PD Dr méd. Saja Scherer

Spécialiste en chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique, membre de la FMH  


Français, anglais, italien, allemand

Expérience professionnelle

Depuis 2015 Chirurgie plastique et reconstructive au Centre Médico-Chirurgical de Nyon, Suisse
2014 Formation postgraduée, chirurgie des nerfs périphériques, Washington University, Saint-Louis, États-Unis (Professeur Susan MacKinnon)
2013–2015 Cheffe de clinique, chirurgie plastique et reconstructive, Hôpital universitaire de Lausanne, Suisse (Professeur Wassim Raffoul)
2013 Formation postgraduée, chirurgie des nerfs périphériques, Clinique Neuropax, Saint-Louis, États-Unis (Docteur Robert Hagan)
2012–2013 Résidente en chef, chirurgie plastique et reconstructive, Hôpital universitaire de Lausanne, Suisse (Professeur Wassim Raffoul)
2010–2012 Résidente, chirurgie plastique et reconstructive, Hôpital universitaire de Lausanne, Suisse (Professeur Wassim Raffoul)
2008–2010 Résidente, chirurgie générale, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Professeur Philippe Morel) chirurgie de la main (Docteur Jean-Yves Beaulieu), chirurgie orthopédique (Docteur Mathieu Assal), chirurgie générale (professeur Philippe Morel)
2007–2008 Résidente, chirurgie plastique – chirurgie plastique, reconstructive, des brûlures et de la main, clinique de traumatologie pour les professionnels de Ludwigshafen, Université de Heidelberg (Professeur Günther Germann)
2005–2007 Chercheuse associée, Laboratoire de guérison des plaies et de génie tissulaire, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, États-Unis (Professeur Dennis Orgill)


2012 Certification FMH de spécialiste en chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique
2012 Certification : diplôme général de chirurgie, Lausanne
2012 Certification : EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
2012 Certification du conseil FM en chirurgie plastique, Suisse
2006 Certification : ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
2005 Certification : diplôme de l'école de médecine, Université de Leipzig, Allemagne
2004–2005 Année d'études cliniques – Université Yonsei, Séoul, Corée du Sud, et Université de Berne, Suisse
2000–2005 Études cliniques – Université de Leipzig, Allemagne
1998–2000 Études pré-cliniques – Université Semmelweis, Budapest

Chirurgie des nerfs périphérique et des céphalées chroniques (prise en charge de la douleur)


23. Curinga G, Scherer SS, Rusciani A, Gherardini G, Pietramaggiori G., Comments on “Platelet-rich plasma in burns”,
Burns. 2010 Sep;36(6):944-5; author reply 945. Epub 2009 Dec 22. No abstract available. PMID: 20022705 IF: 1.72

24. Uçkay I, Agostinho A, Belaieff W, Toutous-Trellu L, Scherer-Pietramaggiori S, Andres A, Bernard L, Vuagnat H,
Hoffmeyer P, Wyssa B.
Noninfectious wound complications in clean surgery: epidemiology, risk factors, and association with antibiotic use.
World J Surg. 2011 May;35(5):973-80. IF: 2.693

25. Pietramaggiori, G, Scherer S, Peled Z, Raffoul W, Supraorbital neuroma, a rare and unreported complication after
blepharoplasty, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2015, accepted for publication. IF:2.74

26. Scherer S, Pietramaggiori G, Peled Z
Anatomical study and clinical results after decompression of the lesser occipital nerve for the treatment of migraine
headaches. Plast.Reconstr Surg. GO 2016

27. Scherer SS, Harbi P, Thacher T, Raffoul W, Erba P
Assessment of burn depth accuracy using real-time relative Laser Doppler Imaging

28. Alessandro Gualdi, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Jonatann Gatti, Dario Bertossi, Giorgio Pietramaggiori, Saja Scherer, Paul
Wurzer, David Benjamin Lumenta. Minimal Undermining Suspension Technique (MUST): combined eyebrow and midface
lift via temporal access. Aesthetic Plastic surgery DOI: 10.1007/s00266-016-0745-3

2008 - Young Investigator Award – Best paper presentation -Wound Healing Society, San Diego, USA

