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Pálmi V. Jónsson, MD, FACP, FRCP L
Professor and Chief of Geriatrics


Pálmi is Chief of Geriatrics at Landspítali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland and Professor of Geriatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland. A graduate from the Harvard Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine he has lived and worked in his native country, Iceland, from 1989. During early years he studied cardiovascular function and falls and introduced a framework for decision making at end of life to Iceland and worked on nursing home pre-admission assessment.

Pálmi is on the executive committee of the AGES study, a large epidemiological study on aging, a collaborative project between the Icelandic Heart Association and National Institute of Aging. Pálmi is on the clinical team working with DeCode genetics on the genetics of Alzheimer´s disease and longevity. Pálmi sat on the Board of interRAI as a secretary for a number of years and has implemented various types of the interRAI tools into practice in Iceland. Recently, Pálmi joined the Board of the Middle Eastern Academy for Medicine on Aging. Pálmi has published more than 200 research papers and book chapters on geriatric and gerontological issues and was the scientist of the year in 2015 at the University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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