Dr. Philippe Mavrocordatos was born in Greece and grew up in Switzerland. He studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. After training as a specialist in internal medicine, he specialized in anesthesiology.
In Australia, he trained in interventional pain medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. After his return to Switzerland in 1997, he was appointed “Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management” at the Centre Hospitalier du Nord Vaudois. During this period (1999), he also opened the Interventional Pain Medicine Center at the Clinique Cecil in Lausanne.
In 2002, he decided to return to a more academic activity and was appointed Associate Physician, at the University Hospital of Geneva. Together with his colleague, they set up the Center for Interventional Pain Management. This center was certified ISO 9001 in 2003. The pain management center Clinique Cecil, founded in 1999, was also certified ISO 9001 in 2004.
He has been a Fellow of Interventional Pain practice (FIPP) since 2006, an examiner for the FIPP exams in Budapest since 2008, and President of the WIP for Switzerland from 2008 to 2015. From 2010 to 2018, he was president of the SGIPM. In this role he led the creation of TARMED for the specialty of interventional pain medicine and the foundation of the Congress in Montreux.
In 2016, he founded the Swiss Pain Institute, where he chairs the Board of Directors and serves as Medical Director.