2009 - Felix Largiader Price, Best Paper Presentation - Swiss Society of Surgery, Montreux, Switzerland

2010 - Prix Ferdinand Tissot for the research work with the highest clinical impact, University of Geneva, Switzerland

New strategies to treat complex tissue defects: The mechanism of action of the vacuum assisted closure device and mechanical forces.
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (Prof. Dennis Paul Orgill) and University of Geneva (Prof. Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod)
“Awarded for the best thesis in the year 2009 from the University of Geneva”


Fundamental Research:

1. Pietramaggiori G, Liu P, Scherer SS, Kaipainen A, Prsa MJ, Mayer H, Newalder J, Alperovich M, Mentzer SJ, Konerding MA, Huang S, Ingber DE, Orgill DP.,
Tensile forces stimulate vascular remodeling and epidermal cell proliferation in living skin. Ann Surg. 2007 Nov;246(5):896-902.PMID: 17968184 IF: 7.45

2. Pietramaggiori G, Yang HJ, Scherer SS, Kaipainen A, Chan RK, Alperovich M, Newalder J, Demcheva M, Vournakis JN, Valeri CR, Hechtman HB, Orgill DP,
Effects of poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc) patch on wound healing in db/db mouse. J Trauma. 2008 Mar;64(3):803-8.PMID: 18332827 IF: 2.34

3. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Mathews JC, Alperovich M, Yang HJ, Neuwalder J, Czeczuga JM, Chan RK, Wagner CT, Orgill DP.,
Healing modulation induced by freeze-dried platelet-rich plasma and mircornized allogenic dermis in a diabetic wound model. Wound Repair Regen. 2008 Mar-Apr;16(2):218-25.PMID: 18318807 IF: 2.15

4. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Mathews JC, Prsa MJ, Huang S, Orgill DP.,
The mechanism of action of the vacuumassisted closure device. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep;122(3):786-97.PMID: 18766042 IF: 2.59

5. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Cervi D, Klement G, Orgill DP.,
Tumors stimulate platelet delivery of angiogenic factors in vivo: an unexpected benefit. Am J Pathol. 2008 Dec;173(6):1609-16. Epub 2008 Nov 6.PMID: 18988799 IF: 5.7

6. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Matthews J, Perry S, Assmann A, Carothers A, Demcheva M, Muise-Helmericks RC,
Seth A, Vournakis JN, Valeri RC, Fischer TH, Hechtman HB, Orgill DP.,
Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine nanofibers: a new bioactive material to enhance diabetic wound healing by cell migration and angiogenesis, Ann Surg. 2009 Aug;250(2):322-30.PMID: 19638916 IF: 7.9

7. Scherer SS. & Pietramaggiori G. Alperovich M, Chen B, Orgill DP, Wagers AJ,
Improved cutaneous healing n diabetic mice exposed to healthy peripheral circulation, J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Sep;129(9):2265-74. Epub 2009 Mar 19.PMID: 19295612 IF: 5.54

8. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Mathews JC, Orgill DP.
Short periodic applications of the vacuum-assisted closure device cause an extended tissue response in the diabetic mouse model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Nov;124(5):1458-65.PMID: 20009831 IF: 2.74

9. Curinga G, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Masellis A, Gherardini G, Brancato R, Conte F, Bistoni G.,
Electrical injuries due to theft of copper, J Burn Care Res. 2010 Mar-Apr;31(2):341-6.PMID: 20182374 IF: 1.56

10. Mathews JC, Chin MS, Fernandez-Esparrach G, Shaikh S, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Ryan M, Sylla P, Marvin Ryou, Ferrigno M, Orgill DP, Thompson CC.
Early healing of transcolonic and transgastric natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery access sites, J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Apr, 210 (4) : 480-90 IF: 4.24

11. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Mathews JC, Gennaoui T, Lancerotto L, Ragno G, Valeri CR, Orgill DP.,
Quiescent platelts stimulate angiogenesis and diabetic wound repair. J Surg Res. 2010 May 1;160(1):169-77. Epub 2008 Oct 10.PMID: 19482315 IF: 2.24

