Professor de Tribolet studied medicine in Lausanne and Paris. He began his post-graduate career with an internship in neurosurgery, neurophysiology and neuropathology in Lausanne. He then moved to Boston where he completed a fellowship in neuropathology under Dr Raymond Adams. Dr Adams and Dr William Sweet, and later Dr Charles Wilson at UCSF have inspired his academic career that has focused on the biology of brain tumours. He was appointed a Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Lausanne in 1984. Ten years later he oversaw the merger of neurosurgical departments of the Lausanne and Geneva Universities, and has been their chairman since. Professor de Tribolet has contributed to more than 300 papers dealing with a range of clinical and basic science problems.
Professor de Tribolet has been the President of the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery, Treasurer of the WFNS, and Chairman of the Training Committee of the EANS. He has served on editorial boards of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Clinical Neurosciences, Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Techniques in Neurosurgery, Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery and British Journal of Neurosurgery. Professor de Tribolet is presently the Editor of Acta Neurochirurgica.
Professor de Tribolet is internationally renowned for his mastery in pituitary, posterior fossa tumour and vascular surgery, yet maintaining highest skills in virtually all areas of neurosurgery. For example, his surgery and teaching of far lateral approach for herniated disk are well known. On the course he will share his extensive experience of surgery in the posterior fossa.
Written by Thomas Santarius