Mario Barbagallo

Mario Barbagallo


Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Director of the Department of Medicine and of the Internal Medicine and Geriatric Units

Institution: University of Palermo

Country: Italy

Primary Research Interests

Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect 

Mario and his team have translated the ACT Assess & Connect tool into Italian and are in the planning stages of a studying its feasibility in Palermo.

Mario is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Group, which supports the work of the Global Bone Health Initiative through providing independent expert advice, including specific help with the development of the ACT Assess and Connect tool for bone health features. The group is chaired by Professor Finbarr Martin. 


Prof. Mario Barbagallo, MD, PhD, is Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; Director of the Department of Medicine and of the Internal Medicine and Geriatric Units, University Hospital of Palermo; Director Post-graduate program in Geriatrics; President of IAGG-ER (International association of Geriatrics-European Region) for the years 2019-2024. Member of the Superior Council of the Italian Minister of Health. He is included in the list of the Top Italian Scientists ( He worked in Parma and Rome where he obtained the PhD.

He has worked at the Cornell University Medical Center, NY, NY, USA, and as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

He is an expert of clinical, social and biological problems related aging, and to the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases.

He is member of numerous national and international scientific societies and appreciated speaker in Italy and abroad. Author of over 500 publications in national and international scientific journals.