Silvio Danese

Full Professor

Full Professor in Gastroenterology MED/12

Head of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center at Humanitas Research Hospital
Group Leader of the Gastrointestinal Immunopathology Laboratory at Humanitas Research Center

Member, Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE) and American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
President – Elected, European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO)
Secretary and Chair, Clinical trial task force of the International Organization of IBD (IOIBD).

Education and Academic Background

Danese graduated at the Catholic University “Sacro Cuore” of Rome in 1999.

From 2001 to 2004, he moved to the Division of Gastroenterology – Case Western Reserve University -Cleveland, Ohio,US- where he worked as Research Associate in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), under the supervision of Prof. Claudio Fiocchi.

In 2004, Prof. Danese became specialist in Gastroenterology at the School of Specialization of the Policlinico Gemelli of Rome, leaded by Prof. G. Gasbarrini and at the same time he began the PhD/Doctor in Physiopathology of Metabolism, focusing specifically on basic and applied research concerning IBD.

Silvio Danese is now Full Professor of Gastroenterology at Humanitas University and head of the IBD center at the Humanitas Research Hospital.

He is currently working on several basic research projects and many phase I, II and III clinical trials for the treatment of IBD patients, in collaboration with numerous Italian, European and American centers.

He is also Member of the Editorial Board of “Current Drug Target” and “Alimentary Pharmacol & Therapeutics” and Associate Editor of “Gut” and “Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis”. He organizes and partecipates every year to numerous congresses, including ECCO, UEGW, DDW, FISMAD and he has published more than 300 research articles on peer-reviewed journal with high impact factor.

Teaching Appointments

  • From 2006 Prof. Danese teaches regularly classes at the students of Medicine. The classes are mainly based on Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Since 2004 he has supervised the thesis of several medical and PhD students.
  • From July 2015 he is full Professor of Gastroenterology at Humanitas University .

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.