Prof Sporea is a Professor of Gastroenterology, PhD, Vice-Rector and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the “Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara. He is senior attendant of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, working in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department of the “Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara. He is an expert in general ultrasonography according to the multilevel classification of SRUMB. Since 2017 he is a member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. He is Past President of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2012-2014) and also Past President of the Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SRUMB). During 1999-2002 he was a member of the Executive board of EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology), during 1999 – 2005 member in the Educational Committee of EFSUMB, and between 2007-2011 he was Honorary Treasurer of this society. He is the President of the WFUMB (World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) Center of Education (COE) Timișoara, and since 2017 he is Director of the WFUMB COE task force Europe. He coordinated several courses and scientific sessions in Romania and abroad, mainly regarding gastroenterology and ultrasound. He is a member of several editorial boards (i.e.: Ultraschall in der Medizin, Medical Ultrasonography, Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, World Journal of Gastroenterology). He is author and co-author of 270 original papers published in medical journals, with a Hirsch index of 33 (136 of them in ISI journals – 52 as first author; 40 of them PubMed – 20 as first author), first author of 12 medical books, co-author of 16 medical books, first author of 16 educational medical CDs and DVDs (Ultrasound and Endoscopy). He coordinated or participated to numerous research projects.