Nicolas Demartines, MD
Professor and CEO
Welcome to the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, better known here as “CHUV”. Our hospital is located in the heart of the Leman Lake “Health Valley”, around Lausanne, a charming city on Leman Lake. Since 2019, our hospital has been ranked among the top best hospitals in the world, according to the US magazine Newsweek.
The CHUV is one of five Swiss academic public health care centers, and plays a leading role in the fields of medical care, research, teaching and training, in collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne.
With its mission lying at the crossroads between medicine, sciences and humanities, CHUV offers a personalized approach to patient care. Several national and international collaborations allow us to deliver the best possible care to our patients.
We hope that this website and the “In Vivo” selection of projects will be of interest to you. Our vision is to promote the medicine of tomorrow in the best interest of patients and their relatives.
Explore our hospital’s 2021 profile via a few key figures.
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The multi award-winning In Vivo magazine published by CHUV and produced in conjunction with the LargeNetwork agency offers an overview of medical innovation in French-speaking Switzerland and throughout the world. With the "Think health" editorial line, it first tackles the issues of health policies and the ethical aspects of modern medical practice. The magazine has a print run of 17,500 copies, is translated into English for the digital version, and features an infographic supplement called In Extenso.