Conjoint Professor

Professor Peter Smerdely

Medicine & Health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Research Interests:
Frailty associated problems in the elderly are a cause of morbidity and burden to the individual, their carer and society. Interventions such as exercise are of benefit. Work with the delivery of exercise programs in the elderly is underway. Collaberative research programs are being undertaken for this.Similarly, osteoporosis is a problem in elderly people. Studies in the prevention and treatment are being undertaken.

Broad Research Areas:
Ageing, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Bone, Health Services Management

Qualifications:
MB BS MPH UNSW, PhD Syd, FRACP

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Endocrine Society of Australia, Australian Diabetes Society, Fertility Society of Australia, Australian Society of Geriatric Medicine, Australian Association of Gerontology, Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society, The Endocrine Society (of America), American Society of Bone & Mineral Research

Specific Research Keywords:
Exercise, Osteoporosis, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Phone
02 9113 2183
Location
St George Hospital Kogarah

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