Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes - Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran - Head of department

Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran

Head of department

Tlalpan, DF | Mexico

Main Specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Additional Specialties: Geriatrics

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Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes - Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran - Head of department

Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes

Introduction

He obtained his Medical Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (National Autonomous University of Mexico) receiving the “Gabino Barreda” Medal for excellence in academic performance. He finished his training in internal medicine and geriatric medicine at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán” (National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán”). He holds a Master of Science degree in Geriatrics from Sherbrooke University (Quebec, Canada) and a Doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France). He has performed different clinical and research rotations at various centers and has worked as a physician for non-governmental organizations.

For his academic duties, he teaches geriatric medicine to both undergraduate and graduate students. He holds a position as professor and academic mentor in the Master’s and Doctorate in Medical Sciences Programs at the UNAM. He is the current Director of the Geriatric Medicine Service at our institution. He has supervised and mentored several students in completing their thesis to obtain a medical, specialty, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Several national and international meetings have hosted his talks. His main research interest is frailty in the older adult.

He is a member of different medical societies such as the Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adulto Mayor (Latin-American Academy of Medicine for the Older Adult), the Colegio Nacional de Medicina Geriátrica (National College of Geriatric Medicine), and the Academia National de Medicina de Mexico (National Academy of Medicine of Mexico).

Dr. Ávila Funes has authored and co-authored several chapters in specialized books as well as scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals of geriatric medicine and elder care with high impact factor. He belongs to the Sistema Institucional de Investigadores (Institutional System of Researchers) and the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers).

Primary Affiliation: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran - Tlalpan, DF , Mexico

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Education

Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Université de Bordeaux
PhD
Medicine
Sep 2004 - Aug 2006
Université de Sherbrooke
MSc
Medicine
Mar 2002 - Feb 2004
Consorcio Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Geriatrics
Medicine
Mar 1998 - Feb 2002
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Internal Medicine
Medicine
Jan 1992 - Jan 1997
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
MD
Medicine

Experience

May 2006 - Jan 2009
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran
Geriatrician
Geriatrics
Feb 2009
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran
Head of department
Geriatrics

Publications

43Publications

421Reads

117Profile Views

Validity and Reliability of the Spanish Version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) for the Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Mexico.

Rev Colomb Psiquiatr 2018 Oct - Dec;47(4):237-243. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

Departamento de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Ciudad de México, México; Centre de recherche INSERM, Burdeos, Francia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcp.2017.05.003DOI Listing
December 2018
30 Reads

Disability, quality of life and all-cause mortality in older Mexican adults: association with multimorbidity and frailty.

BMC Geriatr 2018 Oct 4;18(1):236. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

National Institute of Public Health, Avenida Universidad #655, Colonia Santa María Ahuacatitlán, ZC, 62100, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

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https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0928-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172837PMC
October 2018
3 Reads
2.000 Impact Factor

Cancer and aging in Ibero-America.

Clin Transl Oncol 2018 Sep 12;20(9):1117-1126. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Department of Geriatrics, Cancer Care in the Elderly Clinic, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, Sección XVI, Tlalpan, CDMX, 14080, Mexico City, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12094-018-1844-1DOI Listing
September 2018
2 Reads
1.600 Impact Factor

Correlates of depressive symptoms among older adults living with HIV.

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2018 Jun 13. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, UMR 1219, Univ. Bordeaux, Inserm, Bordeaux, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.4922DOI Listing
June 2018
21 Reads
2.866 Impact Factor

Association Between Frailty and HIV-Associated Neurodegenerative Disorders Among Older Adults Living with HIV.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2018 May 13;34(5):449-455. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

1 Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán , Mexico City, Mexico .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/AID.2017.0100DOI Listing
May 2018
12 Reads
2.325 Impact Factor

Neuroimaging Characteristics of Small-Vessel Disease in Older Adults with Normal Cognition, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer Disease.

Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis Extra 2018 May-Aug;8(2):199-206. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Neurology, Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000488705DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6006607PMC
May 2018
9 Reads

Neurologic manifestations of elderly patients with cancer.

Aging Clin Exp Res 2018 Apr 27. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Geriatric Unit, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, Tlalpan, 14080, Ciudad de México, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40520-018-0961-6DOI Listing
April 2018
3 Reads
1.138 Impact Factor

Frailty Is not Associated with Mistreatment.

J Frailty Aging 2017 ;6(4):202-205

José Alberto ÁVILA-FUNES M.D., PhD. Instituto Nacional de Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Vasco de Quiroga 15. Colonia Belisario Domínguez Sección XVI. Delegación Tlalpan. C.P. 14080, Mexico City, Mexico; Phone number: + 52 (55) 5487 0900, 5703.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2017.29DOI Listing
April 2018
2 Reads

Association of Gait Speed, Psychomotor Speed, and Dementia.

J Alzheimers Dis 2017 ;60(2):585-592

Centre Hospitalier de Villeneuve/lot, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-170267DOI Listing
April 2018
8 Reads
4.151 Impact Factor

Cognitive impairment among older adults living with HIV/AIDS and frailty.

Gac Med Mex 2017;153(5):598-607

Servicio de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Ciudad de México, México.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.24875/GMM.17002875DOI Listing
March 2018
8 Reads
0.191 Impact Factor

Geriatric Syndromes and Not Cardiovascular Risk Factors are Associated with Cognitive Impairment among Mexican Community-Dwelling Elderly with Type 2 Diabetes.

Rev Invest Clin 2017 May-Jun;69(3):166-172

Geriatrics Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico.

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March 2018
16 Reads

Association between high serum estradiol levels and delirium among hospitalized elderly women.

Rev Invest Clin 2015 Jan-Feb;67(1):20-4

Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México D.F., Mexico.

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January 2018
5 Reads

[Fragility is not associated with a low frequency of vaccination in older adults].

Salud Publica Mex 2017 Jul-Aug;59(4):493

Servicio de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Ciudad de México, México.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/8394DOI Listing
December 2017
4 Reads

Are frailty components associated with disability in specific activities of daily living in community-dwelling older adults? A multicenter Canadian study.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2017 Nov 2;73:187-194. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

Research Center on Aging, Canada; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.027DOI Listing
November 2017
21 Reads
1.525 Impact Factor

Correlates of subjective transportation deficiency among older adults attending outpatient clinics in a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City.

Geriatr Gerontol Int 2017 Nov 11;17(11):1893-1898. Epub 2017 Feb 11.

Department of Geriatrics, National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán", Mexico City, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ggi.12987DOI Listing
November 2017
8 Reads

Do Individual and Geographical Deprivation Have the Same Impact on the Risk of Dementia? A 25-Year Follow-up Study.

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2017 10 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Inserm, Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, team Psychoepidemiology of aging and chronic diseases, University of Bordeaux, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx130DOI Listing
October 2017
14 Reads
3.213 Impact Factor

Comparing the predictive value of three definitions of frailty: Results from the Three-City study.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2017 Sep 17;72:153-163. Epub 2017 Jun 17.

Centre de recherche Inserm, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, U 1219, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.06.005DOI Listing
September 2017
22 Reads
1.525 Impact Factor

Global geriatric oncology: Achievements and challenges.

J Geriatr Oncol 2017 Sep 20;8(5):374-386. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2017.06.001DOI Listing
September 2017
23 Reads
1.146 Impact Factor

Clinical and Demographic Predictors of Conversion to Dementia in Mexican Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Rev Invest Clin 2017 Jan-Feb;69(1):33-39

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, School of Medicine, Torreón Unit, Torreón Coahuila, Mexico.

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September 2017
15 Reads

Successful Aging, a New Challenge for Developing Countries: The Coyoacán Cohort.

J Nutr Health Aging 2017 ;21(2):215-219

José Alberto Ávila-Funes. Department of Geriatrics. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Vasco de Quiroga 15. Colonia Belisario Domínguez Sección XVI. CP 14080; Tlalpan, Phone: + 52 (55) 54 87 09 00, 5703. E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12603-016-0728-8DOI Listing
August 2017
2 Reads
2.996 Impact Factor

Sarcopenia Is Associated With Physical and Mental Components of Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2017 Jul 23;18(7):636.e1-636.e5. Epub 2017 May 23.

National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.04.005DOI Listing
July 2017
13 Reads
4.939 Impact Factor

The association between social support and cognitive function in Mexican adults aged 50 and older.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2017 Jan - Feb;68:113-118. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

American British Cowdray Medical Center, Sur 136 116, Álvaro Obregón, 01120 Ciudad de México, D.F. Mexico City, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2016.10.005DOI Listing
June 2017
7 Reads
1.525 Impact Factor

Frailty in elderly: a brief review.

Geriatr Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil 2017 Jun;15(2):127-137

Inserm U1219, Bordeaux, France, Isped, Université de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/pnv.2017.0670DOI Listing
June 2017
15 Reads

Preface.

Rev Invest Clin 2016 Jan-Feb;68(1):5-6

Nutrition Genetics Unit, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, Mexico.

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January 2017
8 Reads

Frailty prevalence and associated factors in the Mexican health and aging study: A comparison of the frailty index and the phenotype.

Exp Gerontol 2016 06 29;79:55-60. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Geriatric Epidemiology Unit, Research Department, Instituto Nacional de Geriatría, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2016.03.016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5497729PMC
June 2016
12 Reads
3.485 Impact Factor

[Diabetes and changes in functional status of the elderly: a reality?].

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):318-22

Centre de Santé et des Services Sociaux-Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canadá.

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February 2011
6 Reads

[Diabetes mellitus and the syndrome of frailty in the elderly].

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):327-32

Clínica de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, México, DF.

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February 2011
3 Reads

[Diabetes and old age].

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):302-4

Clínica de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, México, DF.

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February 2011
4 Reads

[Pharmacological treatment of diabetes in the elderly].

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):357-65

Clínica de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, DF México.

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February 2011
2 Reads

The metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):343-9

Departamento de Geriatria, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, México, DF.

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February 2011
9 Reads

[Specific needs in the care of elderly with diabetes mellitus].

Rev Invest Clin 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):323-6

Centre de Santé et des Services Sociaux, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canadá.

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February 2011
1 Read

[Unexpected admission to the intensive care unit following ambulatory surgical procedures].

Rev Invest Clin 2008 May-Jun;60(3):188-96

Departamento de Anestesiología, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, D.F.

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December 2008
2 Reads

[Frailty, an enigmatic and controversial concept in geriatrics. The biological perspective].

Gac Med Mex 2008 May-Jun;144(3):255-62

Clinica de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México D.F., México.

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October 2008
4 Reads
0.191 Impact Factor

[Depression: clinical features and consequences among the elderly].

Gac Med Mex 2007 Mar-Apr;143(2):141-8

Clínica de Geriatría del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, D.F., México.

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July 2007
3 Reads
0.191 Impact Factor

[Comments to the manuscript: Does cranberry juice have bacteriostatic activity?].

Rev Invest Clin 2005 Nov-Dec;57(6):822; author reply 823-4

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August 2006
2 Reads

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the elderly.

Rev Invest Clin 2005 Sep-Oct;57(5):666-70

Departments of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, Mexico City.

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April 2006
4 Reads

Validity of height and weight self-report in Mexican adults: results from the national health and aging study.

J Nutr Health Aging 2004 ;8(5):355-61

Clinic of Geriatrics. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico.

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May 2005
2 Reads
2.996 Impact Factor

[What is it behind Alzheimer's disease? A pathophysiology review].

Rev Invest Clin 2004 May-Jun;56(3):375-81

Clínica de Geriatría, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, DF.

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March 2005
2 Reads

[The benefits of doing excercise in the elderly].

Gac Med Mex 2004 Jul-Aug;140(4):431-6

Departamento de Geriatría del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Tlalpan, México, DF.

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November 2004
2 Reads
0.191 Impact Factor

[Guillain-Barre syndrome: etiology and pathogenesis].

Rev Invest Clin 2002 Jul-Aug;54(4):357-63

Departamento de Medicina Interna, del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga # 15, Col. Sección XVI Tialpan, México, D.F., 14080.

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January 2003
28 Reads

Top co-authors

Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes
Jose Alberto Ávila-Funes

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran

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Sara Aguilar-Navarro
Sara Aguilar-Navarro

Université de Sherbrooke

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Jean-Francois Dartigues
Jean-Francois Dartigues

Victor Segalen University

5
Maturin Tabue-Teguo
Maturin Tabue-Teguo

France; Centre Hospitalier Villeneuve-sur-Lot

3