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

Diplomate, Philippine Board of Surgery
Associate Active Consultant
Wound Care Center
St. Luke's Medical Center QC

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Clinic Hours

St. Luke's Medical Center QC
Rm. 422, Medical Arts Building
Tel. No. (Direct Line): 723-1003
Tel. No. (Trunk Line): 723-1099 loc. 6422
Clinic Schedule:
  Mon & Thurs 11am-2pm
  Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat 8am-10am, 12-2pm


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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Magna Cum Laude, University of Santo Tomas, 1988-1992
  • Rector's Award for Academic Excellence, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas, 1992
  • Doctor of Medicine - Cum Laude, University of Santo Tomas, 1992-1996
  • Internship, Santo Tomas University Hospital, 1996-1997
  • General Surgery Residency Training, St. Luke's Medical Center, 1998-2002
  • Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, 2002

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Research Papers and Clinical Trials

  • 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 SLMC Journal of Surgical Specialties, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2000.
    • Published in the Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties, Vol. 55, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2002.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, ER 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.

  • 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.

Board Certification

  • Philippine Board of Surgery, Part II, June 2003
  • Philippine Board of Surgery, Part I, April 2003
  • Physician's Licensure Examination, August 1997


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