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Rollin P. Tabuena

Pulmonologist, Outstanding Young Scientist (Pulmonary Medicine) (2006)

Expertise: Medicine, Bronchoscopy

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.

Affiliation

Visiting Medical Staff, Saint Paul's Hospital and Iloilo Doctors Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Iloilo City

Active Medical Staff, Iloilo Mission Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Iloilo City

Clinical Preceptorial Instructor, West Visayas State University Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Iloilo City

Consultant, TB Diagnostic Committee, Western Visayas Chapter, Philippines, Iloilo City

Private Medical Practitioner, Medical Clinic, Health Partners 2, Room 9, 2nd Floor, Quezon Street, Iloilo City

Association

    • Philippine College of Physician, Diplomate
    • Philippine College of Physician, Fellow
    • Philippine College of Chest Physician, Diplomate
    • Philippine College of Chest Physician, Fellow
    • Philippine Medical Association, Member
    • Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Member
    • American College of Chest Physicians, Member
    • European Respiratory Society, Member
    • American Thoracic Society, Member

Award

    • Outstanding Young Scientist (Pulmonary Medicine), NAST-DOST, 2006
    • 3rd Place Winner, Panay Interhospital Annual Research Paper Contest, Saint Paul's Hospital, Iloilo City, Philippines, 1998
    • Presenter, Annual Research Paper Contest, Day's Hotel, Iloilo City, Philippines, 1999
    • Finalist, Philippine College of Physician, Annual Research Paper Contest, Saint Paul's Hospital, Iloilo City, Philippines, 1999
    • Finalist, Annual Research Paper Contest, Saint Paul's Hospital, Iloilo City, Philippines, 1999
    • Poster Presenter, Philippine College of Physicians, EDSA, Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines, 2000
    • Poster Presenter, 21st IUATLD Eastern Region Conference and the 20th PCCP Annual Convention, EDSA, Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines, 2001
    • Poster Presenter , Pennsylvania, United State of America, 2001
    • Slide Presenter , Pennsylvania, United State of America, 2001
    • One of the best Fellows-in-training of the year (Pulmonary Section), Veterans Memorial Center 46th Hospital Anniversary Celebration, 2001
    • Most Outstanding Paper, 21st PCCP Annual Convention, 2002
    • Awarded as the Best Poster Presenter, 32nd Annual Convention, Philippine College of Physicians, 2002
    • Poster Presenter , 12th ERS Annual Congress, 2002
    • Awarded as Monbukagakusho (Japanese Government Scholar), Department of Respiratory Medicine, 2004
    • Poster Presenter , 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society, 2003
    • Poster Thematic Presenter , 99th International Conference of American Thoracic Society, 2003
    • Bursary Recipient, European Respiratory Society (ERS) School Course on Basic Bronchoscopy, 2003

Research

    • C - Reactive Protein as a diagnostic marker for Community Acquired Pneumonia [Completed]
    • Use of Eosinophil count in induced sputum in evaluating airway inflammation in asthmatic and normal subjects: A Prospective Study [Completed]
    • Prognostic factors affecting mortality of adult patients with Hypertensive Hemorrhage of the basal ganglia admitted at West Visayas State University Medical Center [Completed]
    • Weaning outcome of neurological patients at the intensive care unit of West Visayas State University Medical Center [Completed]
    • Eosinophilic Pneumonia presenting a solitary Pulmonary Nodule, A case report [Completed]
    • Eosinophilic Pneumonia presenting a solitary Pulmonary Nodule, A case report [Completed]
    • Vulvar Metastasis from lung carcinoma (Ancona, Italy) [Completed]
    • Bullous Pemphigoid in the tracheobronchial tree (Ancona, Italy) [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Limping to the Moon (Adrenal carcinoma), Philippine College of Physician's Panay Chapter, Interhospital Grandrounds, Day's Hotel, Iloilo City, Philippines
    • The Effect of Cilostazol on Fibrinogen Level in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with Concomitant Cardiovascular Events and Risk Factors, Philippine College of Physicians, 30th Annual Convention, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines
    • Daily Screen as a Weaning Parameter in Mechanical Ventilated Patients, 21st IUATLD Eastern Region Conference and the 20th PCCP Annual Convention, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City
    • The Effect of Cilostazol in Fibrinogen Level in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Concomitant Cardiovascular Events in Risk Factors, 67th Annual International Scientific assembly of the americal College of Chest Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania, USA
    • Daily Screen as a Weaning Parameter in Mechanical Ventilated Patients , 67th Annual International Scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians in Philadelpia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Daily screen as a weaning parameter in mechanically ventilatedpatients., 21st PCCP Annual Convention, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City
    • Antikoch's Induced Hepatitis (Rifampicin, Izoniazid, Pyrazinamide): A Veterans Memorial Medical Center Experience, 32nd Annual Convention, Philippine College of Physicians, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City
    • Antikoch's induced hepatitis (Rifampicin, Izoniazid, Pyrazinamide): A Veterans Memorial Medical Center Experience, ERS Annual Congress, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Validation of Bayesian Approach in Predicting Malignancy for Solitary Pulmonary Nodules, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society, Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC), Fukuoka, Japan

