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Professor Gustavo Duque
Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, GSAF

A recently established Geriatrician in Melbourne, Professor Gustavo Duque attended medical school at the University of Caldas (Colombia). Following medical school he completed an internal medicine residency at Javeriana University in Bogota (Colombia) followed by a two-year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). After completing his fellowship, Prof. Duque completed a PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University with the thesis entitled “Molecular Changes of the Aging Osteoblast”. He also obtained a Macy Scholarship in Medical Education at Harvard University. He then joined the faculty at McGill University Medical School in 2003 as Assistant Professor Geriatric Medicine and as a geriatrician at the Jewish General Hospital and the Jewish Eldercare Nursing Home in Montreal.

In 2007, he moved to Australia to join the faculty at Sydney Medical School Nepean of the University of Sydney (Australia) as Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Ageing Bone Research Program. In 2012 he was promoted to the position of Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) at the University of Sydney.  In 2015, Professor Duque moved to Melbourne to assume a new position as Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) at the University of Melbourne and Western Health

His research focuses on the identification of the mechanisms causing osteoporosis, falls and frailty in older persons as well as the prevention of osteoporotic fractures and disability in this population. His Research Program has developed collaborations with major academic institutions worldwide. He is currently funded by major agencies in Australia. He has published extensively on the biology of aging bone and muscle and on the effect of vitamin D on bone formation. Additionally, he has pursued several clinical studies on vitamin D deficiency, nutrition and falls prevention in older adults. Prof. Duque has multiple publications in the areas of osteoporosis, falls, vitamin D, sarcopenia, frailty and Geriatrics Education. He has also edited four major textbooks in the fields of ageing and musculoskeletal research.

Prof. Duque has served as a member of several peer-review panels at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Quebec Health Research Funds and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). He has been invited as ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals in the field of bone research and Geriatric Medicine.

Since 2015, Prof. Duque is attending staff at the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Western Health where he implemented the Falls and Fractures prevention clinic, a worldwide recognized project.

Prof. Duque also practices general Geriatric Medicine at his private rooms  located in the heart of Melbourne (Suite 1410, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004).

For an udated list of Prof. Duque's publications, please click here

Professor Gustavo Duque - Geriatrician

Suite 1410, 1 Queens Road

Melbourne, VIC 3004

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