Prof Francesco Rubino
Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, King's College London
Professor Francesco Rubino is Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King's College London and Honorary Consultant at King's College Hospital. His clinical expertise includes laparoscopic bariatric, metabolic and upper digestive surgery. His research showed that the anti-diabetes effect of certain bariatric procedures result from mechanisms beyond weight loss, providing a scientific rationale for surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes and supporting a role of the gastrointestinal tract in the pathophysiology of diabetes and obesity. He is the main organiser of the Diabetes Surgery Summit, an influential series of international consensus conferences that developed global clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes. He was also the convenor and lead author of the Joint International Consensus Statement for Ending Stigma of Obesity and associated Pledge to Eradicate Weight Stigma, published, endorsed by more than 150 worldwide organizations including professional societies, major academic centers and scientific journals. Professor Rubino received his MD in general surgery at the Catholic University / Policlinico Gemelli in Rome and he completed fellowships at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg; MountSinai Medical Centre in New York and the Cleveland Clinic. He previously serves as Chief of Gastrointestinal metabolic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has given hundreds of presentations throughout the world.