MEET THE NEW DEAN!
Charlotte M. Chiong, internationally recognized in otolaryngology, a pioneer in cochlear implantation surgery, lead researcher and advocate for the enactment of a national universal newborn hearing screening programme (R.A. 9709), principal investigator for genetics of hearing loss as well as biomedical device and teleaudiology applications for improving hearing health care delivery in the country will serve as the 17th Dean of the U.P. College of Medicine starting June 24, 2018.
She is a graduate of B.S. Zoology in U.P. Diliman (Summa Cum Laude, 1981), Doctor of Medicine from U.P. College of Medicine (Class 1985), Residency in Otolaryngology at UP-PGH (1987-1990), Research Fellowship in Otology, Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , (with Joseph B. Nadol, Jr.,MD 1991-1992), Clinical Fellowship in Neurotology-Skull Base Surgery University of Toronto –Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center ( with Julian M. Nedzelski, MD 1992-1993) and PhD in Medical Sciences from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands ( 2011-2013 with Prof. Emeritus Cor Cremers and Prof. Ad Snik ). She currently serves as Research Professor and Director of the Philippine National Ear Institute and Director of the Newborn Hearing Reference Center at the National Institutes of Health in U.P. Manila.
She received numerous awards notably The Solita Camara-Besa Award for Academic Distinction (2016), UPMAS Outstanding Educator Award (2013), The Outstanding Filipino Physician Award (2007), Dangal ng Lipi Award (2008), UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Health Promotion and Administration (2016), UP Manila Outstanding Researcher Award (2004) , International Award for Otology (2011) and PSOHNS Outstanding Award for Research and Outstanding Family Award in Otolaryngology ( 2006, 2015).
Honored to have been voted by the UP Board of Regents on May 31, 2018 and humble recipient of the trust and singular privilege of leading a community of scholars with excellence and leadership in community oriented medical education and service dedicated to the underserved she is committed to harnessing the country’s greatest resources (UPCM Alumni here and abroad) and that of the University and its partners to sustain and enhance not only its leadership in academic medicine and biomedical sciences but also in shaping and transforming the education and practice of medicine to serve better the Filipino nation.
Dean Charlotte Chiong, MD, PhD (2nd from the left) took her oath of office last June 11, 2018 during the Chancellor’s Advisory Council meeting together with two other new deans, Prof. Maria Eliza R. Aguila, PhD (3rd from the left) from the College of Allied Medical Professions and Dr. Melflor A. Atienza, MHPED (4th from left) from the National Teachers Training Center. Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MS administered the oath of office. Dean Chiong and her DMT will assume office on June 24, 2018.