Education

    • Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, Elementary, Graduated with Honors, 1975-1981
    • Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, High School Graduate, 1981-1985
    • Southwestern University, Cebu City, B.S. Medical Technology, 1989
    • Southwestern University, Cebu City, Medical Licensure Examination Passer, 1989
    • West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, Physician's Licensure Examination Passer, 1995
    • Western Visayas Medical Center, Iloilo City, Chosen as one of the Most Outstanding Interns, 1995
    • Iloilo Mission Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Iloilo City, Chief Resident, 1997-1999
    • Philippine College of Physician, Diplomate and Fellow, 2001
    • Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Chosen one of the Best Fellows-in-Training, 2000-2002
    • Philippine College of Chest Physicians, Diplomate and Fellow, 2004
    • Kyoto School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Recipient of the Monbukagusho Fellowship Grant, 2002-2004
    • U.O. Pneumologia, Ospedale Torette, Via Conca, Italy, Recipient of the European Respiratory Society Grant for Short Term Training Fellowship, 2004-2005

Publication

    • Tabuena, R.P, Nazal, A., Bringas, B., (2003) Smoke inhalational injury
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 41
    • Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Takemura, M., Euda, T., Tabuena, R.P., Chin, K., Mishima, M., (2004) Diurnal variation and serial changes of peak expiratory flow in adult patients with cough variant asthma
    • European Respiratory Journal Volume 24
    • Tabuena, R.P. Nagai, S. Handa, T. Shigematsu, M. Hamada, K. Ito, I. Izumi, T. Mishima, M., (2004) The significance of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) CD4/CD8 ratio in japanese patients with sarcoidosis
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine (Abstract) Volume 169
    • Tabuena, R.P., Nagai, S., Handa, T., Shigematsu, M., Hamada, K., Ito, I., Izumi, T., Mishima, M., Sherma, O.P., (2004 O) Diabetes insipidus in neurosarcoidosis, a long term follow up of more than eight years
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract). Also in: Journal of Internal Medicine, O-2004,43(10): 960-966. Volume 169
    • Handa, T, Nagai, S. Ito, I. Tabuena, R.P. Shigematsu, M. Hamada, K. Kitaichi, M. Izumi, T, Aoyama, T. Toguchida, J. Mishima M, (2004) B7 polymorphism do not affect the diseases susceptibility but affect the disease activity of japanese patients with sarcoidosis
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract) Volume 169
    • Matsumoto H, Niimi A, Takemura M, Euda T, Tabuena RP, Mishima M, (2004) Prognostic factors of cough variant asthma
    • European Respiratory Journal
    • Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Takemura, M. Euda, T., Tabuena, R.P., Mishima, M., (2004) Cough and wheezing during bronchoconstriction induced by metacholine in patients with cough variant asthma and classic asthma
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract) Volume 169
    • Tabuena, R.P. Matsumoto, H. Niimi, A. Takemura, M. Ueda, T. Nakano,Y. Chin, K. Mishima, M., (2004) Airway wall thickening in patients with cough variant asthma and non-asthmatic chronic cough
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract) Volume 169
    • Ueda, T. Niimi, A. Matsumoto, H. Takemura, M. Tabuena, R.P. Chin, K. Hirai, T, Mishima, M., (2004) Small airway in asthma assessed using inspiratory and expiratory computed tomography
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract) Volume 169
    • Tabuena, R.P. Dela Cruz, M.T., (2003) Bayesian approach in predicting malignancy for solitary pulmonary nodules
    • American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine(Abstract) Volume 167
    • Tabuena RP, Bringas B, (2002) Anti-Koch's induced hapatitis (Rifampicin, isoniazid and pyrazinamide): A VMMC experience (Abstract)
    • European Respiratory Journal Volume 20
    • Tabuena RP, Apistar M, Danucop M, Jalbuena L, (2001) The effect of cilostazol on fibrinogen level in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with concomitant cardiovascular events and risk factors
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
