DR. PAULO VICTOR N. MEDINA, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine, UP College of Medicine (UP-CM)
Dr. Medina, or “Doc Lopao” as he is more popularly known within his personal and professional circles, is a Community Medicine and Primary Health Care Practitioner-Educator with more than five years’ experience in local health systems development as the Municipal Health Officer of the island municipality of Quezon, Quezon from 2009 to 2014. Since 2015, he has taught his discipline at his alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM), as an Assistant Professor and has been the course coordinator for the UPCM-PGH Internship in Community Medicine since AY 2017-2018 up to the present. In his first year of teaching, he was awarded the UP Medical Alumni Society Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Clerks for AY 2015-2016 (LU6) and has also received the said distinction for different UPCM year levels in AY 2018-2019 (LU5 and LU6) and AY 2019-2020 (LU6). Last August 08, 2021, he was recognized as the UPMASA Missouri-Southern Illinois Chapter Outstanding Medical Teacher for Academic Year 2020-2021 at the “Salimbay” 112th UP College of Medicine Commencement Exercises and Philippine General Hospital Closing Ceremonies.
Doc Lopao is also one of the founding partners and founding Vice President of the Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Inc. (AIHO), an NGO seeking to “enable people to make health systems work for people” and is presently serving as one of its board of trustees. He is also a founding board member of the Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians (PSPHP).