“Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing and evolving field and its application to early and increased detection of cancer is very relevant to endoscopists, and so we are pleased that a leader in the field, such as Michael, has accepted the lead in this new initiative” said Dr. Fabian Emura, WEO President. 

Dr. Wallace is currently the Chair of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic/SSMC at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, having moved recently from the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the flagship journal of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He received his medical degree from Duke University and Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

He was formally trained in therapeutic endoscopy and has served in various leadership roles in several international organizations.

Dr. Wallace’s research is focused on advanced endoscopic imaging and endoscopic approaches for therapy of early cancer. He has over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals and recently led ASGE’s AI task force. He co-chaired Global AI and Gastroenterology Summit meetings along with Dr. Prateek Sharma (Chair of the WEO Esophageal Diseases Committee and Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for ENDO 2022).

“AI will change the future of endoscopy, from training to early detection and therapy of gastrointestinal malignancies. I am happy to be a part of the World Endoscopy Organization and to work with the global community in early adaptation of technology and bringing a change. Soon we will be announcing the full committee members and work on programs to educate our colleagues globally” said Dr. Wallace on his appointment.

Expect to hear more about AI in gastrointestinal endoscopy and how it can shape the future of endoscopy and our practice. 

Professor Michael Wallace