripheral nerve Surgery.
  • Previously reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery (European Edition, 2010-2018)
  • Corresponding Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation, Paris
  • More than 100 presentations at national and international meetings.


  • Swiss Society for Hand Surgery (1997)
  • FESSH, Federation of European Societies for Hand Surgery (1997)
  • ASSH, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2001)
  • Swiss and European Society for Neuroscience (1999)
  • FMH, Swiss Medical Federation
  • AMGe, Geneva Medical Association