Department of Medicine
Head of HIV/AIDS Unit
Division of Infectious Diseases, HUG
Vice-Dean for Clinical Research
After studying medicine in Geneva, Alexandra Calmy specialised in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She completed her training with a PhD in clinical research on HIV/AIDS in Sydney (Australia) in 2008. Her research focuses on HIV/AIDS, the side effects of antiretroviral tritherapies and the response to the humanitarian crisis caused by this pandemic.
Head of the HIV/AIDS Unit at the HUG, Alexandra Calmy is a member of the Federal Commission for Sexual Health and co-chair of the clinical and therapeutic group for the care of people living with HIV in Switzerland. She has a strong international commitment and has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières since 1994. She chairs the clinical research protocol evaluation team at the French National Agency for Research on AIDS, Hepatitis and Emerging Viruses (ANRS-MIE) and, since 2001, has chaired WHO working groups on HIV care. From 2020 to 2022, she was a member of the Federal Task Force of Experts on Issues Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic, where she chaired the Clinical Care Group. Appointed Assistant Professor in 2014 and Associate Professor in 2017, she became Full Professor in 2021. From 2019 to 2023, she was Vice-Dean for international and humanitarian medicine. As of 15 July 2023, she is Vice-Dean for Clinical Research.