Joseph D. Tabora, M.D., D.P.B.S.
General & Cancer Surgeon

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Contact Information

Rm 422 Medical Arts Building
St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City
Clinic hours: Mon-Fri 8am-2pm
Phone: 723-0199 loc 6422
Direct Line: 723-1003

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
University of Santo Tomas
Magna Cum Laude

Doctor of Medicine
University of Santo Tomas
Cum Laude

Research Papers

  1. Pancreatic enzyme solution in the declogging of obstructed enteral feeding tubes. AC Dizon, MA Villa, EDC Oliveros, JD Tabora.
    • 1st place, 11th Surgical Forum, St. Luke's Medical Center, November 1998.
    • 2nd place, Young Investigator Award, Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center, 1999.
    • 1st place, Philippine College of Surgeons-UNILAB GMA/Luzon Regional Research Paper Contest, Bayanihan Hall, United Laboratories, Mandaluyong City, October 23, 1999.
    • 1st place, 7th Philippine College of Surgeons-UNILAB National Surgical Research Paper Contest, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, November 29, 1999.
    • Presented in the Free Papers Session, 55th Annual Clinical Congress, Philippine College of Surgeons, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, December 1, 1999.
    • Published in the Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties, Vol. 55, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2002.
  2. Alternative device for rapid blood transfusion. MR Samson, R Amado, JD Tabora.
    • 1st place, 12th Surgical Forum, St. Luke's Medical Center, November 1999.
    • 1st place, Young Investigator Award, Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center, 2000.
  3. Neutral pH lidocaine in pain-free local anesthesia. DV Bawalan, JD Tabora, X Kee.
    • Presented in the 13th Surgical Forum, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 2001.
  4. Comparison of an alternative electrocautery apparatus with a commercially available electrocautery unit in terms of immediate coagulative ability and extent of tissue injury. DAG Reyes, C Galang, JD Tabora, E Cortez.
    • 2nd place, 14th Surgical Forum, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 2002.
    • 3rd place, Philippine Society of General Surgeons/MMC 3rd Regional Research Paper Contest, Galleria Corporate Center, August 27, 2002.
    • Presented in the Poster Presentation, 58th Annual Clinical Congress, Philippine College of Surgeons, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, December 1-4, 2002.
    • Published in the Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties, pp. 27-31, Vol. 58, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2003.
  5. Prospective, randomized, non-blind comparative with parallel groups, multicenter, multi-institutional phase III clinical study of the efficacy and safety of Moxifloxacin 400 mg OD sequential therapy vs. Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 1 g IV TID followed by Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 625 mg PO TID for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections during a 21-day period. St. Luke's Medical Center arm, Oct 2001-March 2002. MR Cruz, AC Dizon, DV Bawalan, JD Tabora.

