Dr. Rollin P. Tabuena is recognized for his important contributions in the field of a noted practicing pulmonologist and medical practitioner in Iloilo City, married to internist-neurologist Ma. Daisy Pedroso-Tabuena, M.D. Their respective clinics at the Pulmonary and Neurology Clinics are found along Jalandoni Street, same place where their other medical-related businesses are situated. All of his life, Doc Rollin has dedicated himself to the pursuit of development and progress through his significant pioneering researches in the field of Pulmonary Medicine – specifically in Interventional Bronchoscopy – and serving the larger community the best way he can with his skills and expertise. In recognition of his outstanding efforts as a doctor and a researcher, he received on July 2006 The Most Outstanding Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology – Philippines (NAST Philippines), the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology. Another stirring tribute extolling his worth came from his Alma Mater. In 2008, the West Visayas State University (WVSU) named Doc Rollin one of the school’s Outstanding Alumni of the Century for Science and Technology during its centennial celebration. The most recent addition to his array of plaques and trophies, however, is the 2012 Outstanding Men of Iloilo Award, which he received alongside Iloilo City and Province’s accomplished male executives and professionals in the private and government sectors. A closer inspection of his curriculum vitae reveals the doctor’s unceasing efforts toward professional growth and excellence. Born on December 3 forty-four years ago of parents Rogelio Tabuena of Concepcion, Iloilo (a farmer) and the former Liny Palermo of Leyte (a businesswoman), Doc Rollin graduated with honors in elementary and high school at the Central Philippine University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the Southwestern University in Cebu City in 1989, and on the same year passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Exam.Perhaps it was to accomplish his father’s unfulfilled dream of taking up Medicine that prompted Rollin to be a doctor. Without missing a beat, he proceeded to medical school at the WVSU. Four years after, he was chosen one of the most outstanding interns during his Post-Graduate Internship at the WVSU Medical Center. Here he met his future wife, Dr. Daisy, already a resident physician and popular among the medical personnel as “Doctor Bright”, apparently for her high mental aptitude. In 1995, Doc Rollin earned his own medical license after passing the medical board. The field of Internal Medicine (IM) interested him from the start. Straight-away, he entered the residency program for IM at the Iloilo Mission Hospital, turning chief resident prior to completing the program in 1999. Following that, he took up a fellowship training to further specialize in Pulmonary Medicine at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Manila, where he was – once again and not surprisingly – one of the best fellows-in-training in the Center’s Pulmonary Section on March 2002. Obviously, mediocrity is not in his system.