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Reynaldo O. Joson

BS Premed ’69, MD ’74, MHA ’91, MHPEd ’93, MS Surg ‘97







Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson is a doctor of medicine who has continuously strived for WHOLISM and EXCELLENCE in his chosen profession since his graduation in 1974 from the UP College of Medicine.  He is a WHOLISTIC physician in that he is a physician-clinician, physician-community-health-problem-solver, physician-teacher-learner, physician-researcher, and physician-administrator, rolled into one person, as evidenced by his formal training and regular practices during the past decade.  He is also a WHOLISTIC physician in that he caters both to the physical and psychological needs of his patients as evidenced by his Cancer Crusaders Club of 15 years giving psychosocial therapy to cancer patients.


Aside from WHOLISM, he also strived for EXCELLENCE in his various roles as a physician.  He is a practicing general and cancer surgeon with a degree of Master of Science in Surgery (1997).  He is a practicing physician-administrator, presently the Chairperson of the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (since 2001) and Assistant Medical Director of Manila Doctors Hospital (since 1989) with a degree of Master in Hospital Administration (1991).  He is a practicing physician-teacher, presently an Associate Professor at the UP College of Medicine with a degree of Master in Health Profession Education (1993).  He is a practicing physician-researcher who has completed more than 50 researches since 1976 with 31 publications in local journals and 3   international publications.  He is a practicing physician-community-health-problem-solver with his pioneering works in problem-based community-oriented medical curriculum (since 1994) used by Zamboanga Medical School Foundation, Inc., Southwestern University College of Medicine in Cebu, and Bicol Christian College of Medicine in Legazpi; distance education in medicine and surgery (since 1991); and advocacies on unnecessary operations and procedures (since 2002).


Outstanding in his achievements, particularly on education in medicine and surgery, public health, and hospital administration, he was awarded the 2003 Most Outstanding Educator in the Philippines by the UP Medical Alumni Association last December, 2003. 


He is now internationally recognized as the prime mover against unnecessary routine circumcision in the Philippines.


He deserves the Outstanding Professional Award in Medicine because of his WHOLISM and EXCELLENCE as a physician and because of his notable achievements in the field of medicine, particularly, problem-based learning in medicine, distance education in medicine and surgery, and advocacies for unnecessary operations and procedures, all of which are directed towards health development and improvement of the quality health care in the Philippines.