Clinique de Genolier

Dr. med. John Michael Duff

FMH-certified neurosurgeon and spine surgeon

Areas of specialisation (1)

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Hospital (2)
Clinique de Genolier
Route du Muids 3 – CP 100
1272 Genolier

Work Experience

2004 - 2018

Senior staff in neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

2003 - 2004

Chief of Neurosurgery, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA, USA 

2000 - 2003

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA


  • AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
  • SSNC (Société Suisse de Neurochirurgie)
  • CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) – European Section
  • SSCR (Société Suisse de Chirurgie du Rachis)
  • Individual member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • AO Spine


Radio programmes “médecins…au quotidien”:

  • Interview “The multidisciplinary approach in spine surgery”
  • Interview “Herniated discs”
  • Interview “Spinal surgery techniques”
  • Interview “Minimally invasive surgery in neurosurgery”
  • Interview “Multidisciplinary treatment in spine surgery”
  • Interview “New technologies and spine surgery”
  • Interview “What is spine surgery?”
  • Interview “Technological advances in spine surgery”

Press article:

  • Interview in COTE magazine



FMH equivalent


American Board of Neurological Surgery

1998 - 2000

Surgery trainingHôpital Universitaire de Genève, Switzerland


European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

1997 - 1998

Surgical training (skull base surgery)George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

1992 - 1997

Surgical training (neurosurgery/spine surgery), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

1990 - 1992

Surgical training (general surgery), Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

1988 - 1990

Surgical training, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

1982 - 1988

Studies in medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland


  • General neurosurgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Craniocervical junction surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Minimally invasive imaging-guided surgery
  • Robotic surgery

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