Nescens Clinique de Genolier
Our medical team
Specialists in preventive medicine and in biology of aging
Dr. Guénolé Addor
Pr. Jacques Philippe
Pr. Jacques Proust
Following his medical studies at the University of Lausanne and after obtaining his degree in 2006 and then his doctorate in 2009 with the publication of his thesis, Dr Addor started his career by specialising in acute medicine. He was certified by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) in Anaesthesiology in 2014 and in Intensive Care Medicine in 2021. He later held the position of clinical director in the Department of Anaesthesiology at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) for three years before working as the assistant clinical director in the Department of Adult Intensive Care Medicine for two years.
His passion for the mountains led him to additionally obtain his Diploma of Mountain Medicine (UIAA/ICAR/ISM) and he has worked as an emergency doctor with various rescue groups.
Dr Addor has been developing a growing interest in preventive medicine, anti-ageing and maintaining longevity for a number of years. He is particularly interested in the importance of lifestyle in improving our well-being, health and performance, and he is going to be completing various training courses in these areas with the American Academy of Anti-Aging.
Professor Jacques Philippe graduated from medical school in Geneva in 1978 before completing his training in internal medicine at the Geneva University Hospitals, the University of Tennessee, and Harvard University, where he specialised in endocrinology and diabetology.
Upon his return to Geneva, he set up his laboratory within the Faculty of Medicine’s Microbiology Department and joined Diabetology Unit of the Geneva University Hospitals.
He became chief physician of the newly created endocrinology and diabetology department before being named as its head in 1998. His research focuses on the expression and regulation of the insulin and glucagon genes, the genetics of diabetes, and the transplantation of islets of Langerhans.
A laureate of several awards, he has received the Cloëtta Prize and his achievements have been recognised by the Capps Foundation of Harvard, the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation, the Fondation Suisse du Diabète, and the Société Suisse de Médecine Interne. He is also the co-founder and president of the Société Suisse d’Endocrinologie et Diabétologie, the president of the Société Médicale de Genève, and a council member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Privatdocent of the Faculty of Medicine in 1990, then Associate Professor in 1995, he was named Professor in 1998. He was also Vice-Dean for Research from 2003 to 2011 and President of the Collège des Chefs de Service from 2013 to 2018.
He is now a Physician at the Centre for Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases of Nescens Clinique de Genolier.
Professor Jacques Proust was born in France, where he started his career in Parisian hospitals as an internal medicine physician and geriatrician.
He then specialized in the biology of aging at the Gerontology Research Center at NIH in Baltimore (USA) for 10 years, later on deepening his biology of aging knowledge at the University of John Hopkins. Following his sojourn in the United States, he then supervised the Biology of Aging Laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine (Geneva University Hospitals) before creating one of the very first European age-prevention centers at the Clinique de Genolier, with the objective of providing patients with the latest scientific advancements linked to the prevention and treatment of pathophysiological processes associated with age.
Professor Proust is the author of numerous scientific publications within the biology of aging domain. In addition to his professional activity within the clinic, he consecrates a part of his time to research and holds a position as a professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva. Using his numerous years of fundamental research within the senescence domain, Professor Jacques Proust has developed a deep interest in therapeutic strategies to slow down the effects of aging on the human body.
As the largest and most exposed organ, skin naturally peaked his scientific interest. Thanks to his knowledge within biological mechanisms at the root of the aging process, Professor Jacques Proust is the leading player within Nescens cosmeceuticals and the source of numerous scientifically validated products. Today, he is the Medical Director of Nescens Preventive Medicine Center within the Clinique de Genolier and Scientific Director of the Nescens brand.