Juan S Barajas-Gamboa is a Colombian-Born physician scientist currently working at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD). He received his Medical Doctor degree with honors from the Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in clinical and translational research at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Moores Cancer Center followed by a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic surgery, and Metabolic and Bariatric surgery at the UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery. He has already authored clinical textbooks, several book chapters, and has had numerous peer-reviewed publications in high impact factor medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Cancer Research, SOARD, Obesity Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy. Moreover as a testament of his devotion to research, he serves as a reviewer, editorial board member, associate and senior editor for several international journals. Research interests are focus on Minimally Invasive/Surgical Endoscopy, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Robotic Surgery; including basic sciences/translational research and clinical outcomes research.