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Gustavo Duque

Chair Of Medicine (Western Health)
Medicine, Western Health
Musculoskeletal Ageing
science & technology
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Gustavo Duque

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Geriatric Medicine
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Gustavo Duque


Professor Gustavo Duque is a world leader in ageing and musculoskeletal research. Prof. Duque 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. Between 2003 and November 2007, he joined the faculty at McGill University Medical School as a member of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and as Researcher at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. In November 2007, he moved to Australia to join the Faculty as Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Musculoskeletal Ageing Research Program at Sydney Medical School Nepean -University of Sydney. In 2012, he was promoted to Professor of 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 at the University of Melbourne.
Prof. Duque's major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms of 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. As Director of the Fracture Prevention Program at Western Health, he has implemented a Falls and Fractures Clinic, where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner, and a Fracture Liaison Service linking his innovative programs with GPs in the community.• He has served as a member of several peer-review panels in major funding agencies in Canada (FRSQ and CIHR) and Australia (NHMRC) and reviews grants for 28 research Foundations. Member of the ASBMR-Membership Development Committee (2011-14) and Publications Committee (2007-10); member of the ANZBMS Program and Professional Development Committees (2010-11 and 2016-17); member of the GTE Committee of the ANZSGM since 2017. Member of the Council of the Adult Medical Division of the RACP since 2017. In January 2018, he started his tenure as Associate Editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, the second most important journal in the geriatrics field. His peers have recognised his research achievements with the Kaufman Award from the Canadian Geriatrics Society in 1998, the New Investigator Award from the AGS in 1999, the Young Investigator Award from the ASBMR in 2003 and the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2005. In 2013, he was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Professor Philip Sambrook Award from the Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) for his leadership in bone research. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


GSAF - Gerontological Society of America Fellow


FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians






Australian New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine


Australia New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society


Gerontological Society of America


American Society for Bone and Mineral Research


American Geriatrics Society


PhD in Experimental Medicine

McGill University

Macy Scholar in Medical Education

Harvard University

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

McGill University

Internal Medicine Residency

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota

Medical Doctor

University of Caldas