About Marco Pahor
MARCO PAHOR, M.D., is the director of the University of Florida Institute on Aging and the chairman of the department of aging and geriatric research in the UF College of Medicine.
Pahor is an internationally recognized expert on population-based studies, clinical trials and multidisciplinary translational research in the fields of aging, disability and cardiovascular disease.
An experienced geriatrician and epidemiologist, Pahor has an excellent publication record, having authored or co-authored more than 450 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, which have been cited by other researchers more than 5,0000 times. He has an extensive portfolio of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, and is a leader in research and education, serving as director of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and of the faculty mentoring program of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Before coming to UF in 2005, Pahor held a number of positions at Wake Forest University, including director of the Sticht Center on Aging, deputy associate dean of the office of research and head of the section on gerontology and geriatrics. His previous academic appointments were at the University of Tennessee, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Florence, Italy, and the Catholic University in Rome, where he also earned his medical degree and completed residency.
Pahor is on the Physical Exercise Task Force and the Aging Clinical Trials Advisory Panel of the National Institute on Aging. He has served as an editor for a number of academic journals, including Aging, Clinical and Experimental Research, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. He has served on numerous NIH grant and program review panels.