Mrs Kim Lauper MD

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Dr Kim Lauper is an MD and rheumatologist from Geneva, Switzerland. She moved to the UK as a clinical research fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK) at the University of Manchester from 2018 to 2019 and is now back in Geneva, where she completes her PhD as a split-site PhD student, and works as Senior clinical associate and rheumatologist at the Geneva University Hospitals. Her research focuses on the evaluation of real-life use of biologic and targeted synthetic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis using register data, and its methodology.


  • Doctorate of Medicine, University of Geneva (2018)
  • Specialisation in Internal Medicine (2014) and Rheumatology (2018) awarded by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training (2017) awarded by the Swiss Society of Ultrasonography (SGUM)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Patients-oriented Clinical Research, University of Geneva (2018)
  • Diploma of Medicine, University of Geneva (2009)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • 2020-now Chair elect of EMEUNET (beginning June)
  • 2019-now Member of the Equality Commission, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • 2019-now Member of the committee overseeing the Swiss Rheumatology Exam
  • 2019-2020 Leader of the EMEUNET peer-mentoring subgroup
  • 2018-now Member of the EMEUNET working group, peer-mentoring subgroup
  • 2018-now Member of the American College of Rheumatology
  • 2017-now Member of AMIG’s committee (Association of Institutional Physicians of Geneva)
  • 2015-now Member of EMEUNET (the emerging EULAR – European League Against Rheumatism – network, European group of young rheumatology researchers and clinicians)
  • 2009-now Member of FMH (Swiss medical association) and ASMAC (Swiss association for medical interns and senior registrars)
  • 2004-2006 Member of GRAC junior (Groupe de recherche en anatomie clinique, Prof. J. Fasel)
  • 2002-2009 Member of the Geneva medical student association (AEMG)


  • Rheumatoid arthritis, Observational studies, Effectiveness, Safety, Methodology, Cardiovascular diseases

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