Dr Pierre Quinodoz




Trained and firmly rooted in Swiss medical excellence


Born in Geneva, Dr P Q was trained in Swiss medical excellence at the faculty of medicine within the University Hospital of Geneva. One time head of the university clinic, he is now a consultant in plastic and aesthetic surgery at the University Hospitals of the Canton of Geneva (HUCGE).

President of the Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SSCPRE) and holder of the European board of Plastic Surgery, he has completed numerous training courses in surgical techniques, notably in the United States, in Brazil and Australia. His work has received several distinctions, for example for his doctoral thesis in 1999 he received the prize from the Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery. He set up his private practice in Geneva in 2001 and works in some of the best surgical infrastructures in Switzerland.

He is also a founding member of the Swiss Society for Aesthetic Surgery (SSME).


Innovative Surgery and international renown


Through his representation for Switzerland on the Committee for the Standardization in Aesthetic Surgery in Europe, he is engaged in the creation of quality labelling in the field of aesthetics in Europe. The international group f.a.c.e2f@ce regularly seeks his scientific expertise on matters of facial aesthetic treatments.

Dr Pierre Quinodoz has published several articles in various scientific international journals, including the British Journal for Plastic Surgery, European Surgery Journal and Plastic Surgery annals. He has organized several conferences and regularly speaks at international conferences. He is often asked by the media to participate in society debates on plastic and aesthetic surgery practices.


Continuing humanitarian engagement


Following in the footsteps of the eminent Brazilian professor, Ivo Pitanguy, with whom he worked as a volunteer operating on some of the most destitute inhabitants of Rio, Dr Pierre Quinodoz has for 10 years lent his expertise to the training of African surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques, organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

He also presides over the humanitarian activities of the Association 2nd Chance (www.2nd-chance.org), founded in 2011 by a team of Geneva doctors. In close cooperation with Dr Alberto Musolas based in Barcelona, Dr Pierre Quinodoz devises and develops training courses and didactic materials (manuals and films) in plastic as well as reconstructive surgery adapted for specific use in countries with limited means.

The members of 2nd Chance are also engaged at the heart of the WHO Global Initiative for Safety in basic and emergency surgery (GIEESC), which is coordinated by the World Health Organization.