Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Full Professor of Medicine
Geneva University Medical School

Head, Section of HIV/AIDS
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Head, Clinical Research Center
Faculty of Medicine and University Hospitals
Geneva, Switzerland

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Antiretroviral treatment
  • Epidemiology of HIV infection
  • The effect of treatment on prevention of new HIV infections
  • Antiretroviral treatment
  • Treatment as prevention
  • HIV treatment and transmission
  • Present and future antiretroviral therapy
  • Aging and HIV
  • Risk and research
  • Opportunistic diseases
Committees and Organizations:
  • Member, Swiss Society for Internal Medicine
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology
  • Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Member, International AIDS Society
  • Member, Swiss Commission for AIDS Research
  • Member, Scientific Council of the French National Agency for AIDS Research (ANRS)
  • Member, Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine (1998-2006)
  • Secretary, Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases (1999-2001)
  • Consultant, Government of the Canton Geneva
  • Geneva Medical School
  • Washington University and Barnes Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Selected Publications:
  1. Ananworanich J, Gayet-Ageron A, Le Braz M, et al. CD4-guided scheduled treatment interruptions compared with continuous therapy for patients infected with HIV-1: results of the Staccato randomised trial. Lancet. 2006;368:459-465.
  2. Kinloch-De Loës S, Hirschel BJ, Hoen B, et al. A controlled trial of zidovudine in primary human immunodeficiency virus infection. N Engl J Med. 1995;333:408-413. Erratum in: N Engl J Med 1995;333:1367
  3. Böttger EC, Teske A, Kirschner P, et al. Disseminated "Mycobacterium genavense" infection in patients with AIDS. Lancet. 1992;340:76-80.
  4. Hirschel B, Lazzarin A, Chopard P, et al. A controlled study of inhaled pentamidine for primary prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med. 1991;324:1079-1083.
  5. Hirschel B, Chang HR, Mach N, et al. Fatal infection with a novel, unidentified mycobacterium in a man with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. N Engl J Med. 1990;323:109-113.