Teodoro Herbosa, MD FPCS, FPCEM
Dr. Teodoro "Ted" Herbosa was the Health Undersecretary of Philippines from 2010 to 2015. One of his important accomplishments during his term was helping achieve Universal Health Coverage. He also led the modernization of public hospitals through Health Facilities Enhancement Funds and the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). As CIO, he achieved COBIT 5 Certification, and developed and implemented the National eHealth Strategic Framework Plan. He also served as the Coordinator of Foreign Medical Teams that responded after Typhoon Haiyan struck in 2013.
Dr. Herbosa has extensive experience in Trauma Surgery and Disaster and Emergency Medicine. In the University of the Philippines, he started the Fellowship Program for Trauma Surgery and the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine.
He has also held several international posts. He was a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 2007 to 2010. He created the Center for Research in Emergency Medicine (CREM), and produced the first batch of Masters graduates in Emergency Medicine. He also was An International Associate for John Hopkins University, implementing the Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) course and the PEER Program which was funded by USAID.
He is a former Board member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). He also participated in the World Health Organization's Safe Surgery Saves Lives Taskforce that developed the WHO safe surgery checklist.
Dr. Herbosa has also distinguished himself as a dedicated community servant. He is currently the Chairman of the Physicians for Peace, Philippines, and formerly the Vice President of the UP Alumni Association. His many awards include the 2011 UPAA Distinguished Award Public Service, the 2013 UPAA Distinguished Service Award, and the 2012 Rotary International D3780 Rotary Golden Wheel Award.
He was the Executive Vice President of the University of the Philippines System from 2017 to 2021. During his term he has several accomplishments, as a Chair, the university hosted two international conferences, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Conference in 2017 and ASEAN University Network (AUN) 2nd International Health Promotion Conference in 2019, and strengthened relations with Southern Taiwan University. He further expanded knowledge of the university on the Road Safety Emerging Interdisciplinary Research and created the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team which has been overseeing the safety of all the university's employees across the country.
He is currently a Special Adviser to the Philippines' National Task Force Against COVID-19 and Board Member, Expert Panel of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). He is also a professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery at the UP-PGH, and faculty at the National Telehealth Center at UP Manila.