About Camilo Roa
Camilo C. Roa, Jr., MD is a full professor (Prof 12) of the Department of Physiology of UP College of Medicine. He carries a cross appointment of Clinical Professor and Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine of the Philippine General Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Roa’s clinical background provides focus in his teaching of basic and advanced medical physiology. Likewise, his mastery of physiology enriches his teaching rounds in the hospital with training residents and fellows. Dr. Roa has over 40 local and international publications to his name including the landmark study that established the normal reference values for lung function tests among Filipinos. He has collaborated in over 25 multinational researches. He has been awarded as Most Outstanding Alumnus of the Cebu Institute of Medicine, Distinguished Teacher by UP College of Medicine, Most Distinguished Physician (highest award) by the Philippine College of Physicians, Most Outstanding Fellow of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians, and the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award by the Philippine Medical Association. He is the Founding Chairman of the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (PhilCAT). His advocacies in promoting lung health through patient education and TB control through Public-Private Mix garnered for him the Civil Service Commission’s Gawad Lingkod Bayan Award given at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang Palace. He is an active clinician but holds administrative positions in several subspecialty organizations, hospitals and local and international NGOs.