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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 16 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 2019.



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.

Philippe Eckert

General Director

Oliver Peters

Deputy Managing Director and Administration and Finance Director

Isabelle Lehn

Healthcare Director

Catherine Borghini Polier

Buildings, Engineering, Technology and Security Director

Antonio Racciatti

Human Resources Director

Pierre-François Regamey

Information Systems Director

Jean-Daniel Tissot

Training and Research Director

Mauro Oddo

Permanent guest member and Vice-Medical Director for Research, Education and Innovation

Matthias Roth-Kleiner

Permanent guest member and Vice-Medical Director for Clinical Activities

Béatrice Schaad

Permanent guest member and Communications Director