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Professor Roman Romero-Ortuno

Associate Professor Consultant (Medical Gerontology)

 


Roman Romero-Ortuno is Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin 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 Interest Group (IFN-IG) of the Irish Gerontological Society. In December 2020, Prof. Ortuno was appointed as Associate Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning (M.D. Studies) in Trinity's School of Medicine. 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.
  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
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Irish Frailty Network for Education, Quality Improvement, Research and Policy
Frailty in, editor(s)Simon Conroy, Chris Carpenter, Jay Banerjee , Silver Book II: Quality care for older people with urgent care needs, London, British Geriatrics Society, 2021, [Andrew Clegg, Kenneth Rockwood, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Conal Cunningham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Being a frail older person at a time of COVID-19 pandemic in, editor(s)Paulo Oliveira and João Malva , AGING: FROM FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGY TO SOCIETAL IMPACT, Elsevier, 2021, [Yaohua Chen, Susanne Röhr, Berenice Maria Werle, Roman Romero-Ortuno], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Frailty in, editor(s)Chan Daniel Yam Yin , Chans Practical Geriatrics 4e, Broookvale, N.S.W., BA Printing Services, 2021, [Roman Romero-Ortuno], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lutz, Sebastian , Exploration of Deep Learning Techniques for Natural Image Matting, Trinity College Dublin.School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2021, E-Thesis, APPROVED  TARA - Full Text
Silvin P. Knight, Louise Newman, John D. O'Connor, James Davis, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno , Associations between neurocardiovascular signal entropy and physical frailty, Entropy, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Romero-Ortuno R, Infection in Dementia and Delirium in Frailty, Nature Aging, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bailey L, Ward M, DiCosimo A, Baunta S, Cunningham C, Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA, Purcell R, Lannon R, McCarroll K, Nee R, Robinson D, Lavan A, Briggs R , Physical and Mental Health of Older People while Cocooning during the COVID-19 Pandemic, QJM, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kieron Connolly, Conal Cunningham, Niamh Murphy, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Frances Horgan, Prevalence of Sarcopenia and Associated Factors in Older Adults Attending a Day Hospital Service in Ireland, European Geriatric Medicine, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Teodoro J. Oscanoa, Xavier Vidal, Eamon Laird, Rawia A. Ghashut, Geert A. Martens, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Severity and Mortality of SARS-COV-2 infection and 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration: a metanalysis, Advances in Respiratory Medicine, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Peter Hartley, James Davis, Silvin P. Knight, Rossella Rizzo, Belinda Hernández, Rose Anne Kenny, Aisling M. O'Halloran, Transitions in frailty phenotype states and components over 8 years: evidence from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2021, 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
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

  

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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