Chloé Alberto

Medical Research Fellow SNSF


Chloé Alberto is a medical research assistant, taking part in the Sinergia project "An interdisciplinary model to explain neverending infectious diseases. The case of syphilis, from 1859 to the present. "funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2020-2024).

She is a medical doctor, specialist in Dermatology and Venereology (graduated in France (Toulouse) in 2017), and former head of the dermatology department of the University Hospitals of Geneva (2017-2020).

She is specialized in infectious dermatology and completed her medical thesis in 2017 on cutaneous diphtheria entitled "Cutaneous ulcers revealing diphtheria: a re-emerging disease? ».

His field of predilection is venereology, with sexually transmitted infections. She has participated in several national and international congresses in recent years (posters and oral communications, notably at the IUSTI-European Congress on Sexually Transmitted Infections).

She also participates in pre-graduate teaching at the University of Medicine of Geneva and post-graduate teaching in the fields of venereology, cutaneous infectious diseases and internal medicine, in connection with specialized services. The richness and variety of these subjects bring a scientific interest that she likes to show at congresses and publications.




  • S. Dumont, L. Toutous Trellu, C. Alberto. An unusual case of cocaine-induced neutrophilic systemic disease. En cours de parution dans ACTA DV.
  • L. Toutous Trellu, G. Kaya, C. Alberto, A. Calame. T. McKee, A. Calmy. Clinicopathologic Aspects of a Papulovesicular eruption in a Patient with COVID-19. JAMA Dermatol. 2020;10.1001.
  • Chloé Alberto, Sophie Osdoit, Axel-Patrice Villani, Laurent Bellec, Olivier Belmonte, Jacques Schrenzel, Kelly Bagny. Cutaneous ulcers revealing diphtheria: a re-emerging disease imported from Indian Ocean countries. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jul 3 ;S0151-9638(20)30251-9.
  • C. de Lorenzi, L. Toutous Trellu, C. Alberto. Vulvar and perineal diagnosis at a glance: a quiz. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jun-Jul 2020;147(6-7):464-465.
  • D. Alvarez, R. Lienhard, L. Toutous Trellu, C. Alberto. Borréliose de Lyme vue par le dermatologue, en pratique en 2020. Rev Med Suisse 2020 ; 16 : 629-34.
  • Caroline Schuhler, Chloé Alberto, Virginie Prendki, Astrid Malézieux-Picard, Laurence Toutous-Trellu. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus induced by Omeprazole, an adverse event to keep in mind in an old person. General medicine.
  • Chloé Alberto & Mattéo Coen, Gilles Eperon, Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Pr Jacques Schrenzel. Diphtérie : nouvelle présentation clinique d’une ancienne maladie. Rev Med Suisse 2019 ; 15: 786-90.
  • Chloé Alberto, De Lorenzi Caroline, Toutous Trellu Laurence. Bullous impetigo, a « new STI» in sexworkers. Dermatologica Helvetica Dec 2019.
  • Chloé Alberto, Marescassier Helène, Pastor Damien, Toutous Trellu Laurence. Warning about syphilis in pregnant women. Dermatologica Helvetica Dec 2019
  • Thèse de médecine soutenue le 04/04/17, Des ulcères cutanés révélant une diphtérie : une maladie ré-émergente ?
  • Chloe Alberto, Maria Polina Konstantinou, Catherine Martinage, Eline Casassa, Emilie Tournier, Haleh Bagheri, Vincent Sibaud, Loic Mourey, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier, Nicolas Meyer, Carle Paul, Cristina Bulai Livideanu. Enzalutamide induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2016 Nov 13;10(2):35-38.




  • Congrès Swiss Derma Day and STI reviews and Updates 2020, Lucerne 01.20 – Communication orale « What’s new in urethritis management? »
  • IUSTI-Europe Congress on Sexually Transmitted Infections, Tallinn, Estonia 2019 – 2 communications orales «Early syphilitic pharyngitis in a pregnant woman» , «Bullous impetigo, a « new STI » in sexworkers »
  • Journées Nationales Provinciales de Dermatologie, Bordeaux 2017 - Communication orale « Une maladie que l’on croyait oubliée »
  • Journées de Dermatologie de Paris 2016 - Communication orale « La diphtérie existe encore ! »