Dr. Gustavo Duque MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA

  • Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne and Western Health

Email: gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au

“My research program focuses on the interaction between aging and the musculoskeletal system and the identification of the mechanisms of osteosarcopenia and frailty aiming to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these catastrophic conditions.”

Professor Gustavo Duque MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA is a geriatrician and a clinical and biomedical researcher with special interest in the mechanisms and treatment of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty in older persons. His initial training included Internal Medicine at Javeriana University (Colombia) and Geriatric Medicine, which he completed at McGill University in Montreal (Canada). Subsequently, he obtained his PhD at McGill University in 2003 with a thesis entitled ‘Molecular Changes of the Aging Osteoblast’ under the supervision of Dr. Richard Kremer.

Professor Duque’s major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms and potential new treatments for age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty. He is also looking at the effect of vitamin D, exercise and proteins on bone and muscle mass. He is currently Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) at the University of Melbourne and Western Health. He is also Director of the Fracture Care and Prevention Program at Western Health (Melbourne). As part of this Program, Prof. Duque implemented a Falls and Fractures clinic at Sunshine Hospital where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner.

PUBLICATIONS – https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8126-0637