Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches
François Genêt is professor of Universities – Hospital Practitioner in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, head of the neuro-orthopedics research department “End: icap” U1179 INSERM, at Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines University, and is responsible for a unit dedicated to the care of brain-injured patients at the Raymond Poincaré Hospital in Garches.
Professor Genet completed his medical studies at Université Paris-Ouest after two years as a physiotherapist. Before joining Raymond Poincaré Hospital in 2005, he practiced in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services of the Percy Army Instructional Hospital (2003-2005), and the Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil. (2001-2003).
The clinical and research themes deal with neuro-orthopedic disorders. He created in 2009 a translational research group in neuro-orthopedics with two orientations. The first, clinical and epidemiological, integrates the results of functional surgery, the impact of central and peripheral neurological lesions on the joint and the bone and the repercussions of muscular disorders on limb deformities. Professor in functional anatomy, at the European School of Surgery, he works on the role of each muscle in joint deformity of spastic origin. The second orientation is fundamental whose object is to study the bone behavior after central and peripheral neurological lesion. He created, during a post doc in Brisbane, Australia, the first animal model of spinalised mouse developing neurogenic paraosteoarthropathies and organized in Garches, France, a bank of human heterotopic bone tissue.
Professor Genet is a member of the Société savante Française de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation (SOFMER since 2001), is regional coordinator of MPR DES (since September 2015) and director of the Department of Re-education and Rehabilitation (DU2R) of the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University. This department’s mission is to work on the integration of paramedical professions into the university curriculum.