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Egidio Pecaoco Elio, M.D.

Dr. Egidio Elio, an eminent Urologist, is in the forefront of long-term programs that promote the equitable distribution of specialty services in the country and sustained delivery of medical and surgical care for the indigent patients in depressed rural communities.

As a driven leader, he is actively engaged in projects and activities that support public education, development of the youth and the local church in his province of Antique. He tirelessly spearhead various endeavors for the benefit of the community (Elio Libraries-Books for Antique), even composing the Fellowship Pledge of the Antique Medical Missions, Inc. which embodies and reflects his advocacies and his commitments to the Filipino patients, particularly the poor. In this context, he conceived Tabang Antique in 2002, a program which delivers medical and surgical services to the countryside. As of September 2008, Tabang antique has performed over 20000 consultations, 1300 operations, 1400 dental extractions and almost 8000 laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound examinations.

Dr. Elio organized the UST hospital Urology Alumni Association in 2000, where he serves President up to the present. He researched, wrote and published a comprehensive historical account on the progress of Urology in the Philippines and conducted a study on the status of urologic manpower in the Philippines that led to the organization of the Phil. Urologic Manpower Program (PUMP), which he chaired from 1995 to 2000--the main purpose of which, is to ensure the more equitable delivery of urologic services in the previously “urologistless” provinces in the country.

His research interest varied widely from the role of rice bran in the control of urinary stones to the status of urologic manpower in the country and in the ASEAN region.

He is the recipient of honors and recognitions from various groups and government units, foremost among which, is the Jaycees International Senate’s award for The Outstanding Filipino Physician in 2008 and the 2003 Golden Leadership National Award from the United Group of Charities and Human Development, Inc.

He finished his Diplomate from the Philippine Board of Urology and practices at the St. Lukes Medical Center.

Dr. Elio is happily married to Dr. Thelma Marie Elio, an obstetrician/gynecologist who graduated from the UST Faculty of Medicine in 1985, with whom he has three children.


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    28 February 2009, UST Plaza Mayor