Dr Thelma E. Tupasi
Thelma Ramos Tupasi"
All Time Great Fighter for the Right of the People of Ternate"
Born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Tupasi-Ramos graduated with a BS in Medicine, cum laude, from UP and
served her internship with distinction. She became a full-fledged doctor in 1964 and started her career with a grant from
the Rockefeller Foundation in 1967. A TOWNS awardee in 1983, a NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in 1980, and a PCP distinguished
researcher in 1993. Now president of the Tropical Disease Foundation, she is also chair of the National Infectious Disease
advisory committee to the Department of Health and the head of the Infectious Disease Section of the Makati Medical Center.
Computer viruses are one thing, infectious diseases another.
Dr. Thelma Tupasi-Ramos is considered by many experts to be the foremost infectious disease expert (focusing on tuberculosis)
in the country today. She has published more than 100 papers on infections and antibiotics, 14 of which have been awarded
by prestigious organizations.
Tupasi-Ramos is recognized nationally and internationally.
She has been officer (president, treasurer, council member) of the top medical specialty societies of the Philippines (Philippine
College of Physicians -- PCP, Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) and international bodies (Western Pacific
Society of Chemotherapy, International Society of Infectious Diseases) as well as chairperson in various committees of the
World Health Organization.
OUTSTANDING FILIPINO SCIENTISTS HONORED
MANILA, March 14, 2006 (MANILA TIMES) By Jonathan M. Hicap, Reporter – One of the Eleven Filipino scientists from various fields were
honored during the 73rd Annual Meeting of the National Research Council of the Philippines of the Department of Science and
Technology held recently.
Thelma E. Tupasi (medical doctor)—head of the Makati Medical Center’s
Infectious Diseases Section recognized for her significant contributions to medical science that includes studies in tuberculosis
and its prevalence in various parts of the Philippines; multidrug resistance TB and its directly observed therapy.
by: Andy R. Huerto (Date: August 8, 2009)