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Edsel Maurice T. Salvana

Tropical Medicine, Outstanding Young Scientist (2010)

Expertise: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine, Lymphatic Filariasis, The role of anti-Wolbachia antibodies in pathogenesis of acute disease, Drug Resistant Organisms (including MSRA), Immunocompromised Host, Emerging Infectious Disease

Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana is recognized of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of tropical medicine particularly his pioneering work on lymphatic filariasis implicating antibodies against the endosymbiont Wolbachia in the pathogenesis of acute filarial disease which has been given recognition by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Microbiology, and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Some of his notable research works include researches on Lactobacillus endocarditis and Shigella blood culture contamination. His work on atypical mycobacterial disease in patients treated with immune modulators exemplified by the article “Infectious Complications Associated with Monoclonal Antibodies and Related Small Molecules” has been included in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, the highest ranked infectious diseases journal in the world.

Affiliation

Research Asst. Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology National Institute of Health

Clinical Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Section, Dept. of Medicine, UP Manila, Manila

Balik Scientist, Long Term Program, Department of Science and Technology, Bicutan, Taguig City

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases,, Department of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines

Assistant Professor for Research, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines, Manila

Consultant, SAGIP HIV/AIDS Clinic, Philippine General Hospital, Manila

Research Coordinator, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UPCM, Manila, Philippines

Philippine Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Exchange Program

Attending Physician, Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Chair, Health Research Fellowship Committee, National Institutes of Health, Philippines

Secretary, Research Capacity Strengthening Committee, Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium, National Institutes of Health, Philippines

Member, Institutional Review Board, Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, National Institutes of Health, Philippines

Founder and Convenor, Philippine Red Party (Organization involved in fighting the Philippine HIV/AIDS epidemic)

Association

    • Certified in Tropical and Travel Medicine, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • Clinical Infectious Diseases, Reviewer
    • Journal of Infection, Reviewer
    • Philippine College of Physicians, Member
    • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Member
    • American Society for Microbiology, Member
    • Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine. Case Western Reserve University and University Hos, Chief Fellow
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
    • Infectious Diseases, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, C, Fellow
    • Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Medical Association, Member,
    • American College of Physicians, Member
    • University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America, Member
    • Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates, Certified,
    • Board of Medicine Professional Regulatory Commission, Philippines, Certified
    • Manila Medical Society, Member
    • Certified in Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Infection Control Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconnsin, USA, Member

Employment

    • Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine Case Western, Reserve University, Chief Fellow, 2007-2008
    • Case Western Reserve University and University, Hospitals Ca, Fellow, Infectious Diseases, 2005-2008
    • Medical College of Wisconsin, Nklwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Resident, Internal Medicine, 2002-2005

Award

    • Balik Scientist Award, DOST, 2008
    • Fellow Travel Award to the Joint Infectious Diseases, Wyeth - American Society for Microbiology, 2008
    • Travel Award to Annual Meeting in New Orleans, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008
    • Outstanding Intern in Internal Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine and, 2001
    • Magna cum laude, BS Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman Institute of Biology Award, 1996
    • Most Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Biology, Histopathology of Mouse Brain Infected with A, UPD, 1996
    • Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society Award for Excellence, University of the Philippines Diliman
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductee, , 1996
    • Oblation Scholar (Top 50 examinees of the nationwide), University of the Philippines College, 1992

Research

    • Disease Rates in Microfilaremic Patients from Barangay San Simon, Cagayan de Oro City (with Vicente Belizario Jr. Parasitology Elective Study, 1999) [Completed]
    • Histopathology of Mouse Brain Infected with Acanthamoeba isolate IB-17 (undergraduate Biology thesis, 1996) [Completed]
    • The Effect of Caesalpinia sappan extract on Glutathione and SGPT Levels in Young Albino Mice (with Alix et al., Biochemistry Study, 1997) [Completed]
    • The Effect of Corn Hair Concoction on the Dissolution of Renal Stones (with Alix et al., Physiology Study), 1997 [Completed]
    • Effect of Chicken Essence on the Hematocrit Levels and Mental Activities of Mice (with Alix et al.,) Pharmacology Study, 1997 [Completed]
    • Urinary Excretion of Rifampicin in Pediatric Patients (with Pujalte et al., Pharmacology Study, 1998) [Completed]
    • (Co-Investigator) Histopathology of Mouse Brain Infected with Acanthamoeba isolate IB-17 [Completed]
    • The Impact of Direct Teaching Strategy of URTI Management on Barangay Health Workers from Selected Barangays of Sto. Tomas, Batangas (with Nicolas et al., Community Medicine Study, 2000 [Completed]
    • Role of anti-Wolbachia antibodies in acute lymphatic filariasis [Completed]
    • Foreign trained Filipinos of exceptional scientific ability to return to the Philippines as catalysts for research and development [Completed]
    • Revision of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Schistosomiasis (Co-Chair, TWG) [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Anti-Wolbachia antibodies may decrease the likelihood of acute adenolymphangitis in lymphatic filariasis. (Abstract published), American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Association of acute lymphatic fllariasis with anti-Wolbachia antibody. (Abstract published), ICAAC/IDSA Joint Meeting in Washington DC, USA
    • Familial aggregation of acute lymphatic filariasis in Papua New Guinea. (Abstract published), American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Micrococcus endocarditis in a patient with a pacemaker. (Abstract published), Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.
    • Calcified neurocysticercosis lesions with post-therapy perilesional edema. (Abstract published), Annual Wisconsin ACID Chapter Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Calcified neurocysticercosis lesions with post-therapy perilesional edema, Annual Wisconsin ACID Chapter Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Manila, Doctor of Medicine, 2001
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, BS in Biology, 1996
    • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Internship and Residency (Internal Medicine), 2005
    • Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, 2008
    • Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Diploma in Tropical Medicine Course, 2008

