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Michel Patrick

Patrik  Michel  graduated  from  medical  training  in  Fribourg  and  Basel  with  an  MD thesis  in  1991.  After  training  as  a  medical  officer  in  the  Swiss  army,  he  did  a internship  in  the  Groote  Schuur  and  the  Tygerberg  Hospital  in  Cape  Town,  South Africa,  followed  by  internal  medicine  at  the  Carney  Hospital  in  Boston.  He  then completed  the  Neurology  residency  the  Boston  University  -  Boston  City  Hospital  -
Lahey program and became chief neurology resident at the Tufts University program at  the  New  England  Medical  Center.  After  US  neurology  board  certification,  he completed his neurology training at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). There, he is now managing the neurology inpatient section, the acute stroke unit and the clinical  stroke  research  team.  Since  2008,  he  is  privat-docent  at  the  Lausanne University. 
In  2003,  he  has  initiated  and  since  runs  the  Acute  STroke  Registry  and  Analysis  of Lausanne  (ASTRAL).  He  is  participating  as  investigator  and  steering  committee member in preventive, diagnostic and acute treatment trials, and is member of the European  Stroke  Organisation  and  the  Swiss  Stroke  Society  executive  committees.
He  has  given  talks  to national  and international  audiences  on  all  aspects  of  stroke, and is publishing articles and book chapters on stroke syndromes, neuroradiological topics, and stroke management. 
He  is  married  to  an  Austrian  architect  and  has  3  children.  He  is  fluent  in  several languages, likes to hike, ski, travel and play the cello.