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Professor Roman Romero-Ortuno

Associate Professor Consultant (Medical Gerontology)

 


Roman Romero-Ortuno is Professor in Medical Gerontology in the School of Medicine and 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 Faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) where he brings clinical and academic expertise in frailty, dementia, delirium and comprehensive geriatric assessment. He co-chairs the Frailty and Resilience working group of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and the Irish Frailty Network (IFN) of the Irish Gerontological Society. He is Board Member of the Geriatric Medicine Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). His research contributions in the area of frailty have been recognised with the 2015 British Geriatrics Society Rising Star Award, the 2017 Count of Cartagena Award from the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain and the 2018 President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award. In December 2020, Prof. Ortuno was appointed as Associate Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning (M.D. Studies); and in August 2022, he was elected Head of the Discipline of Medical Gerontology in Trinity's School of Medicine (2022-2025). On the 1st October 2022, Prof. Ortuno was promoted to the grade of Professor In Medical Gerontology.
  Frailty & Resilience   Gerontology and geriatrics
 FRAILMatics: Mathematical research and big data analytics towards the development of the next generation of transdisciplinary diagnostics for the assessment of physiological vulnerability in older adults: challenge-based disruptive technology initiative
 Technology Assisted Solutions for the Recognition of Objective Physiological Indicators of post-COVID-19 Fatigue (TROPIC Study)
 FRAIL-INNATE Pilot Study: Investigating the Impact of Frailty on Innate Immune Responses
 NUTRI-AGE: NOVEL DIETARY COMPONENTS IN HEALTHY AGEING
 Neurocardiovascular instability as a risk factor for progression of Age-related Macular degeneration

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Irish Gerontological Society
Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Irish Frailty Network for Education, Quality Improvement, Research and Policy
UEMS -Geriatric Medicine section (European Union of Medical Specialists)
Neuroscience Ireland Council
JRC Davis, R Boyle, SP Knight, R Romero-Ortuño, RG Zúñiga, GRIP STRENGTH, ONLY A PHYSICAL TASK? ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN RESTING-STATE BRAIN CONNECTIVITY AND GRIP STRENGTH, Age and Ageing, Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022: New Frontiers in Gerontology, 2022, 51, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
F Kennedy, R Romero-Ortuno, C Ní Cheallaigh, S Doyle, J Broderick, A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO EXPLORE THE ROLE OF EXERCISE AND PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION TO TARGET FRAILTY IN PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, Age and Ageing, 69th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022, Cavan, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
SP Knight, J Davis, E Duggan, RA Kenny, R Romero-Ortuno, ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN CARDIOVASCULAR SIGNAL ENTROPY AND FUTURE FALLS, SYNCOPE, AND FEAR OF FALLING, Age and Ageing, Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022: New Frontiers in Gerontology, 2022, 51, (Supplement_3), 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
C Murphy, E Duggan, S Knight, J Davis, RG Zuniga, E Connolly, RA Kenny, S McCarthy, R Romero-Ortuno, RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM CAROTENOID CONCENTRATIONS AND FRAILTY, PROBABLE SARCOPENIA, AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN THE IRISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGEING (TILDA), Age and Ageing, Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022: New Frontiers in Gerontology, 2022, 51, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
E Duggan, CH Murphy, SP Knight, JRC Davis, AM O'Halloran, RA Kenny, R Romero-Ortuno, INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROBABLE SARCOPENIA AND ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION: FINDINGS FROM THE IRISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGEING, Age and Ageing, Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2022: New Frontiers in Gerontology, 2022, 51, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Andreas E. Stuck, Tahir Masud, The giants of education in geriatric medicine and gerontology, Age and Ageing, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Peter Hartley, Ann Monaghan, Orna A. Donoghue, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Exploring bi-directional temporal associations between timed-up-and-go and cognitive domains in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chen Y, Almirall-Sanchez A, Mockler D, Adrion E, Dominguez-Vivero C, Romero-Ortuno R, Hospital-associated deconditioning: not only physical, but also cognitive, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Patrick O'Donoghue, Aisling M. O'Halloran, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno , Do The Frail Experience More Adverse Events From Intensive Blood Pressure Control? A 2-Year Prospective Study In The Irish Longitudinal Study On Ageing (TILDA), Lancet e-Clinical Medicine, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ann Monaghan, Glenn Jennings, Feng Xue, Lisa Byrne, Eoin Duggan and Roman Romero-Ortuno, Orthostatic intolerance in adults reporting long COVID symptoms was not associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Frontiers in Physiology-Autonomic Neuroscience, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Ann Monaghan, Nollaig Bourke, Aisling O'Halloran, Mark Ward, Feng Xue, Glenn Jennings, Rose Anne Kenny and Roman Romero-Ortuno, New self-reported exhaustion during the COVID-19 Pandemic, TILDA Report, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
Aisling O'Halloran, Roman Romero-Ortuno, How can frailty impact access to health and social care services?, HRB Open Research Blog, November, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
Oscanoa TJ, Vidal X, Carvajal A, Romero-Ortuno R, Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a meta-analysis, Research Square (Preprint), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Aisling O'Halloran, Christine McGarrigle, Siobhan Scarlett, Lorna Roe, Roman Romero-Ortuno and Rose Anne Kenny, TILDA Report on Population Estimates of Physical Frailty in Ireland to Inform Demographics for Over 50s in Ireland during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Trinity College Dublin, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Peter May, Minjuan Wang, Siobhan Scarlett, Ann Hever, Rose Anne Kenny, TILDA Nursing Home Data: A short report to inform COVID-19 responses for our most vulnerable, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Romero-Ortuño R and Kennelly SP, COVID-19 deaths in Irish Nursing Homes: exploring variation and association with the adherence to national regulatory quality standards, LTCcovid.org, International Long-Term Care Policy Network,, CPEC-LSE, June, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Aisling O'Halloran, Christine McGarrigle, Siobhán Scarlett, Lorna Roe, Mary O'Shea, Roman Romero-Ortuno and Rose Anne Kenny, Living with Frailty in Ireland 2018, TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Peter May, Minjuan Wang, Siobhán Scarlett, Ann Hever and Rose Anne Kenny, TILDA Participants in Nursing Homes, TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Master in Arts (jure officii), Trinity College Dublin 2022
President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award 2018
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