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Roman Romero-Ortuno, Lic Med, MSc, PhD, MRCP(UK).

Associate Professor at GBHI
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN /MERCER’S INSTITUTE FOR SUCCESSFUL AGEING, ST JAMES’S HOSPITAL, DUBLIN, IRELAND

roman.romero-ortuno@gbhi.org
Field of Employment: Associate Professor/Consultant Physician
Key areas: Geriatric Medicine, frailty, dementia, delirium, health services, social policy.

Roman Romero-Ortuno is an Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and a Consultant Physician in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. He brings to GBHI clinical experience in frailty, dementia, delirium and comprehensive geriatric assessment; and he has research experience in frailty, neurocardiovascular instability and health services research. Ortuno aims to improve the operationalization of frailty in older adults and to explore the complex interactions between frailty and cognition, and discover ways through which improving frailty in older adults could help reduce the scale and impact of dementia in ageing populations.

Ortuno’s clinical work is based at the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing in St James’s Hospital, where he supports the delivery of multidisciplinary ambulatory care pathways for older people. His academic credentials include a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in the area of frailty (2011) and an MSc in European Social Policy (2003) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Ortuno works closely with The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA). His research contributions in the area of frailty have been recognised with the 2015 British Geriatrics Society Rising Star Award and the 2017 Count of Cartagena Award from the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain.

Improving frailty in older adults can reduce the scale and impact of dementia in ageing populations.

At GBHI he provides facilitation and support to the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and helps develop and deliver the training curriculum.

Bio: Roman Romero-Ortuno is an Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and a Consultant Physician in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. In 2002, he graduated from University of Barcelona with a degree in medicine, and in 2003 he completed an MSc in European Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a music degree from the Conservatory of Barcelona. His basic postgraduate medical training took place in Manchester and London and his higher medical training in Geriatric and General (Internal) Medicine was completed in Dublin. Between 2014 and 2018 he worked as a Consultant Geriatrician in Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and during that time he held an Honorary Visiting Fellowship to the Clinical Gerontology Unit of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge.

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