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Chief of Staff / Undersecretary for Health regulation

Department of Health


Associate Professor (Seconded to DOH)

College of Medicine

University of the Philippines Manila

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences




Clinical Epidemiology: UP College of Medicine (2013-2016)

Diploma Superior en Salud Publica Internacional (International Public Health):

Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, Madrid, Spain (September to December 2006).


Fellowship Training in Ophthalmic Pathology and Oncology: Spanish National Registry of Ocular Pathology and the Ocular Oncology Unit of the Instituto de Oftalmobiologia Aplicada (IOBA) of the University of Valladolid, Spain. Through a scholarship grant from the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional  (January 1, 1996 to May 1, 1997).


Residency Training in Ophthalmology: Department of Ophthalmology of the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital  (January 1, 1993 to December 31, 1995).  Diplomate in Ophthalmology given by the Philippine Board of Ophthalmology in 1997.


University / Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine (INTARMED) Class 1992.


Secondary School: Philippine Science High School, graduated with an award for academic excellence.



Work Experience


Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director, 2016



Associate Professor 6 (tenured), UPCM DOVS, 1997-present

Section Chief, Ocular Oncology and Pathology


University Researcher II, Philippine Eye Research Institute, UP Manila, 1997-present



Director - Philippine General Hospital, 2010

Accomplished Philhealth accreditation of PGH as a Center of Excellence.


Deputy Director for Administration – Philippine General Hospital, 2007-2009.


 Project Manager / Sentro Manager – Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal (Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional  and PGH Project), November 2004 to June 2006.


 Assistant Secretary- Department of Health, June 2001 to December 2003.


Asst. Secretary for Health Regulation and External Affairs Cluster


Executive Director - Gamot na Mabisa at Abot kaya low cost medicine project.



Researcher and author of several published articles and book chapters.


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