Department of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology, Intensive Care and Emergencies
Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, HUG
Delegate to the Dean's Office - Data issues
Caroline Samer obtained a medical degree in Geneva in 2001. After specialising in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology and toxicology, she completed a PhDin pharmacogenomics, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular pharmacology in Sydney. She returned to the HUG in 2009, first as a senior clinical associate, then attending physician and Head of the Therapeutic Information Centre in the Divison of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Department. In 2019, she took over responsibility for the Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy Unit. In October 2022, she is appointed Head of the HUG Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology .
Her research focuses on personalising drug therapy and making it safer (precision medicine approach) by measuring gene-environment-disease interactions at pharmacokinetic level, and by exploiting advances in various biomic technologies, particularly pharmacogenomics. She is also President of the Swiss Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (SSPTC), Vice-President of Swissethics and of the Research Ethics Committee of the Canton of Geneva (CCER), President of the Clinical Section and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union for Clinical and Fundamental Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).
Privat-docent at the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine in 2017, then assistant professor in 2020,, she was appointed associate professor in the academic Department of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology, Intensive Care and Emergencies in October 2022. As of 15 July 2023, she is a delegate of the Dean's Office of the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine for data issues.