12. Chin MS, Ogawa R, Lancerotto L, Pietramaggiori G, Schomacker KT, Mathews JC, Scherer SS, Van Duyn P, Prsa MJ, Ottensmeyer MP, Veves A, Orgill DP.,
In vivo acceleration of skin growth using a servo-controlled stretching device Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Jun;16(3):397-405.PMID: 19601702 IF: 4.66

13. Song G, Nuzen DT, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Chen B, Zhan Q, Ogawa R, Yannas IV, Wagers AJ, Orgill DP, Murphy GF,
Use of the parabiotic model in studies of cutaneous wound healing to define the participation of circulating cells, Wound Repair Regen. 2010 Jul: 18 (4):426-32, PMID 20546556 IF: 3.44

14. Paolo Fiorina & Giorgio Pietramaggiori, Saja S Scherer, Mollie Jurewicz, Jasmine C. Mathews, Irene Min, Andrea Vergani,, Thoma Gebhard, Alessio Mocci, Carlo Staudacher, Elena Orsenigo, Adelaide Carothers, Hans-Gunther Zwerves, Livio Luzi, Reza Abdi, Dennis P. Orgill.
The mobilization and effect of endogenous bone marrow progenitor cells in diabetic wound healing. Cell Transplant. 2010;19(11):1369-81. Epub 2010 Aug 17. IF: 6.2

15. Sarkar A, Tatlidede S, Scherer SS, Orgill DP, Berthiaume F
Combination of stromal cell-derived factor-1 and collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold delays contraction and accelerates reepithelialization of dermal wounds in wild-type mice. Wound Repair Regen. 2011 Jan;19(1):71-9. IF: 3.44

16. Dastouri P, Helm DL, Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Younan G, Orgill DP.
Waveform modulation of negative-pressure wound therapy in the murine model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1460-6. IF: 1.5

17. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Mathews J, Gennaui T, Demcheva M, Fisher J, Vournakis JN, Valeri CR, Orgill DP,
Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc) nano-fibers induced angiogenesis and wound healing in ADP-inhibitor treated diabetic mice J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2 Suppl 1):S183-6. IF: 3.31

18. SS Scherer, M Tobalem, E Vigato, Y Heit, A Modarressi, B Hinz, B Pittet, G Pietramaggiori
Non-activated versus thrombin-activated platelets on wound healing and fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation in vivo and in vitro Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):46e-54e. IF: 2.74

19. D Panigrahy, ML Edin, CR Lee, DR Bielenberg, CE Butterfield, CM Barnés, A Mammoto, T Mammoto, A Luria, O Benny, DM Chaponis, AC Dudley, JA Vergilio, G Pietramaggiori, SS Scherer, SM Short, M Seth, HD 3. Le, B Kalish, M Puder, DE Ingber, BD Hammock, JR Falck, VL Manthati, A Kaipainen, PA D’Amore, MW Kieran, S Huang, Darryl C Zeldin,
Epoxy-eicosanoids stimulate multi-organ metastasis and tumor dormancy escape in mice J Clin Invest. 2012 Jan 3;122(1):178-91 IF: 14.15

20. YI Heit, P Dastouri, D Helm, Pietramaggiori, G Younan, P Erba, S Münster, DP Orgill, SS Scherer
Foam pore size is a critical design interface parameter of suction -based wound healing devices Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar;129(3):589-97. IF: 2.74

21. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer S, Orgill DP.
The wound watch: an objective staging system for wounds in the diabetic (db/db) mouse model.Methods Mol Biol.
2013;1037:245-54 IF: 1.3

22. Scherer SS & Majd H, Boo S, Ramondetti S, Cambridge E, Raffoul W, Friedrich M, Pittet B, Pioletti D, Hinz B, Pietramaggiori G.
Novel micropatterns mechanically control fibrotic reactions at the surface of silicone implants.
Biomaterials. 2015 Jun;54:136-47. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.03.027. Epub 2015 Apr 2. IF=8.312

La migraine, ça se soigne !
La migraine touche entre 15% et 20% de la population. Entretien avec les Drs Scherer et Pietramaggiori, seuls spécialistes suisses à opérer pour soulager un tel mal.



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