Dr. Ben Valdez // On the Frontline of Healthcare - 1.0
Please welcome Dr. Ben Valdez, trauma surgeon trained in Manila and Israel, with 18 years of practice, to the stage. Dr. Valdez is one among the pioneers of the 911 service in the city of Davao, Philippines and the first emergency medicine training program in Mindanao (Philippines). He has performed ENT surgeries on thousands of cleft lip/palate patients, as well as general surgeries, mostly charitable. Dr. Valdez has conducted over 120 major medical missions and established three cleft referral centers, with 45 major partner hospitals throughout the Philippines.
- Rafi Exemplary Individual National Award
- Most outstanding physician in the Philippines Evelyn tamtanco-gusi National Award
- Bayaning Doctor Award
- TV5 National Award
- Laong laan Award for Volunteerism
- Most Outstanding Volunteer Award
- Neda A National Award Regional
- Most Outstanding Alumnus of the University
Dr. Ben Valdez
What drove you to pursue such a demanding career?
Why do you choose to get out of bed every morning (or afternoon/night) to come into work?
What message would you like to project to anyone reading this?
Amidst the current pandemic, you've been placed in a lot of challenging situations while caring for patients. Can you discuss a positive experience that you've had?
What mantra do you want the world to remember you by?