Alessandro Laviano, MD, is associate professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Laviano is Chief, Clinical Nutrition Unit at Sant’Andrea University Hospital in Rome, Italy. Dr. Laviano’s main research interest is the prevention and treatment of disease-associated malnutrition, and particularly cancer anorexia-cachexia. More recently, Dr. Laviano has extended his area of research to include the impact of biological aging in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia, and the development of nutritional strategies to reduce accelerated aging and favour healthy aging.

During the last decade, Dr. Laviano has served in different roles within the central committees of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), and he is currently the Director of the ESPEN LLL programme, as well as Coordinator of the Supervisory Board of the nutritionDay project, and coordinator of the ESPEN Cancer Task Force. Dr. Laviano is currently: Editor in Chief of Nutrition; Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition; Associate Editor of Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. Dr. Laviano has >300 publications in international peer reviewed journals (source: Scopus, accessed June 2023), with a H-index: 62 (source: Scopus, accessed June 2023). Since 2019, Dr. Laviano is listed among the top 2% all-time world scientists in the Stanford-Elsevier ranking list.