Dr. Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
Dr. Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD is the Robert and Arlene Kogod Professor of Geriatric Medicine and past Chair of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Pignolo received his B.A. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, M.D. and clinical residency in Internal Medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to previously serving as the Chair of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and the Director of the Translation and Pharmacology Program at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, he currently serves as Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program, all at the Mayo Clinic. His research focuses on basic, translational, and clinical aspects of conditions of aging and musculoskeletal disorders, especially rare and common bone diseases, with a focus on cellular senescence and accelerated tissue aging and disease. Dr. Pignolo has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, review articles, book chapters, reports, commentaries, editorials, and articles in alternative media. He is the Program Director or Principal Investigator on 11 industry-, foundation-, and NIH-funded grants, and co-investigator on additional awards.