SURGICAL INNOVATION AND INTERVENTION: PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Jose Florencio F. Lapeña
DR. JOSE FLORENCIO LAPEÑA, JR. has been in the field of medicine for more than a decade, specializing in otorhinolaryngology and holding various positions such as Professor 9 of Otorhinolaryngology in the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines Manila, Attending Otolaryngologist in the Philippine General Hospital, University Scientist III of the University of the Philippines System, Chair of the Mentoring Program Committee of both University of the Philippines Manila and the UP College of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, among others. He has been involved in a growing number of publications and is duly recognized as an expert in his field of study both inside and outside the country. He has earned awards such as the Star Reviewer Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation for 2015 and 2016, the University of the Philippines Scientific Productivity Award from the UP Board of Regents for the years 2011-2013 and 2014-2016, and the 2016 Most Outstanding Physician Award from the Philippine Medical Association.