Federico Balzola, MD, holds board certification in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy in 1994 in Italy at the Modena University School of Medicine. He attended medical school in the Turin University School of Medicine, graduated in 1989, where he then completed his gastroenterological residency. He was awarded a training from 1994 to 1995 at Royal Free Hospital in London on measles implication in inflammatory bowel disease as well as from 1995 to 1998 at the Clinical Nutrition Department of the Molinette Hospital of Turin on the small bowel syndrome management. Following his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition at the Molinette Hospital in Turin, he has been a consultant in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department since 1998 where he oversaw the gastrointestinal clinic and consultation service with a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and liver/bowel transplantation. He is currently working in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Intensive Care Unit of Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino. He has numerous scientific publications in international medical journals and he presented in several international meetings his research results. At present, he maintains his practice in gastroenterological fields with a special research interest on autistic patients. He is driving several clinical research in Italy on the identification and treatment of the autistic enteropathy with dietetic and pharmacological approaches. He lives in Turin with his wife, Paola, and two daughters, Beatrice and Margherita.