The Department of Clinical Neuroscience deals with numerous health problems and illnesses linked to the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves that innervate the muscles.
Its main entities are as follows:
The Service of Neurology cares for patients who suffer from central or peripheral nervous system diseases.
It treats patients with the full range of neurological disorders including cerebrovascular accidents, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, headaches, brain tumours, illnesses that affect intellectual functions and genetic disorders.
It is headed by Professor Renaud Du Pasquier. The head of nursing is Yann Bettex.
Service of Neurology
Rue du Bugnon 46
Tél. +41 21 314 1220
Fax: +41 21 314 1256
This service deals with neurosurgical problems in adults and children.
Surgeons perform highly specialised operations, radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation and complex spinal surgery to treat illnesses such as involuntary movements, epilepsy, vascular malformations and brain tumours.
It is headed by Professor Marc Levivier. The head of nursing is Sandra Mérigout.
Service of Neurosurgery
Rue du Bugnon 46
Tél. +41 21 314 2602
Fax: +41 21 314 2605
Neuropsychology contributes to understanding relations between the brain, behaviour and intellectual functions such as language, memory and attention span.
The service treats patients with cerebral lesions for diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and behavioural disorders.
It is headed by Professor Stéphanie Clarke. The head of nursing is Bénedicte Frisch.
Hôpital Nestlé CHUV
Av. Pierre-Decker 5
Tél. +41 21 314 1310
Fax: +41 21 314 1319
In 2013, the CHUV inaugurates the Leenaards memory Center, true reference pole for Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related cognitive disorders.
An interdisciplinary team of doctors and psychologists proposes individualized consultations at the request of family doctors. This makes it possible to make a diagnosis and to advise treatments and adequate care to the patients.
It is headed by Professor Jean-François Démonet.
Leenaards Memory Center
Tél. +41 21 314 5151
Fax: +41 21 314 1115
The Physiotherapy Service of the Department of clinical neurosciences employs 20 collaborators which intervene in the different clinical services of the department.
Our Service takes care of patients from the first day of their hospitalisation in critical care, throughout the whole clinical evolution, until a follow-up in the outpatient clinic if needed. We take care of patients with neurological pathologies (stroke, brain trauma, etc.) who can benefit from neurorehabilitation follow-up.
The Service of Physiotherapy of the Department of clinical neuroscience comprises 2 units (critical rehabilitation and post-critical rehabilitation) and is headed by a physiotherapist head of service, Mr G. Eberlé, and two physiotherapists head of unit, Mr L. Berney et Mrs K. Van Den Keybus Deglon.
Service of Physiotherapy of the DNC
Av. Pierre Decker 5
Tel. +41 21 314 2415
Created in January 2014, the Neuroscience Research Centre (CRN) of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the CHUV establishes a world-class center for Clinical and Basic Neuroscience Research.
Fostering advances in brain research ranging from immunology to imaging, from genetics to rehabilitation and to memory, the Center’s mission is to establish a truly interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience research - merging disciplines and translating breakthroughs from the lab to improved patient care.
The CRN, directed by Prof. Nicole Déglon, groups thirteen laboratories and research units with the department, and is strongly interlinked with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL.
Neuroscience Research Centre
Tél. +41 21 314 1774
Fax +41 21 314 2995