Publication

    • Salvana, E.M.T., Salata, R.A., (2009) Infectious complications associated with monoclonal antibodies and related small molecules
    • Clinical Microbiology Reviews Volume 22
    • Salvana, E.M., Salata, R.A.,, (2011 Je) Ameabiasis
    • Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition, Kliegman, R.M., Stanton, B.F., St. Geme, J., Schor, N., Behman, R.E. eds./Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, P.A.
    • Salvana, E.M., Daehnel, K., Hise, A.G., Pearlman, E., Tisch, D.J., Kazura, J.W., (2008) Anti-Wolbachia antibodies may decrease the likelihood of acute adenolymphangitis in lymphatic filariasis
    • Abstract published and presented at 2008 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Salvana,E.M., Daehnel, K., Hise, A.G., Peariman, E., Tisch, D.J., Kazura, J.W., (2008) Association of acute lymphatic fllariasis with anti-Wolbachia antibody
    • Abstract published at 2008 ICAAC/IDSA Joint Meeting in Washington DC, USA
    • Salvana, E.M., King, C.H., (2008) Schistosomiasis in travelers and immigrants
    • Curr Infect Dis Rep Volume 10
    • Salvana, E.M., Wendt, J., Jacobs, M.R., (2008) Blood culture contamination with Shigella sonnei
    • American Journal of Infection Control Volume 36
    • Salvana, E.M., Cooper, G.S., Salata, R.A., (2007) Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTT) infection: An emerging disease in infliximab-treated patients
    • Journal of Infection Volume 55
    • Tisch, D.J., Salvana, E.M., Kastens, W., Bockarie, M., Alexander, N., Kazura, J.W., (2007) Familial aggregation of acute lymphatic filariasis in Papua New Guinea
    • Abstract published and presented at 2007 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    • Domingo, A.F., Salvana, E.M., (2007) Solicitation of deceased and living organ donors
    • New England Journal of Medicine Volume 356
    • Salvana, E.M., (2006) Images in clinical medicine. Patent ductusarteriosus in an elderly man
    • New England Journal of Medicine Volume 354
    • Domingo, A.F., Salvana, E.M., (2006) The metrics of the physician brain drain
    • New England Journal of Medicine Volume 354
    • Salvana, E.M., Frank, M., (2006) Lactobacillus endocarditis: case report and review of cases reported since 1992
    • Journal of Infection Volume 53
    • Salvana, E.M., Wagner, D.K., () Micrococcus endocarditis in a patient with a pacemaker
    • Abstract published and presented at 2005 Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
    • Salvana, E.M., (2004) Shirley - Personal Reflection
    • Journal of Palliative Medicine Volume 7
    • Salvana, E.M., Almoujahed, M., Olds, G.R., (2003) Calcified neurocysticercosis lesions with post-therapy perilesional edema
    • Abstract published and presented at 2003 Annual Wisconsin ACID Chapter Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
    • Salvana, E.M., King, C.H., (In Press) Schistosoma japonicum in Parasitology
    • Bioscience, Columbus, OH (Satoskar AR, Simon G, Hotez P, Tsuji M. Landes, eds.)
    • Salvana, E.M., Salata, R.A., (2011 Je) Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis)
    • In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition edited by Kliegman, R.M., Stanton, B.F., St. Geme, J., Schor, N., Behrman, R.E. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA.
    • Salvana, E.M., Salata, R.A., (In press) African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness; Trypanosome brucei complex)
    • In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition edited by Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA.
    • Salvana, E.M., Woc-Colbum, L., Salata, R.A., (In press) American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease; Trypanosome cruzi)
    • In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition edited by Kliegman R.M., Stanton, B.F., St. Geme, J., Schor, N., Behrman, R.E. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA.

Trainings

    • Invited Speaker, Global Health Residency Program, 2009, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America Meeting, (Participant), 2009, Philadelphia, USA
    • Symposium on HIV/AIDS/organized by the HIV/AIDS study group of the National In(Invited Speaker), 2009
    • HIV/AIDS Centers for Treatment Conference, organized by the Tropical Disease Forum (Invited Speaker), 2009
    • Symposium on Tuberculosis, National Institutes of Health - UP Manila Anniversary (Co-chair), 2009
    • Sepsis Wars, 2009, 39th Philippine College of Physicians Annual Convention
    • Philippine College of Chest Physicians Annual Convention. Topic: "TB and H, 2009
    • Medical Center Manila Residents Research Competition (Invited Judge), 2008
    • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting (Presenter), 2008, New Orleans, USA
    • Joint Infectious Diseases Society of America/ International Conference on Antimicrob (Presenter), 2009
    • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting (Participant), 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America Meeting (Participant), 2006, Toronto, Canada
    • Participant, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting, 2005, Washington DC, USA
    • Society for General Internal Medicine Meeting, (Presenter), 2004, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA