Donatina Colangelo knows the medical environment very well, having assisted general practitioners for over 10 years, from 1987 to 1999.
In 1999, she decided to move to Italy to work in the family business, but without leaving Switzerland for good. Indeed, during the 14 years which she spent in this endeavour, she returned to Lausanne several times to cover for staff absences at the CHUV and to keep one foot in the clinical environment which, she loves.
In 2013, she decided to pack her bags and return to Lausanne, where she joined the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics under Prof. Yvan Vial, until 2017.
In 2017, she joined Dr Nicolas Vulliemoz's team.
When patients arrive in the unit, she is the person who welcomes them, answers their questions and guides them throughout their journey through medically assisted reproduction.
She also handles all the requests from professionals and supports the medical and nursing team, together with all the other tasks essential to the good conduct of a unit with 20 or so staff members.