Dr Nicolas Vulliemoz graduated in medicine from the University of Lausanne in 2000. After a year spent in the Department of General Surgery in the Fribourg Cantonal Hospital, he departed for the USA. He worked for two years as a postdoc research fellow in a laboratory of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Columbia University (New York), specialising in the neuroendocrinology of reproduction. This stay allowed him to have several articles published in leading journals. He also had the opportunity to participate in a successful bid for an NIH RO1 grant.
On returning to Switzerland, Dr Vulliemoz undertook training in gynaecology and obstetrics at the CHUV, and obtained the title of FMH specialist in 2010.
He then attended the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) from April 2010 to September 2012, in order to specialise in reproductive medicine and gynaecological endocrinology. He then completed the official training programme of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and obtained the title of "RCOG subspecialist in reproductive medicine" in June 2012. The specific feature of the Oxford programme is to offer, in a tertiary centre, a training course which covers the complete spectrum of the subspeciality from both the medical and the surgical points of view, with access to the London hospitals also. Integrated medical-surgical management of endometriosis is a strong point of the Oxford programme. During this period, Dr Vulliemoz also coordinated the activity of pre-implantation diagnosis and screening.
On returning to Switzerland in October 2012, he passed the corresponding FMH examination (in-depth training in reproductive medicine and gynaecological endocrinology).
In 2017, Dr Vulliemoz obtained the title of Maître d'enseignement and de research clinique (MER) (Senior Scientist) from the University of Lausanne. This allows him to teach and direct MD and PhD theses as well as to undertake postgraduate teaching.
He has also been elected as a committee member of the Swiss Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as a committee member of the French-Speaking Switzerland Group of the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (GRSSGRO).
In 2018 he has been elected as President of FertiSave, a commission of the Swiss Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Since April 2015, Dr Vulliemoz has been the doctor responsible for the Department of Fertility Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology (previously the Reproductive Medicine Unit). His aim is to offer, in a university environment, his experience in the medical and surgical management of couples with fertility problems. At the CHUV, he has developed a multidisciplinary endometriosis consultancy which allows personalised follow-up of patients. He also coordinates the cancer and fertility network for French-speaking Switzerland, which allows patients to be offered the various options for preservation of fertility.