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.


CURRENT TEAM, 2024-2026


Nicolas Poletti

Caterina Mollica

TEAM 2021-2023


Lorenzo Bertulli:

Lorenzo is a neurosurgeon from Milan, working in St. Gallen as Oberarzt.

He started his residency in the Hospital of Lugano, where he started in July 2017 and remained for 4 years, becoming Chief Resident in January 2020. He moved to Winterthur in July 2021 to go further with his training, where he remained until April 2023. Since May 2023 he is at the Spine Unit at Kantonsspital St. Gallen.

He has holding the position of SYNS President from January 2021 to December 2023.


Marialaura Giamundo

Marialaura is a neurosurgeon from Naple, working in Aarau at the Spine Unit.

She 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 until September 2022 she worked in Chur at Kantonsspital Graubünden She completed her residency with a Spine Fellowship in Zürich with Prof. Dezsö Jeszenszky.

She has holding the SYNS Vice President position from January 2021 to December 2023. 



FORMER TEAM, 2018-2020


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