Neurology specialist

After his medical training, mainly in Lausanne and at the University of California in San Diego (Master in Brain Research), Dr Despland was the Head of the Clinical Neurophysiology Centre Service at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) for many years. He is a recognised specialist in cerebral Doppler ultrasound, a technique which he helped to introduce in Switzerland, as well as in electroencephalography. Dr Despland is also a consultant for sleep and memory disorders as well as epilepsy. He has been in charge of the Neurology unit at Clinique La Prairie since 2008.


  • Medicine for sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Doppler examination (precerebral & transcranial neurosonology, carotid Duplex)
  • Ambulatory Holter recording during sleep
  • Electroencephalography for epilepsy & other malaises
  • Consultation for memory problems
  • Recording of auditory evoked potentials


  • Neurology FMH
  • Certification for sleep disorders medicine
  • Neurosonology examinations


  • Faculty of Medicine Lausanne University Switzerland
  • Master Brain Research San Diego USA

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Honorary Member of the Swiss Neurological Society
  • Honorary Member of the Swiss Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Member of the Swiss Society for Ultrasound and Neurosonology
  • Honorary Member of the Swiss Society for Epileptology
  • Corresponding Member of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Honorary Member of the French Neurological Society
  • Founder of the Swiss Doppler Club and Honorary Member of the Doppler Club of France


  • Referring neurologist to the UAE Consulate

Related Services


Neurology, a complex internal medicine speciality that deals with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and peripheral nerves, treats many disorders, such as muscle pains, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, migraine, epilepsy, as well as chronic sleep and motor disorders.