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PD Dr. Julien Renard has led an international lifestyle since childhood.
He attended secondary school in the United States (Lycée Français de New York), achieving a High School Diploma from the University of New York and a French Baccalaureate.
Upon returning to Europe, he studied medicine at the University of Turin in Italy where, after defending his thesis on minimally invasive oncological renal surgery, he obtained his diploma and title as Doctor of Medicine as well as the Davide Teresio Zenone bursary (prize for academic achievement). He then began his clinical specialist training in Switzerland, first as an assistant physician in the Surgery Unit of the Centre hospitalier du Centre du Valais (Prof. Bettschart) and then as a resident at the Geneva University Hospitals in the Thoracic Surgery Unit (Prof. Robert), Abdominal Surgery Unit (Prof. Morel), and finally the Urology Unit (Prof. Iselin). It was in this last unit that he underwent training in his current specialism, ultimately obtaining the title of FMH-accredited specialist and passing the examination of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in Brussels. Once he was appointed chief resident, in addition to his general and oncology-related urology activities he took responsibility for functional urology, neuro-urology, and urodynamics within the Urology Unit. In June 2016, he became the first urologist in Switzerland to complete the FMH course in neuro-urology after completing a fellowship in Milan in the unit run by Professor M. Spinelli, pioneer of sacral neuromodulation, and at the Nottwil SPZ in the unit run by Professor J. Pannek. He remains the only individual in the Canton of Geneva to hold this title.
In 2017 he was appointed chief physician and cantonal director for functional urology/neuro-urology, as well as deputy chief physician in the Urology Unit of the Hôpitaux du Tessin (EOC). During this period he also acted as associate physician at Geneva University Hospitals, a role he continues to occupy today, as well as at the Hôpitaux Lucernois (LUKS). At the same time, he actively participated in the creation of the Prostate Cancer Center of Italian-Speaking Switzerland, which subsequently obtained certification from the DKG as a center of excellence.
Alongside his clinical activities, Dr. Renard is also active in the academic sphere. He has authored more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to speak at a range of national and international conferences. He is a faculty member at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva (Unige) and for the ‘Master of Medical Science’ program at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).
In 2021, after defending his thesis on kidney donation by live donors, he obtained the title of Privatdocent at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.
He sits on the committee of the International Continence Society (ICS), is an international expert on the committee of the Società Italiana di Urodinamica (SIUD), and is on the committee of the Swiss Neurorehabilitation Society (SGNR). He is Head of Extrajudicial Expertise at Swiss Urology (SSU).
In January 2023 he joined Hôpital de la Tour, replacing Dr. Marti.
Le Dr Renard prend en charge toutes les pathologies courantes en Urologie avec un intérêt particulier pour la gestion des problématiques oncologiques (prostate, rein, vessie), des calculs rénaux avec une expertise particulière pour le traitement des troubles fonctionnels (obstruction prostatique, incontinence, neuromodulation sacrée) ainsi que la prise en charge des vessie neurogènes ou autres troubles urinaires liés à la sclérose en plaque, maladie de Parkinson, lésion médullaire.