Advisory Group
NAB - Nutrition Advisory Board
Languages
Portugese
Spanish
Universities
Universidad NUR - Docente Posgrado
Degree(s)
Medical Doctor
Professional Association Memberships
COMLAT - IAGS - Council Member for Bolivia
Sociedad Boliviana de Geriatria y Gerontología
Sociedad Cruceña de Medicina Interna
Sociedad Boliviana de Medicina Interna
Tribunal de Etica Colegio Médico de Bolivia
Special Focus
Behavior Change
Brain Health
Cardiovascular Health
General Nutrition
Bio

Felipe Melgar, M.D., has been a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board since 2011.

Melgar is in geriatric medicine. He graduated, as a doctor, from the University of the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Vitoria Brazil, in 1992. He received his specialty in Geriatrics and Gerontology from Hospital de Clinicas de la Universidad de Sao Paulo Brazil, the Brazilian Medical Association, the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerontology Bolivian Society and the Colegio Medico de Bolivia.

Melgar has served as a professor of graduate Geriatrics and Gerontology at Nur University of Bolivia, since 2005. He is an Honorary President of the Bolivian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, since 2013. He has given more than one-hundred lectures on topics related to aging and elder care in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Melgar is the founder and first editor of the internal medicine publication "Revista de la Sociedad Cruceña de Medicina Interna." He is coeditor and author of the book "Geriatría y Gerontología para el médico internista" along with 41 Latin American authors from 17 different countries. He is also the director of a home care and palliative care program for elderly with disabilities, since 1999, and director of the Center for Complementary Medicine, since 2012.

Hobbies

Philately and run

Fun Fact
Speaker in congresses of internal medicine and geriatrics in all SAM and CAM.