Marco Inzitari, MD, PhD, specialist in geriatrics, was trained in aging and epidemiological research at the Universities of Florence, Italy, and of University of Pittsburgh, USA. He serves as the Direc-tor of Healthcare, Research and Teaching of Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili, as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and as the PI of the RE-FiT Barcelona (Re-search on Aging, Frailty and Transitions in Barcelona) research group of Vall d’Hebrón Institute of Research (VHIR). He is the current President of the Catalan Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Dr. Inzitari authored more than 50 international publications on frailty, cognitive and physical function in the elderly, and on care models and organization for older and chronic patients, and is the PI of 3 ongoing publicly funded research projects on these topics. He is member of the editorial board of “The Frailty and Aging Journal”, and has served as an expert advisor for EU-funded research projects and for different other projects funded by non-lucrative international institutions (including the Government of Canada and the Inter-American Development Bank).
Dr. Inzitari serves as an expert advisor of the Plan for integrated health and social care (PIAISS) of the Catalan Government., and of the Clinical Management Section of the Catalan Society for Healthcare Management. Moreover, he is the co-leader of the Special Interest Group on Intermediate Care at the International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), and is an advisor of AdSalutem Institute for Healthy Sleep.