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Willy Valencia M.D., M.Sc.

Willy Marcos Valencia M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Associate Professor
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  • College of Medicine
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  • Medicine
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Biography

Dr. Valencia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, and Associate Director for the Institute for Healthy Aging.

Dr. Valencia started his work in MUSC in 2021, after serving 8 years as Physician Scientist at the Miami VA Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), with Faculty Appointments at the University of Miami and Florida International University. While at the Miami VA, Dr. Valencia was site PI for multiple collaborative quality improvement projects on exercise, telehealth, frailty and falls, and the GRADE diabetes research study.

Dr. Valencia graduated from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin in Peru in 2002, followed with a 3-year Masters in Science: Medicine degree. Dr. Valencia completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (2006 to 2009), followed by Fellowships in Geriatric Medicine (2010) and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (2012).

Dr. Valencia focuses in endocrine issues in the ageing population, such as obesity, diabetes, osteosarcopenia, and how they connect with geriatric syndromes, such as falls, frailty, polypharmacy, cognitive and functional decline. Dr. Valencia has authored/coauthored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in this field.