Giorgio Zanetti, 53, is responsible for issues relating to teaching, an area that holds particular interest for the specialist in internal medicine and infectiology. "I began teaching very early in my career, before I took on responsibility for actually organising courses."
He took over the reins at the School of Medicine almost six years ago. "It was no longer simply about passing on specific skills but looking at the student’s entire experience, understanding how they live and what they need.
My role as Vice Rector allows me to broaden that out to the entire university. It’s a way of extending my involvement in and commitment to teaching and students," he says happily.
Giorgio Zanetti was head of the Hospital Preventive Medicine Department and senior physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases. One of his tasks was to coordinate CHUV’s plan for caring for patients infected with the Ebola virus. "Over the course of my career I have frequently managed crises and brought together people from a wide range of backgrounds."
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Born in Poschiavo (GR) on 17 May 1962. Married with three children.
Education and qualifications
Ordinary professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at UNIL since 2016.
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA (2000)
FMH specialisation in infectious diseases (2000)
FMH specialisation in internal medicine (1995)
PhD in Medicine, University of Lausanne (1989)
Diploma in Medicine, University of Lausanne (1987)
School-leaving certificate in Latin and science, Collège de l'Abbaye of St-Maurice (1981)
Vice Rector, Teaching and Student Affairs, UNIL since August 2016
Director of the School of Medicine in the Faculty of Biology and Medicine from 2011 to 2016
Head of the Hospital Preventive Medicine Department at CHUV since 2010
Senior physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at CHUV since 2008
Visiting scientist and lecturer at the Channing laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston from 1998 to 2000
Postgraduate medical training in Monthey, Lausanne, Zurich and Boston (MA)