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Dr. med.

Laurence Prina

Chief of Emergency Care Department
Specialist in General Internal Medicine and hospital-based Emergency Care (Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine - SSERM), Member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Information
  • Career
  • Training
  • Research and publications

Practice location

  • Hôpital de La Tour
    Bâtiment B1
    Avenue J.-D. Maillard 3
    CH-1217 Meyrin, Switzerland

Medical specialties

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Italian

Professional activities

Since 2011
Deputy Chief Physician, joint head of the Emergency Department Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
2007 - 2011
Attending Physician with the Emergency Department for on-call externs Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland
2004 - 2006
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Department (Professeur Arnaud Perrier) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
2003 - 2004
Resident, Anesthesiology Department (Professeur François Clergue) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
2002 - 2003
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Department (Professeur Francis Waldvogel) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
2001
International Visiting Clinician (Department of Anesthesiology, Dr Roger D. White) and Research Associate (Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr Wyatt W. Decker) Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA
1999 - 2000
Research Fellow (Dr Robert E. Weber) Cleveland Clinic Florida, Emergency Medicine Research, USA
1998 - 1999
Practitioner for emergency home consultations SOS Médecins, Geneva
1995 - 1998
Resident, Internal Medicine Department (Professeur Francis Waldvogel) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
1994 - 1995
Resident, Surgery Department (Professeur P. Morel) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
1993 - 1994
Resident, Internal Medicine Department (Dr. Bernard Cochet) Hôpital de zone d’Aigle, Switzerland

Degrees and qualifications

2005
Complementary certificate in hospital emergency medicine, Société Suisse de Médecine d’Urgence et de Sauvetage (SSMUS), recertified in 2012 and 2017 Bern, Switzerland
2001
ACLS Instructor, American Heart Association Mayo School of continuing medical education, Rochester, MN, USA
2001
ATLS Instructor, American College of Surgeons University of Iowa, Hospital and Clinics, USA
2000
American final exam in medicine, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) USA
1999
FMH-accredited physician in Internal Medicine Bern, Switzerland
1997
Doctorate in Medicine, School of Medicine, Thesis: "Suivi à long terme du filtre cave Simon Nitinol" Université de Genève, Switzerland
1993
Swiss medical diploma, School of Medicine Université de Genève, Switzerland

Professional training

2015
Training in emergency ultrasound Centre d’Enseignement des Soins d’Urgence 78, Hôpital Mignot, Le Chesnay, France
2001
ACLS Instructor for SSMUS and the American Heart Association Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève et Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication