Swiss Young Neurosurgeons Society


"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school"

Albert Einstein



The Swiss Young Neurosurgeons Society (SYNS) is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the neurosurgical training program for residents and young consultants in Switzerland.


We were founded in 2005 by a handful of young residents striving to achieve a high standard of specialty training by organizing focused talks, symposiums and hands-on courses. Our aim is to increase learning and inspiration in the field of neurosurgery while bringing together young minds from all over the country. As of 2011 SYNS carries the status of a registered non-profit society by Swiss law.


A detailed description of our society was published recently. You can view the article here.




Lorenzo Bertulli

Lorenzo is a neurosurgical resident from the Hospital of Lugano, where he started in July 2017 and remained for 4 years, becoming Chief Resident in January 2020. He now moved to Winterthur to go further with his training. He is holding the position of SYNS President since January 2021.


Marialaura Giamundo

Marialaura is a neurosurgical resident who started her residency in France. She then moved to Switzerland and remained in Lugano for two and a half years, before beginning to work in Luzern (Klinik St. Anna). She completed a fellowship in Munich and then came back in Luzern (Kantonsspital) to continue her neurosurgical training. From the end of 2021 she is working in Chur at Kantonsspital Graubünden. She is the SYNS Vice President since January 2021.





Amir El Rahal

Amir is a neurosurgical resident from the University Hospital of Geneva and has been holding the position of SYNS President since October 2017. He completed his training in Geneva and Lyon obtaining the FMH in 2020; he is now doing a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology in Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Germany).


Irena Zubak

Irena is a resident at the University Hospital of Bern and is supporting SYNS as Vice President as of 2018