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Prof Roman Romero-Ortuno

Associate Professor Consultant (Medical Gerontology)


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. Prof. Ortuno is a Faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) where he brings clinical and academic experience in frailty, dementia, delirium and comprehensive geriatric assessment. He also 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.
  Frailty & Resilience   Gerontology and geriatrics
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Hartley P, Costello P, Fenner R, Gibbins N, Quinn E, Kuhn I, Keevil VL, Romero-Ortuno R, Change in skeletal muscle associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis, PLOS One, 2019, Notes: [in press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Lyons A, Romero-Ortuno R, Hartley P, Functional Mobility Trajectories of Hospitalized Older Adults Admitted to the Acute Geriatric Wards: A Retrospective Observational Study in an English University Hospital, Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 2019, Notes: [in press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Martin F, Romero-Ortuno R, Longitudinal studies of ageing: from insights to impacts: Commentary to accompany themed collection on longitudinal studies, Age and Ageing, 2019, Notes: [in press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Pickard S, Lloyd L, Vanhoutte B, Danely J, Leon-Salas J, Laceulle H, Cluley V, Romero-Ortuno R, New Horizons in Frailty: the contingent, the existential and the clinical, Age and Ageing, 2019, Notes: [in press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Connell, M.D. and Savva, G.M. and Finucane, C. and Romero-Ortuno, R. and Fan, C.W. and Kenny, R.A., Impairments in Hemodynamic Responses to Orthostasis Associated with Frailty: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66, (9), 2018, p1475-1483 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Travers J., Romero-Ortuno R., Bailey J., Cooney M.T., Delaying and reversing frailty: a systematic review of primary care interventions, British Journal of General Practice, 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Alabaf Sabbaghi S, De Souza D, Sarikonda P, Keevil VL, Wallis SJ, Romero-Ortuno R, Allocating patients to geriatric medicine wards in a tertiary university hospital in England: A service evaluation of the Specialist Advice for the Frail Elderly (SAFE) team, Aging Medicine, 2018, p1 - 5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Keevil VL, Martin GJ, Biram R, Wallis S, Romero-Ortuno R, Care home residents admitted to hospital through the emergency pathway: characteristics and associations with inpatient mortality, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 48, 2018, p202 - 209, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Weichert I, Romero-Ortuno R, Tolonen J, Soe T, Lebus C, Choudhury S, Nadarajah CV, NAnayakkara P, Orru M, Di Somma S, Anticholinergic medications in patients admitted with cognitive impairment and falls (AMiCI). The impact of hospital admission on anticholinergic cognitive medication burden. Results of a multi centre observational study, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 43, (5), 2018, p682 - 694, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Romero-Ortuno R, Forsyth DR, Frailty, the determinants of health and the new evidence base, Aging Medicine, 2018, p1 - 2, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Count of Cartagena Award of the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain 2017
First Prize of the Catalan Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology 2016
British Geriatrics Society Rising Star Award 2015
Elizabeth Brown Prize of the British Geriatrics Society 2010
Trainee Prize, Royal Society of Medicine (Geriatrics and Gerontology Section) 2008
Presidential Medal of the Irish Gerontological Society 2008
Loch Exhibition, University of London 2003
Titmuss Examination Prize (Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science) 2003