Ligia Dominguez

Ligia Dominguez


Institution: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Primary Research Interests

Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect 

Under the supervision of Mario Barbagallo, Ligia has assisted in the Italian translation of the ACT Assess & Connect tool and in the planning of a feasibility study in Palermo.


Prof. Ligia J. Dominguez, MD, is Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; she was born in Colombia where she graduated in medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the “Universidad del Rosario” in Bogota. She then joined the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Hypertension at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) carrying out basic and clinical research, and completing the specialization in Endocrinology. She moved to Italy in 1996, continuing her clinical and research interests in the fields of diabetes and its complications, nutrition, and bone and mineral metabolism, in relation to aging. Dr. Dominguez is currently a full professor at the Kore University of Enna (Italy), where she teaches in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and in the Postgraduate School of Geriatrics at the University of Palermo (Italy). She has authored over 300 publications in peer reviewed national and international scientific journals and has been invited as speaker at national and international meetings.