Antoine Geissbühler

Dr. Antoine Geissbuhler
Antoine Geissbuhler is a Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Medical
Informatics at Geneva University, Director of the Division of eHealth and Telemedicine at Geneva
University Hospitals. He is also President of the Board of the Health-On-the-Net Foundation, PastPresident of the International Medical Informatics Association, and Fellow of the American College of
Medical Informaticians.
He trained as a physician at Geneva University where he specialized in internal medicine, then, after a
post-doctoral fellowship, became Associate Professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University.
In 1999, he returned to Geneva to take the responsibility for the design and implementation of the
medical information systems at Geneva University Hospitals. In 2005, his efforts in developing
telemedicine and tele-education are recognized by the creation of the UNESCO chair for telemedicine and
multidisciplinary teaching, and, in 2010, of the World Health Organization collaborating center for eHealth
and telemedicine.
Since 2015, he also leads the Innovation Center of Geneva University Hospitals.
Author of more than 140 original scientific publications, his current research focuses on the development
of innovative, knowledge-enabled information systems and computer-based tools for improving the
quality, safety and efficiency of care processes, at the local level of the hospital, the regional level of a
community healthcare informatics network, the implementation of the national eHealth strategy for
Switzerland, at the global level with the Health-On-the-Net Foundation ( and with the
development of a large telemedicine network in developing countries ( He is also
leading an effort by Geneva University Hospitals to develop a world-class medical tele-expertise network.
Country: Switzerland