José A. Morais

MD, FRCP(C), Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lead, Dementia Education Program, McGill University, Co-Director, Quebec Network for Research on Aging

Dr. Morais holds a MD degree from the University of Montreal (1987) and completed a specialty in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at McGill University, Canada. He went on to complete a 3-year Research Fellowship in Nutrition and Metabolism at McGill Nutrition Centre. Since 1996, he is an independent clinician-investigator based at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – Crabtree Nutrition Laboratory, Montreal, Canada. He is Professor of Medicine, McGill University. In 2009, he became Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University, as well as of MUHC and Jewish General Hospital. He was the Founder and first Director of the Centre of Excellence on Aging and Chronic Disease of the RUIS McGill from 2012-2015. Dr. Morais is also Co-Director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging. He is Past President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. His research interest relates to the assessment of protein metabolism and cellular regulation at whole-body and muscle levels and of protein requirements with age, frailty and diabetes using stable isotopes methodology. He is also participating in several studies involving the nutritional assessment of elderly persons with the aim of improving their nutritional status and level of physical function. He holds grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and collaborates in several projects supported by provincial and national agencies. He has more than 100 original publications, most of them in high impact journals in the field of aging, nutrition and metabolism.