Dr. Frank SCHWENTER, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Digestive Surgery Department
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Frank Schwenter obtained his medical degree from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He subsequently obtained a Doctorate in Medicine and Science (M.D., Ph.D.) from the University of Lausanne through the Center for Surgical Research and Gene Therapy. His project focused on transplanting genetically modified cells enabling the secretion of therapeutic proteins. Frank Schwenter then continued his surgical training at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) in the Visceral Surgery Department. He obtained the title of surgery specialist while pursuing his clinical and research activities with a project in the field of anti-tumour immunotherapy. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto on the genetics of colorectal cancer in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Gallinger and Dr. Zane Cohen before specializing in digestive oncology surgery in the Fellowship program at McGill University in Montréal. Frank Schwenter has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at Université de Montréal since 2012 and works in the Digestive Surgery Department at CHUM. Since 2019, he has also had a more specialized practice in proctology at the Procto Dix30 Clinic.
Frank Schwenter is the author of basic and clinical research publications, participates in various research protocols in Montréal, Toronto and Geneva and is involved in teaching at Université de Montréal.
Alongside his medical and surgical training, Frank Schwenter also completed professional cello studies at the Lausanne Conservatory, obtaining a virtuoso grand prize. He continues to perform in chamber music recitals to this day.