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About us

Lausanne University Hospital is one of the five university hospitals in Switzerland, with Geneva, Bern, Basel and Zurich. With its 17 clinical and medico-technical departments and their numerous services, the CHUV is renowned for its academic achievements in health care, research, and teaching.

The CHUV is also a well-known center of medical education and research thanks to its collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Together, these institutions form a vast campus in the Lake Geneva region.

Key numbers

Discover some striking figures from CHUV in 2022.



beds used



days of hospitalisation



emergency patients treated




Executive committee

The Executive Committee develops and implements the institution’s corporate strategy, guaranteeing its clinical, academic and public health missions. It is also responsible for operational management.

Nicolas Demartines, MD

Professor and CEO

Isabelle Lehn

Healthcare Director

Matthias Roth-Kleiner

Medical Director

Nicolas Larqué

Administration and Finance Director ad interim

Catherine Borghini Polier

Buildings, Engineering, Technology and Security Director

Antonio Racciatti

Human Resources Director

Pierre-Yves Müller

Hospital Logistics Director

Pierre-François Regamey

Information Systems Director

Manuel Pascual

Training and Research Director

Mauro Oddo

Guest member and Director for Clinical Research and Innovation

Béatrice Schaad

Guest member and Communications Director

Raymond Yerly

Guest member and Deputy to the General Director