About me

The medical career

During my childhood in Switzerland, as a native German speaker, before I developed a medical interest, I had an early taste for foreign languages by watching Italian cartoons or by trying to translate jokes inside the Carambar wrapper (a French candy). I ended up studying Medicine in French at the University of Geneva where I graduated in 1999 with the “Swiss Federal Diploma of Physician”.

Shortly after graduation, I moved to the UK where I worked for 15 years as a doctor for the NHS, gaining experience in various specialities such as geriatrics, surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology, emergency medicine and general practice.


The freelance translator

Translating medical reports from French or German into English over the last ten years, was initially only on a voluntary basis for the NHS but has gradually become a regular service that I started selling. A particular interest of mine belongs to new health information technologies and the digital processing of medical data.

Having left the hustle and bustle of London, I am now living part-time in Slovenia, working as a freelance translator, cycling through nature, making cheesecake and getting familiar with my first Slavic language.

Academic Curriculum and Credentials
  • Study of preclinical medicine, Universität Freiburg (Switzerland) 1993 -1995
  • Study of clinical medicine, Université de Genève 1995 – 1999
  • Schweizer Staatsexamen der Medizin (Swiss federal diploma of physician) 1999