Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine​

Dr. Vito Annese​

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation: Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of Gastroenterology, HOCD Internal Medicine
Specialty: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish and passive bilingual in French

Core Competencies

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Constipation
  • Achalasia
  • Liver diseases
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Food intolerance/allergy
  • Upper and lower G – I endoscopy, enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy
  • PEG, Fibro Scan, gastric balloon for obesity

Brief Profile

Prof. Dr. Vito Annese is an Italian Gastroenterologist, educated and trained in Italy and Belgium, with over 30 years experience in the areas of patient management, advanced research and education within the gastroenterology domain. He treats a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, achalasia), chronic viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and its complication, fatty liver and metabolic diseases. In addition, he performs a wide range of diagnostic and operative endoscopic procedures as well as investigations of physiopathology (i.e. manometry, pH-metry, breath tests).


  • M.D. (Hons), CCST (Hons) Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Master of Science (Hons), Full professor of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine (Italian qualification)

Research & Publications

  • About 300 peer-reviewed and listed on PUB MED, Total Impact Factor ± 2.500, Mean > 8, H-Index Publish or Perish=55
  • More specifically, 4 NEJM, 1 Lancet, 1 Nature, 1 JAMA, 1 Nature Medicine, 15 Gastroenterology, 11 Nature Genetics, 8 Gut
  • Main fields of research: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Gastrointestinal disorders (GERD, constipation, achalasia), RCT trials, guidelines

Nationality: Italian

Number of Years of Experience: 35 years