    • Tabuena RP, Dela Cruz MT, (2004) Validation of bayesian approach in predicting malignancy for solitary pulmonary nodules
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 42
    • Tabuena RP, Dalisay C, Bringas B, (2003) Antikoch's induced hepatitis, a veterans memorial center experience
    • Philippine Jounal of Chest Disease Volume 10
    • Tabuena RP, Bringas B, (2003) Cushing's syndrome from exogenous corticosteroids, A case report
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 40
    • Tabuena RP, Dalisay C, Leyson M, (2003) Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in a renal transplant patient, A case report
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 41
    • Tabuena, R.P. Atienza, T. Dalisay, C., (2003) Daily Screen as a weaning parameter in a mechanically ventilated patients
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine. Also In: Chest (Abstract)2001, 120:p.192 Volume 41
    • Pedroso MD, Punzalan R, Tabuena RP, (2002) Onset of a second stroke in patients maintained on low dose and medium dose aspirin
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 40
    • Tabuena RP, Apistar M, Danucop M, Jalbuena L, (2002) The effect of cilostazol on fibrinogen level in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with concomitant cardiovascular events and risk factors
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 40
    • Tabuena RP, Sobrevega E, (2001) Clinical outcome of in-hospital patients with hypertensive hemorrage of the vasal ganglia
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 39
    • Tabuena, R.P., Damucop, M., (2001) The effect of anti-platelets on fibrinogen level in type 2 diabetes mellitus with concomitant cardiovascular events and risk factors
    • Philippine Jounal of Internal Medicine Volume 39
    • Tabuena,R.P. Matsumoto, H. Mio, T. Nagata, Y. Mishima, M., (2004) Metastatic tumor in the right atrium
    • Internal Medicine Volume 43(5)
    • Tabuena, R.P. Tendencia, M. Ariete, G. Advincula, J, Octaviano, D.L., (1999) Adrenal carcinoma - A case report and review of related literature
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37
    • Nagai, S. Handa, T. Tabuena, R.P. Kitaichi, M. Izumi, T., (2004) Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: a real clinical entity?
    • Clinical Chest Medicine Volume 25(4)
    • Tabuena RP, Nagai S, Handa T, Shigematsu M, Hamada K, Ito I, Izumi T, Mishima M, Sherma OP, (2004) Diabetes insipidus fron neurosarcoidosis: long-term follow-up for more than eight years
    • Internal Medicine Volume 43(10)
    • Ueda, T., Tabuena, R., Matsumoto, H., Takemura, M., Niimi, A., Chin, K., Mishima,, (2004) Succesful weaning using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in a patient with status asthmaticus
    • Internal Medicine Volume 43(11)
    • Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Takemura, M., Euda, T., Minakuchi, M., Tabuena, R.P., Chin, K., Mio , T., Ito, Y., Muro, S., Hirai, T., Morita, S., Fukuhura, S., Mishima, M., (2005) Relationship of airway wall thickening to an imbalance between matrix metalloproteinase-9 and its inhibitor in asthma
    • Thorax Volume 60(4)
    • Handa, T., Nagai, S., Ito, I., Tabuena, R.P., Shigematsu, M., Hamada, K., Kitaichi, M., Izumi,T., Aoyama, T., Toguchida, J., Mishima, M.,, (2005) Polymorphisms of B7 (CD80 and CD86) genes do not affect disease susceptibility to sarcoidosis
    • Respiration Volume 72(3)
    • Handa, T., Nagai, S., Shimatsu, M., Tabuena, R.P., Takeuchi, M., Mikinuya, T., Hamada, K., Izumi, T., Mishima, M., (2005) Patients characteristics and clinical features of japanese sarcoidosis patients with low bronchoalveolar lavage CD4/CD8 ratios
    • Sarcoidosis Vascular Diffuse Lung Diseases Volume 22(2)
    • Tabuena, R.P., Zuccatosta, L., Tubaldi, A., Gasparini, S., (2005) An unusual latrogenic foreign body (Surgical Gauze) in the trachea
    • Respiration
    • Tabuena, R.P., Nagai, S., Tsutsumi, T., Handa, T., Minoru, T., Mikuniya, T., Shingematsu, M., Hamada, K., Izumi, T., Mishima, M., (2005) Cell profiles of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid as prognosticators of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/usual interstitial pneumonia among japanese patients
    • Respiration Volume 72(5)