Augusto D. LitonjuaMD, FPCP, FPSEM, FACE
Augusto D. Litonjua, MD, FPCP, FPSEM, FACE, will be presented the International Clinician Award. Dr. Litonjua is Emeritus Professor of the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines (UP). He retired as Professor and Chairman of Physiology and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Litonjua now devotes his time to the clinical practice of endocrinology in three hospitals - Makati Medical Center, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, and Manila Doctors Hospital. He was Chairman of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology in the first
two Hospitals. He also attends to the running of the foundation he set up – Diabetes Center Philippines which conducts activities to create awareness for diabetes countrywide, trains diabetes educators from different hospitals in the country (now more than 60 such centers) and runs the camp for type 1 diabetics yearly.
Dr. Litonjua obtained his MD degree from the University of the Philippines, and thereafter spent several years as a Clinical and Research Fellow, Department of Medicine (Thyroid Clinic under Dr. John B. Stanbury), and concurrently Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School. He worked on proteolysis of thyroglobulin in “Mass Gen.” Dr. Litonjua later moved on to Boston City General Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. David Hurwitz and Dr. Norbert Freinkel being appointed as Assistant in Medicine, Harvard Medical School with concurrent appointments as Resident, Diabetes Clinic, Boston City Hospital and Research Fellow, Thorndike Memorial Laboratories. He worked on the carbohydrate metabolism of the pituitary under different laboratory manipulations.