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 Health-On-the-Net Foundation, and President of the International Medical Informatics Association.
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 of 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.
Author of more than 120 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 (http://www.hon.ch) and with the development of a large telemedicine network in developing countries (http://raft.hcuge.ch). He is also leading an effort by Geneva University Hospitals to develop a world-class medical tele-expertise network.