FMH Specialist Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Yellow Fever Vaccination
Internal Medicine

FMH specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Dr Nicola Leggieri was Head of the Bacteriology Laboratory and of the Infectious Diseases Department of the University Hospitals of Geneva then Head of the Endocarditis Department of the Timone Hospital in Marseille. He has also been practising travel medicine for over 10 years, with particular experience in Peru.

From 2012, he has been practising as a certified doctor at the Clinique de Genolier for Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine where, in particular, he created and took charge of the COVID Unit in March-April 2020 and chaired the infection prevention commission until 2020.

Dr Nicola Leggieri joined Clinique La Prairie in 2022.




  • Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Other travel vaccinations
  • Prevention of malaria and other travel-related illnesses




  • Postgraduate title of specialist in Infectious Diseases, Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Postgraduate title of specialist in Internal Medicine, Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • FOPH authorisation for vaccination against yellow fever



  • University degree in Hospital Hygiene, Université de la Méditerranée with thesis "Amélioration de l’hygiène des mains du personnel par l’information écrite et orale du patient" (Improvement of the hygiene of the hands of the staff by written and oral information of the patient)

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian


  • Swiss Society for Hospital Hygiene
  • Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases
  • FMH, Swiss Medical Association
  • Vaud Society of Medicine
  • Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine



  • Legionella longbeachae and endocarditis. Leggieri N, Gouriet F, Thuny F, Habib G, Raoult D, Casalta JP., Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;18(1):95-7
  • Molecular diagnosis of bloodstream infections: planning to (physically) reach the bedside. Leggieri N, Rida A, François P, Schrenzel J. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;23(4):311-9.
  • Migrated foreign body liver abscess: illustrative case report, systematic review, and proposed diagnostic algorithm.
  • Leggieri N, Marques-Vidal P, Cerwenka H, Denys A, Dorta G, Moutardier V, Raoult D. Medicine (Baltimore). 2010 Mar;89(2):85-95. (referenced in UpToDate)


Other works and presentations

  • 4.10.2022 - Clinique La Prairie internal training conference: "Assessment before immunosuppression and immunosuppressed travellers"
  • 4.10.2022 - Training of general practitioners and internists: COVID vaccination and Monkey Pox
  • September 2020: Principal investigator and clinical study promoter training (CHUV)
  • 6.2.2020 - Public conference: The medical consultation before the trip, followed by a medical review of Nicolas Bouvier's work
  • 05.09.2016: Course given at the CHUV for primary care physicians as part of the Migrant Health network on Schistosomiasis
  • 26.01.2016: Presentation counting for the training of residents: Outpatient infectious cases Nyon
  • 01.09.2014: Spondylodiscitis course at Clinique La Lignière
  • 4.09.2013: 1-day training for nurses: training in hospital hygiene
  • 11.02. 2013: Post-exposure prophylaxis course
  • January 2013: Presentation counting for the training of residents, Nyon: Post-exposure prophylaxis
  • 26.01.2012: National training conference for infectiologists: Presentation of HIV cases
  • May 2011 to November 2011: Fever of undetermined origin in oncology, General (Prof. Duffaud) and digestive (Prof. Seitz) oncology departments at the Timone Hospital in Marseille
  • September 2005 to September 2006: Clinique de Genolier: Investigation of a case of tuberculosis under the supervision of Dr Zellweger and Dr Nicolet - Châtelain (Investigation of 91 contacts, with T-Spot – Mantoux comparison)


Related Services

Internal & General Medicine

The specialist in internal medicine is interested in the patient's state of health as whole, but he or she works in close collaboration with specialists in other branches, as necessary.