Prof. Dr méd. Grégoire Chick


Orthopaedic and hand Surgeon

Work experience

since 2014 Ass. Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery. Weill Cornell University, New-York
since 2009 Aspetar. Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar. Consultant hand surgeon since 2009
since 2008 Clinique de Genolier (Vaud, Switzerland) since 2008 specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery including microsurgery. Dr Chick's particular interests include upper extremity joint replacement, upper extremity trauma reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, microsurgery and arthroscopic surgery.
since 2004 Hôpital Latour (Geneva, Switzerland)
2006-2010 Consultant hand surgeon. London, UK
1999-2006 Emergency Private Centre for Hand Surgery (SOS Main, FESSUM), Aix-en-Provence, France


2014-2018 PhD (Thèse de Sciences). Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ghent (Be)
2006 Swiss board of Hand Surgery, FMH, Bern, Switzerland
2006 Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, GMC, London, UK
2004 Swiss board of Orthopaedic surgery and Hand Surgery, FMH, Bern, Switzerland
2000 French board, of Hand Surgery, Paris
1999 Certified by the European Board of Hand Surgery, Bonn, Germany
1996-2000 Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pr Alnot/Oberlin and Pr Nordin/Masquelet, Paris University (Chef de clinique des Hôpitaux de Paris, 1996-2000).
1996 M.D. Thesis, Orthopaedic Surgery
1994 Graduate Diploma in Microsurgery, University of Paris
1990 M.D. degree, Paris University Medical School
1990 Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Paris (Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris, concours 1990).


Member of the American, Swiss, French, South-african Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Member of the American, Swiss and French Socities for Surgery of the Hand
since 2017 Foundation for Hand Surgery: Scientific board. Education and Research. 
since 2012 Journal of Hand Surgery (European), reviewer.
since 2012 Member of the Swiss, French Societies for orthopaedic surgery
since 1999 Chirurgien de la main. Rhéa terre d’échange Nicaragua

Hand surgery is at the crossroads of many specialties and aims to give back to the hand its function of a communication tool as well as a social link.

Its interest is focused on upper limb injuries whether they are traumatic, congenital, or degenerative. The bone, vascular, nerve, and plastic surgeries as well as microsurgery are all necessary skills to have to treat pathologies such as :

  • Congenital hand differences
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Fracture and joint injuries (non union, malunion, vazcularised bone graft)
  • Joint replacement (elbow prosthesis, wrist, hand, fingers)
  • Trauma to tendons, nerves and secondary repairs (restoration of hand function after spinal cord injury, compartment syndrome, upper limb palsy)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Cutaneous lesions (tumours, cysts, soft tissue defect, burns and hypertrophic scares, bedsore) and their cover (skin graft, pedicle flaps), nails deformities
  • Microsurgery : replantations, free flap surgery, free vascularized toe transfer
  • Wrist and elbow conditions : arthroscopy, wrist and elbow joint replacement
  • Sports injuries to the hand and wrist
  • Work and leisure related condition


75 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 86 book chapters in international text books.
80+ presentations at national and international meetings, including keynote speaker, moderator and chair


2015 - Papaloizos M, Chick G. Manuel de chirurgie de la main et du poignet, Pathologies chroniques de la main et du poignet (Hand and wrist chronic conditions) Paris, Masson-Elsevier, 345 p.

2014 - Chick G, Papaloizos M. Manuel de chirurgie de la main et du poignet, Urgences (Hand and Wrist emergencies). Paris, Masson-Elsevier, 320p.

2013 - Chick G, ed. Acute and Chronic Finger Injuries in Ball Sports (Sports and Traumatology) Paris, Springer-Verlag, 868p


Depuis 2017 - Foundation for Hand Surgery : Education and Research. 
Depuis 2014 - Ghent University (Be). Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. PhD. "Benign peripheral nerve tumours: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of resectable and unresectable tumours”


Depuis 2018 - Foundation for Hand Surgery. Education and Research. 

Depuis 2012 - Centre formateur post-gradué chirurgie de la main (ISFM-SIWF-FMH) Réseau Romand, Suisse

Depuis 2012 - Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the hand (FESSH). Accredited Training Fellowship in Hand Surgery. Geneva, Switzerland

Depuis 2009 - Académie de médecine su sport, Aspetar Doha, Qatar

Depuis 2007 - Université de Paris. DIU National Français de Chirurgie de la Main Paris, France

Depuis 2007 - Université de Paris. Cours annuel Européen de Chirurgie de la Main Paris, France Paris, France

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Clinique de Genolier
Route du Muids 3
1272 Genolier

T +41 22 366 97 94 F +41 22 366 97 98

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