A distinguished physician and gifted medical researcher with 30 years of clinical experience, as well as a prolific communicator and lecturer in both academic and clinical fora. A board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine with board-certified subspecialties in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology, and Nutrition. A University Professor, Dean, and Administrator at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, Speaker, and Author of more than 70 scientific papers. A natural leader, confident and articulate, a productive and prolific lecturer.
Doctor of Medicine
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Graduated Cum Laude – 1986
Bachelor of Science Pre-Medical Course (General Sciences)
Graduated Cum Laude – 1982
Residency Training in Internal Medicine
Jose R. Reyes Mem. Medical Center, 1986-1990
Subspecialty Fellowship in Gastroenterology/Digestive Endoscopy,
University of Santo Tomas Hospital, 1990-1992
Subspecialty Training in Clinical Nutrition
Philippine Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2002-2004
Short-Course Training in Clinical Toxicology/Pharmacology,
University of the Philippines and Philippines General Hospital- 1993-1994
Medical Specialist III (Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology/Clinical Nutrition– Permanent (PT), Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Sept 2000- Present
President – Philippine College of Physicians, Manila Chapter, 2021-present
President – JRRMMC Employees Association
Former Dean/Professor - School of Medicine, St. Paul University Philippines, Jan 2014-Dec 2018.
Former Dean/Professor, School of Medicine, Texila American University, Guyana, South America, Dec 2018-May 2019.
Editorial Board – AS Gastrointestinal Disorders Journal, Dec 2021 - present
Editorial Board – Advanced Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal, April 2017-present
Research Rater and Critical appraiser of high quality research papers for McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System, Canada, 2006-Present
Research Rater and Critical appraiser of high quality research papers for DynaMed online publications, 2012-Present
Faculty - Part-time, Grad. School, (PhD deg.), St. Paul University, 2012-2014 (Topic: Management and Transformational Leadership)
Visiting Consultant - University of Santo Tomas Hospital, 2005-2010
Visiting Consultant - Manila Med (Medical Center Manila), 2008-2012.
Fulltime Faculty - School of Medicine, St. Paul University, 2011 -2014
Unit Head - Dept. of Pharmacology, St. Paul University, 2011-2014
Associate Professor, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, 2007-2011
College of Medicine, Special Modular Lecturer in Gastroenterology
Instructor, University of Santo Tomas, College of Medicine, 1992-1994.
Chairman, Detoxification Center, Jose Reyes Mem. Medical Center, 2000-2004.
Medical Consultant, GetzPharma Inc., Jan. 2003-Dec. 2010
Medical Consultant, MegaWeCare Pharmaceuticals, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2016.
Other Employment and Activities – Numerous other positions, including Chairmanships, Boards of Directors, and Committee Chair, 1992-Present
- Medical Research
- Advanced Teaching, Mentoring, and Training
- Advanced Leadership, Management, and Organization
- Pharmaceutical Consultancy
- Honorary Doctorate of Phil
- Nominated as “One of the Top 100 Leading Physicians-2018”, American Institute of Sciences.
- Cited as one of “Leading Health Professionals of the World in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy 2010” - British Biographical Institutes, Cambridge, England, 2010
- Nominated as “Ambassador to the World in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy”- American Institute of Sciences, 2011
- Young Investigator’s Awardee:
Asia-Pacific Congress of Gastroenterology, Yokohama, Japan, 1996
World Congresses of Gastroenterology, Los Angeles, CA, 1994.
- Most Outstanding Isabelino – Province of Isabela, 2000.
- Most Outstanding Cabagueno – Cabagan, Isabela, 1990.