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Doctor Philippe Cuénod

Docteur Philippe Cuénod

Hand surgery specialist, FMH member

European diploma of Hand Surgery (FESSH)

Founding member & associate, The Hand Clinic Geneva

Born 1955 in Morges, Vaud
School in Morges, then baccalauréat Latin-Greek in 1974 in Lausanne.
Studies at the Medical School University of Lausanne with federal diploma in 1980.

Training in General Surgery
• Hôpital de zone de Morges
• CHUV-Lausanne (Cardiovascular, Visceral & thoracic, Orthopaedics & traumatology,  Intensive care, plastic & reconstructive)
• Hôpital Cantonal de Fribourg
• Hôpital des Cadolles Neuchâtel.

Training in Hand Surgery
• Hand Surgery Unit, HUGeneva (DR D.R. Della Santa)
• Private practice of Dr A. Chamay, Geneva
• Abteilung für Handchirurgie, Inselspital, Berne (Prof. U. Buechler) 

Humanitarian activities
• General and war surgery with ICRC in Pakistan, Thailand and Cambodia.
• Hand surgery with GICAM missions in Benin, Burkina-Faso and Ghana.

Diplomas
• Federal diploma of Medicine, Medical school, University of Lausanne (1980)
• Doctorate in Médecine, Medical school, University of Lausanne (1988)
• Diploma of specialist FMH in General Surgery (1991)
• Diploma of specialist FMH in Hand Surgery (1994)
• Diploma of the Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand (1996)
• Former senior registrar of the Hand Surgery Unit, HU Geneva (1990-1992).
• Former senior registrar for hand of the Surgical Policlinic, HU Geneva (1992-1993).
• Former senior registrar of the Abteilung für Handchirurgie, Inselspital, Berne (1994-1996).
• Member of the a Swiss Medical Federation (FMH)
• Member of the Geneva Medical Association (AMG)
• Member of the Swiss Society for Surgery of the Hand (SGH/SSCM)
• Associate member of the French Society for Hand Surgery (SFCM-GEM)
• Member of the FESSH Examination Committee for the european diploma of hand surgery examination.
• Former examinator for the swiss diploma of surgery of the hand
• Recipient of the Sumner L. Koch award 2000, delivered by the Chicago Society for hand Surgery.

Topics of interest
• Bone and ligament trauma of the wrist.
• Metacarpal and phalangeal fractures and their sequellae.
• Wrist biomechanics.
• Surgery of rheumatological diseases.
• Post-traumatic reconstruction of the hand.
• Musician’s hand.

Scientific activities
• 79 communications during national or international scientific meetings
• 22 scientific publications.