Cesari, Matteo

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD

IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Milan, Italy

Member: Research Management Committee (former member International Scientific Advisory Committee)

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the Università di Milano and Head of the Geriatric Unit at the IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri (Milan, Italy). He completed the School of Medicine and the Geriatric Fellowship at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Rome, Italy). At the same institution, he also completed a PhD course on “Preventive Medicine in the Elderly”. Before his current appointment, Dr. Cesari previously worked at the Wake Forest University (Winston Salem, NC, USA), at the University of Florida-Institute on Aging (Gainesville, FL, USA), and at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse (Toulouse, France).

His research activities are focused on the frailty condition and strategies aimed at preventing the disabling cascade. Dr. Cesari’s scientific projects have been funded by public agencies (including the US National Institute on Aging, the French Agence Nationale de Recherche, and the Italian Ministry of Health) as well as private institutions (e.g., the Swiss Bridge Foundation).

Dr. Cesari has currently published more than 460 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 21 book chapters, and numerous other publications; more than 200 abstracts of him have been accepted at National and International meetings. Overall, the current Dr. Cesari’s h-index is 72. He is listed by Clarivate Analytics among the worldwide Highly Cited Researchers (http://highlycited.com).

Dr. Cesari is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Frailty & Aging, and Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association [JAMDA]. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals (including and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging [JNHA], and Aging Medicine). He is the coordinator of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Special Interest Group on “Frailty and resilience in older persons”.

Dr. Cesari actively collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the themes of healthy ageing and integrated care for older persons. In this context, he has contributed to the preparation and finalization of WHO recommendations on Healthy Ageing (http://www.who.int/ageing/events/world-report-2015-launch/en/) and Integrated Care for Older People (http://www.who.int/ageing/health-systems/integrated-care/en/). He is member of the WHO Clinical Consortium on Healthy Ageing.