Conventions, Seminars & Workshops

  1. The Pancreas in Focus. Post-graduate course, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 1998.
  2. 55th Annual Clinical Congress, Philippine College of Surgeons, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, December 1999.
  3. The Esophagus in Focus. Post-graduate course, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 2000.
  4. 26th Midyear Convention, Philippine College of Surgeons, Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, 2000.
  5. The Practical Aspect of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. Symposium and Workshop, Section of Metabolic Support and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 22, 2001.
  6. Meeting the Challenges in Complex Wound Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Symposium, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 19, 2001.
  7. Workshop on Surgical Repair in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Injuries. Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, February 16, 2002.
  8. Comprehensive Management of Gastroduodenal Diseases. Post-graduate Course, St. Luke's Medical Center, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, March 21-22, 2002.
  9. Issues and Controversies in Surgery. 28th Midyear Convention, Philippine College of Surgeons, Bacolod Convention Plaza, Bacolod City, May 3-4, 2002.
  10. Trauma in the Philippine Setting. 6th Trauma Congress, Philippine Society for the Surgery of Trauma, Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City, June 10-11, 2002.
  11. Critical Surgical Care. 26th Postgraduate course, United Laboratories-Philippine College of Surgeons/MMC, Bayanihan Hall, United Laboratories, Mandaluyong City, June 24-27, 2002.
  12. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course. Philippine Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Veteran's Memorial Medical Center, August 4, 2002.
  13. 88th Annual Clinical Congress, American College of Surgeons, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, October 6-10, 2002.
  14. Emerging Trends in Trauma and Critical Care. 58th Annual Clinical Congress, Philippine College of Surgeons, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Hotel, December 1-4, 2002.
  15. A New Direction in Colorectal Surgery. Symposium, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 20-21, 2003.
  16. Breast Cancer Forum: Trends, Issues & Dilemmas. Post-graduate course, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 25-26, 2004.
  17. 30th Midyear Convention, Philippine College of Surgeons, Waterfront Hotel, Davao City, May 2004.
  18. The Basics: SPSS for Windows v12. Training Workshop, The Asia-Pacific Centre for Research, Inc, IMD Training Room, 14th Floor, CHBC, St. Luke's Medical Center, June 29 and July 1, 2004.
  19. Statistical Analysis using SPSS. Training Workshop, The Asia-Pacific Centre for Research, Inc, IMD Training Room, 14th Floor, CHBC, St. Luke's Medical Center, July 6 & 8, 2004.
  20. Advanced Statistical Analysis using SPSS. Training Workshop, The Asia-Pacific Centre for Research, Inc, IMD Training Room, 14th Floor, CHBC, St. Luke's Medical Center, July 13 & 15, 2004.
  21. Root Cause Analysis: Conducting a Structured Investigation for Patient Safety Incidents. Workshop, Section of Clinical Epidemiology, St. Luke's Medical Center, CHBC Auditorium 2, July14-16 & 27, 2004.
  22. Critical Appraisal on Treatment. Workshop on Evidence Based Medicine. SLMC-WHQM Office of Research Management, 11th Floor Medicine Building, August 12, 2004.
  23. Critical Appraisal on Diagnostics. Workshop on Evidence Based Medicine. SLMC-WHQM Office of Research Management, 11th Floor Medicine Building, August 19, 2004.
  24. Critical Appraisal on Prognostics. Workshop on Evidence Based Medicine. SLMC-WHQM Office of Research Management, 11th Floor Medicine Building, August 26, 2004.
  25. Literature Search. Workshop on Evidence Based Medicine. SLMC-WHQM Office of Research Management, 11th Floor Medicine Building, September 9, 2004.
  26. Head & Neck Forum: Trends, Issues & Dilemmas. Post-graduate course, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 18-19, 2005.
  27. Advanced Minimal Access General Surgery. Post-graduate course, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 16-17, 2006.
  28. Basic Life Support Certifying Course, St. Luke's Medical Center, November 11, 2006.
  29. Gastric Cancer Symposium. Annual Scientific Meeting, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, March 19-20, 2007.
  30. First Workshop on Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, June 13, 2008.
  31. Bio-Safety Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Control Team Training, St. Luke's Medical Center, July 22, 2009
  32. Basic Life Support Certifying Course, St. Luke's Medical Center, November 7, 2009.
  33. Advances in Wound Care, Institute of Surgery Section of Wound Care, St. Luke's Medical Center QC, February 8, 2012.
  34. Revisiting Wound Care: Principles and Management in the Clinical Setting, Philippine Wound Care Society, Century Park Hotel, Manila, February 9-10, 2012.
  35. Training Workshop on Good Clinical Practice, Philippine Clinical Research Professionals, Inc. and St. Luke's Medical Center Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center QC, February 23, 2012.
  36. Manila Medical Society: “Matatag, Maaasahan, Kaagapay sa Kalusugan,” 48th Annual Convention, Trader's Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, March 11, 2012.
  37. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Advances, Techniques and Complexities, Institute of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center QC, March 22-23, 2012.
  38. Basic Life Support Certifying Course, St. Luke's Medical Center QC, November 10, 2012.
  39. Infection Control, St. Luke's Medical Center QC, November 13, 2012.
  40. Wound Care in Focus: What is and What will be, 2nd Annual Convention, Philippine Wound Care Society, Century Park Hotel, Pasay City, January 31-February 1, 2013.
  41. Emerging Keyhole Surgery for Diabetes and Obesity, 3rd International Symposium in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Institute of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, March 15, 2013.
  42. 2nd Postgraduate Course in Breast Surgery, Institute of Surgery in collaboration with St. Luke's Breast Center, St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City, March 20-21, 2014.

Post-Graduate Training

Residency Training in Surgery
St. Luke's Medical Center

Chief Resident, Department of Surgery (2002)
St. Luke's Medical Center

Board Certifications

Medical Licensure Examination
Professional Regulation Commission

Written Qualifying Examination
Philippine Board of Surgery, Inc.

Oral Certifying Examination
Philippine Board of Surgery, Inc.

Updated: March 21, 2014

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