Professor of Gastroenterology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Director of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital
Silvio Danese is a Gastroenterologist and Professor of Gastroenterology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, since October 2021, where he is Director of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit. Before that, Professor Danese was Head of IBD Centre and ImmunoCentre at IRCCS Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy, and Professor of Gastroenterology at Humanitas University.
Professor Danese trained in Gastroenterology at Policlinico Gemelli, Rome and graduated as a PhD, working from 2001 to 2004 in Dr. Claudio Fiocchi’s laboratory at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His main research area of interest is the investigation of the fundamental mechanisms underlying IBD pathogenesis, while his daily clinical activity relates to IBD service. He is actively involved in many international clinical trials in IBD and has published more than 700 papers in several journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Gastroenterology, Gut, Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Professor Danese is a member of many organizations related to the IBD field, including the European Crohn´s and Colitis Organization (ECCO), where he is Past President (2018 – 2020), and United European Gastroenterology, where he is Research Chair Elect.