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Professor Roman Romero-Ortuno

Professor In/ Assoc Prof 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 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. On Monday 24th April 2023, he was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin. In 2024, he was elected to the EuGMS Executive Board as Director for Education & Training (2024-2027).
  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
 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)
EuGMS Executive Board, Director for Education & Training 2024 2027
Neuroscience Ireland Council
Research using Big Data from Longitudinal Studies and Clinical Sources in, editor(s)Finbarr C. Martin Tan Maw Pin , The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, 2024, [Silvin Knight, Roman Romero-Ortuno], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Belinda Hernández, Adam H Dyer, Ciaran Finucane, Bernardo Nipoti, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Richard Reilly, Rose Anne Kenny, The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Peripheral and Cerebral Haemodynamic Responses to Active Stand, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Laura Orlandini, Enrica Patrizio, Aisling M O'Halloran, Christine A McGarrigle, Roman Romero Ortuno, Rose Anne Kenny, Marco Proietti, Matteo Cesari, Social vulnerability, frailty and self-perceived health: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), The Journal of Frailty & Aging, 2024, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Teodoro J. Oscanoa, María L. Guevara-Fujita, Ricardo M. Fujita, Maria Y. Muñoz-Paredes, Oscar Acosta, Román Romero-Ortuño, Association between polymorphisms of the VKORC1 and CYP2C9 genes and warfarin maintenance dose in Peruvian patients, British Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chenhui Chenhuichen, Aisling M. O'Halloran, Deirdre Lang, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, The Lived Experience of Frailty: Beyond Classification and Towards a Holistic Understanding of Health, European Geriatric Medicine, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Elena Lionetti, Eoin Duggan, Roman Romero-Ortuno, The SHARE Frailty Instrument for Primary Care was associated with sarcopenia, as measured by bioelectrical impedance, in falls clinic attendees, Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Feng Xue, Silvin P. Knight, Emma Connolly, Aisling M. O"Halloran, Morgana Afonso Shirsath, Louise Newman, Eoin Duggan, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Were Frailty Identification Criteria Created Equal? A Comparative Case Study on Continuous Non-Invasively Collected Neurocardiovascular Signals during an Active Standing Test in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Sensors, 2024, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Lucía Lozano-Vicario, Ángel Javier Muñoz-Vázquez, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Arkaitz Galbete-Jiménez, Joaquín Fernández-Irigoyen, Enrique Santamaría, Bernardo Abel Cedeno-Veloz, Fabricio Zambom-Ferraresi, Barbara C. Van Munster, José Ramón Ortiz-Gómez, Ángel Manuel Hidalgo-Ovejero, Román Romero-Ortuno, Mikel Izquierdo & Nicolás Martínez-Velilla, Association of postoperative delirium with serum and cerebrospinal fluid proteomic profiles: a prospective cohort study in older hip fracture patients, GeroScience, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Chenhuichen, C. and O†Halloran, A.M. and Lang, D. and Kenny, R.A. and Romero-Ortuno, R., The lived experience of frailty: beyond classification and towards a holistic understanding of health, European Geriatric Medicine, 2024, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
J. Oscanoa T, Amado-Tineo J, Matta-Pérez J, Taype-Huamaní W, Carvajal A, Romero-Ortuno R., Ivermectin-Induced Liver Injury Due to Self-Medication in SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Govaresh, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Silvin P. Knight, Jose Refojo, Louise Newman, Rossella Rizzo, Hugh Tinney, Roman Romero-Ortuno, "Dancing with Atoms": A tribute to Sheila Tinney, Research Square, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin Duggan, Glenn Jennings, Ann Monaghan, Lisa Byrne, Feng Xue, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Characterising the Blood Pressure Response to Physical Counterpressure Manoeuvres Using Surface Electromyography in Adults with Long Covid, TechRxiv, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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, Dublin, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, 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,, 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


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Award Date
School Award for Teaching Excellence 2024
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 24 April 2023
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