Presentation

Dr. Jacques Samani

Dr. Jacques Samani received his medical education in France (former intern in various hospitals in Lyon, senior registrar and hospital assistant). He trained as an orthopedic surgeon and specialized in spine surgery, more specifically in adults’ and children’s spinal deformities (scoliosis)..

He also invented numerous devices, such as the “COFLEX” (an inter-spinal shock absorber placed in between the vertebrae), which is now known worldwide.

He is a senior member of:

– The French Orthopedic Society.

– The International Orthopedic Society.

– The European Spinal Deformity Society.

He is currently working in Switzerland, but he also manages to spend time in Vietnam for humanitarian work.


Cursus

1969-1975

Medical studies in Lyon

1975-1981

Resident in Lyon's hospital

1981-1985

Head of Livet's clinic specialized in teenage scoliosis surgery

1985-1997

Private activity

Clinique St Charles - Clinique du Parc, Lyon

1997-2011

Activity in Italy

– He worked in various private clinics in Verona, Monza, Pescara, Florence, Bari, Lecce and stopped his activity in 2015.

2011-2017

Activity in Switzerland

-– Since January 2011, Dr. Samani has held the orthopedic surgical equivalent of the Swiss health care ministry.

– Currently working at the Providence Hospital and at Montbriant Clinic located in La Chaux de Fonds.


Humanitarian aid

1993-1995

MEMBER OF MEDECIN DU MONDE FROM 1993 TO 1995:

Many missions in Congo and Zambia

2000-2005

HUMANITARIAN AID IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO:

Associated with St Louis’ hospital (Paris) for 5 years. Chirurgical operations in the military hospital of Brazzaville from 2000 to 2005.

Since 2005

HUMANITARIAN AID IN VIETNAM :

Dr. Samani goes to the Hanoi pediatric hospital and the principal hospital in Phu Yen (Southern Vietnam) twice a year in order to perform scoliosis surgeries and to operate on other spinal deformities, mostly on children.