John Michel Duff

John Michael Duff is a graduate of The Royal College Surgeons in Ireland. He pursued his general surgery training as a Halsted resident at the Johns Hospital Hospital, Baltimore MD, USA from 1990-92. He then did a full neurosurgical residency training program at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA from 1992-97 with an interest in spine and skull base surgery. He also spent a 6 month pediatric neurosurgical rotation with Dr. Ian Johnston in the Childrens Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Residency training was followed by a skull base surgery fellowship with Dr. Laligam Sekhar at the George Washington Hospital, Washington DC, USA.  Following fellowship, Dr. Duff spent 18 months in Geneva University Hospital working with Professor Nicolas de Tribolet. He then returned to the USA in 2000 and took up a position as Assistant Professor of neurosurgery at Tufts University, New England Medical Center & St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Boston MA, USA. He also served as chief of neurosurgery at St Elizabeths Medical Center from 2002-2003. Dr. Duff returned to Switzerland in 2004 to university hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). He moved his clinical practice to the Clinique de Genolier in Switzerland in January 2019. 


Dr. Duff has a research interest in surgical robotics of the spine, is a robotics patent co-holder and was part of a team which developed a surgical robot at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. His main clinical interests are complex reconstruction of the cervical spine and craniovertebral junction, image guided intra & extradural spinal surgery, & minimally invasive surgery of the spine. 


Dr. Duff is currently chairman of the spine section of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), has been a frequent faculty member of spine courses with EANS, AO Spine & Eurospine. He has been a frequently invited speaker at international surgical meetings. Dr. Duff is a fully Board Certified neurosurgeon in the USA, has the European Board Certification in neurosurgery, and the FMH (federal boards) equivalence in neurosurgery in Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS).

 

Rodolfo Maduri

Rodolfo Maduri graduated as Medical Dorctor at the University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro (Italy). He started his neurosurgical training at the Neurologic and Neurosurgical Hospital “Pierre Wertheimer” in Lyon (France) with Pr Jacques Guyotat and Pr Francesco Signorelli, from 2012-13. He then continued his neurosurgical residency training program at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) from 2013-2017 with an interest in spine and pediatric neurosurgery. During his residency, he spent a  spine neurosurgical rotation with Dr. John Michael Duff. Dr Maduri took up a position of attending neurosurgeon in the CHUV from 2017-2019 being responsible for the pediatric neurosurgical activity. He moved his clinical practice to the Clinique de Genolier in Switzerland in 2020.

 

Dr. Maduri has a research interest in minimally invasive surgery of the spine, being principal investigator in a study about the use of image guidance for minimally invasive resection of spine tumors (IMTAR Study). 

Dr Maduri is author of several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles about spine surgery, among them multiple articles about minimally invasive treatment of spine tumors, cervical disc herniations, thoracic disc herniations and pediatric epidural hematomas (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=maduri+r&sort=date). 

 

He has presented his research both nationally and internationally in several congresses and in 2019 was named Visiting Professor at the “Aldo Moro” University in Bari (Italy).

 

Dr. Maduri is a fully Board Certified Neurosurgeon in Switzerland (FMH, federal board) and in Italy, and he has the European Board Certification in Neurosurgery (FEBNS).