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Presenting the SEA-ORCHID project at the Federation of Asia – Oceania Perinatal Societies Annual Meeting in Bangkok, October 2006.

 

Dr. Mario Festin being interviewed by the Readers’ Digest senior editor, Debbie Lau

 


Staff Information

 

The Philippine SEA-ORCHID Team

From Left Cynthia Anzures, Valerie Guinto, Mario Festin,
Geraldine Castillo-Torralba, Cristina Crisologo, Ma. Lu Andal, and Hilton Lam

 


 

COUNTRY INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Mario Festin is the Principal Investigator heading the team. The recipient of many distinguished awards and recognition as an expert in obstetrical and gynecological research, his background focuses on maternal and fetal medicine as well as clinical epidemiology. He is presently Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Philippine General Hospital. 

Contact:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
College of Medicine
University of the Philippines Manila
Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila

Tel: +63-2-523 4246
Fax: +63-917-843 1958
Email: mfestinmd@yahoo.com

 


 

CLINICAL EDUCATORS

The Clinical Educators are members of an education team located across South-East Asia and Australia. This team is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of educational interventions aimed at increasing knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice and building research capacity amongst health professionals in the areas of maternal and child health.

The education team is also responsible for identifying and training other health professionals to plan and deliver ongoing educational activities in their local areas. The education team will also be assisting the Country Investigators in the development and maintenance of formal and informal networks of clinicians in South East Asia to establish a culture embracing evidence-based practice.

 

Dr. Maria Geraldine Castillo-Torralba is Clinical Associate Professor (Section of Maternal and Fetal Medicine) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Philippine General Hospital.  She is currently finishing her Master of Science in Clinical Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology) at the University of the Philippines – Manila.   

mgagnctmd@yahoo.com

Dr. Ma. Cristina Crisologo is Clinical Associate Professor (Section of Maternal and Fetal Medicine) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Philippine General Hospital. 

inapelaez@yahoo.com

Dr. Cynthia Anzures is Medical Specialist I of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. She will be taking a fellowship on Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound at the PGH. She is the Assistant Training Officer of the Department.

chawmd96@yahoo.com

 

 


 

FELLOWS

SEA-ORCHID fellowships have been established in Australia to enable advanced training in the skills of evidence-based practice, guideline development, critical appraisal and systematic reviewing.

 

Dr. Ma. Lu Andal is Medical Specialist of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. She is the Head of the Infectious Disease Service of the Department, and is a member of the Training Committee.

mlda_md@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Valerie Tiempo Guinto is a Clinical Associate Professor (Section of Maternal and Fetal Medicine) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Philippine General Hospital. She is currently finishing her Master of Science in Clinical Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology) at the University of the Philippines – Manila.

vtiempoguinto@yahoo.com

Dr. Ma. Lu Andal is Medical Specialist of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. She is the Head of the Infectious Disease Service of the Department, and is a member of the Training Committee.

mlda_md@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Dr. Resti Bautista is a neonatologist from the Department of Pediatrics of the Philippine General Hospital. He has been trained in Evidence Based Medicine in Neonatal Health.

restimd@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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