Dr. Vito Annese achieved his Medical Degree at the Catholic University of Rome and subsequently the CCST in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the same University. He also achieved the Master Degree in Medical Sciences at the KUL University of Leuven in Belgium. He has over 30-years of experience in Gastroenterology, with specific interest in functional and inflammatory bowel disorders. He authored over 300 peer reviewed publications mainly in the field of genetic predisposition and clinical trials in IBD. He has been head of Gastroenterology at the Research Hospital of S. Giovanni Rotondo and at University Hospital Careggi of Florence; in addition aggregate professor at the University of Foggia and Florence in Italy. Since 2016 is UAE first as Consultant Gastroenterologist and Medical Director at the Valiant Clinic and more recently as Chair of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Deputy CMO at the Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai.