Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga LMS, DGM, MSc, FRCP

After graduating from Woodbury high school in 1987 (New Jersey, US) and obtaining his medical degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993), Dr. Vilches-Moraga held training posts within the Northwest deanery which lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. In 2005 he became Consultant Geriatrician and Physician at Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI) in Spain where he developed a broad range of expertise including acute geriatric medicine, heart failure, dementia, delirium and falls. In 2014 Dr. Vilches-Moraga was appointed Consultant Geriatrician and Physician at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust with shared responsibility for the development of a surgical in-reach service within the Trust whilst working in the Comprehensive Older Persons Evaluation zone (Frailty Unit) in the Emergency Assessment Unit and an Acute Geriatric Unit.

He was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 1999, a postgraduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2001, and in 2007 he completed a Master’s degree in Geriatric Medicine (University of Salford, Manchester, UK) with a dissertation entitled “A Disease Management Program for Elderly Heart Failure patients admitted to a Spanish Teaching Hospital”.

Dr. Vilches-Moraga’s principal research interests include Perioperative care in older patients, heart failure in the elderly, falls/syncope prevention and dysphagia. He is local lead for Quality of discharge summaries and POPS Quality Improvement projects. He received research grants from Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria (FIS) and INCITE programs. He has published peer reviewed originals, reviews, chapters in books, case reports, editorials, short communications and abstracts. He evaluates scientific projects and is a reviewer for various academic journals.

His interest in medical training commenced during specialist training when he was appointed Royal College of Physicians associate tutor. He was postgraduate Tutor at CHUVI and currently teaches undergraduate medical students (Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester).

Dr Vilches-Moraga is a faculty member of Middle East Academy of Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and he recently stepped down from the executive board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).