Docteur Daniela Sofra

Specialist in
Endocrinology / Diabetology
French, Italian, Spanish

Core competencies

Diploma in Therapeutic Education (DIFEP)

  • Management and follow-up of diabetic patients (type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, fitting of an insulin pump, etc.)
  • CGM tests (blood glucose measurements over 7 days)
  • Obesity
  • Education of chronic patients
  • Training of caregivers

Professional career

Since 2014: Physician approved by the Hôpital du Lavaux as a hospital consultant in diabetology and a referring diabetologist for the mobile physical activity programme for diabetic patients (DIAfit)
Since 2011: Diabetologist with a 40% practice at Av. de la Gare 11, 1003 Lausanne
Member of the organising committee for the implementation of the Swiss-Romandy DIAfit programme
Since 2012: Trainer for raising awareness amongst healthcare professionals about therapeutic education for the Cantonal Diabetes Programme.
Member of the expert committee for the Cantonal Diabetes Programme.
Oct 2009 - May 2014
Head of Clinic (50%) as part of the PMU-CHUV diabetology team for the implementation of the clinical project for the management of hypoglycaemia in hospital settings and team training (CardioMet hub)
Oct 2009 - Sep 2010
Head of Clinic (50%), Care Quality Department, HUG
Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
Diabetologist in the PMU-CHUV diabetology team, employed 50% in mobile consultancy work and 50% in the implementation of clinical and team training projects (CardioMet hub)
Nov 2004 - Aug 2007
Internal Physician, Clinique Genevoise de Montana (Crans-Montana, Switzerland), under the supervision of Dr Olivier Berclaz. Responsible for carrying out the metabolic syndrome management project in collaboration with Dr H. Delgado.
Jan 2000 - Oct 2004
Physician in training, Division of Metabolic Diseases, Polyclinic of Internal Medicine at Messina University Hospital (Italy).
Responsible for the therapeutic education of patients (diabetic and/or obese) and team therapeutic education and training projects. Responsible for various research tasks.

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

Project management (CEP Lausanne)
Diploma in Therapeutic Education and Training of Caregivers (DIFEP) at the University of Geneva
Equivalence in FMH specialist training in endocrinology and diabetology
Specialisation in endocrinology and metabolic diseases at the University of Messina, Italy
Diploma in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Messina, Italy

Practices at

Memberships and partnerships

  • FMH (Fédération des Médecins Suisses)
  • SSED (Société Suisse d’Endocrinologie Diabétologie)
  • ASMAV (Ass. Médecins Assistants et CDC)
  • SVM (Société Vaudoise de Médecine)
  • AMD (Italian Association of Medical Diabetologists)
  • SETE (Société Européenne Education Thérapeutique)

Publications & videos

Events & lectures