Djillali Annane is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Versailles Paris Saclay and the Head of the critical care department at Raymond Poincaré University Hospital (AP-HP) in Garches, Paris, France. He is the current president elect of the national council of deans of medical school in France. He was the Counselor of the French Minister of Health for Research and Medical Education from 2012 to 2017, was the Vice-Chancellor of university of Versailles from 2004 to 2007, and was the President of the French Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an editor of the Cochrane Collaboration since 2000, and was the chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Systematic Review Group from 2010 to 2013. He has contributed to several international and multi-disciplinary guidelines. He has completed MD in 1991, and a PhD in pharmacology in 1995, both at Paris Descartes University. He has contributed to the medical literature with more than 450 peer –reviewed articles (H-index 86; citations 58855, Google scholar), has written about 200 book chapters, has given more than 400 invited conferences at international scientific meeting.