Medical Team - MARY JEAN VILLA-REAL - GUNO, MD, MBA Health

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Doctor of Medicine
University of Santo Tomas

Master in Business Administration - Health
Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business

University of Santo Tomas

Rural Experience
Tagaytay City Health Office

Residency in Pediatrics
Chief Resident
UST Hospital

Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Applied Nutrition
University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital


Visiting Fellowship
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Hepatology and Nutrition
Royal Children's Hospital
Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Jan-June 1999

Postgraduate Courses, Bioethics
Center for Ethics, Medicine & Public Issues
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA
May 1990

Atma Jaya Catholic University
Jakarta, Indonesia
October 1993

Center for Health Care Ethics
St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
May 1994

Postgraduate Courses, Health Management

Health Policy Management Program, March 2002
Health Care Services Delivery Management Program, August 2002
Health Care Financial Management Program, December 2002
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Makati City

Short Course on Basic Management in Health
System for Middle Level Health Professionals, March 25-April 6, 2001
Course in Hospital Administration, April 16-27, 2001
Department of Health Policy and Administration
UP College of Public Health

Managing Director, 2004-present
Home Health Care
“Providing quality health care for seniors across all settings”


Associate Professor , 1999-2005
Departments of Bioethics and Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila

Assistant Medical Director for Training
University of Santo Tomas Hospital(USTH), España, Manila
March 2000 - June 2003

Faculty Council, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Management Panel Member
USTH CBA Negotiations, September 2001

Trainer, Rural Health Unit Physicians of Mindoro, 2001-2002
Volunteered to train RHU physicians of Mindoro Province in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH). Liaised with the Provincial Health Officer.

Project Director
Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit, UST Hospital, 1992-1996
Managed and implemented a range of activities for the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children with livelihood programs in accordance with policies of the funding agencies - Germa Agro Action and Caritas Austria

Faculty Secretary, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 1989-1993
Provided adequate administrative and technical support for programs of the Medical School, considered a Center for Excellence by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) and the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Rural Health Physician, Tagaytay City, 1983-1984
Volunteered as rural health physician for the remote barrios of Tagaytay in collaboration with the parish church. Project Health, a center for the training of community health workers, and an out-patient clinic, was established during this time. Worked in coordination with the City Health Officer, the Medicare Hospital Director, local government officials of Tagaytay, and the Provincial Health Officer of Cavite.

Professional Society Memberships
Sub-committee on Specialized Nutrition Support
Committee on Nutrition, Philippine Pediatric Society, August 2006-present

Chair, Committee on Nutrition and Promotion of Breastfeeding, Council on Child Advocacy
Philippine Pediatric Society  2004-2006

Member, Technical Working Group, Revision of the Implementing Rules and Regulations, Milk Code, Department of Health, 2004-2006

Member, Working Group, National Technical Conference on Breastfeeding (August 1-2, 2006), Department of Health, WHO-Phil, UNICEF, April-August 2006

Chair, Breastfeeding Promotion Task Force, The Medical City April – October 2006

Secretary, Philippine Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2004-2006

Life Member, Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. 2004

Member, Board of Directors
Osteoporosis Society of the Philippine Foundation, Inc. 2000-2005

Member, Board of Directors
Philippine National Hemophilia Center Foundation Inc. 2002-2005

Member, International Hospital Federation  2002

Completed Research & Published Works


Bacterial contamination of enteral feeding systems in a pediatric intensive care unit. Ong J, Guno MJVG, Carandang E, Peralta MLU (for publication)

Echocardiograhic evaluation of left ventricular mass and systolic ejection fraction among severely malnourished Filipino children before and after nutritional rehabilitation. Cinco OJ, Villegas MS, de Leon MRG, Guno MJV (for publication)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease in neurologically impaired children admitted at a private hospital diagnosed by 24 hour pH monitoring. Villegas MS, Guno MJV (for publication)

Small bowel bacterial overgrowth in severely malnourished Filipino children using breath hydrogen tests. Guno MJV, Nolasco E, Sio JO, Regacion JM, Gabriel EP, The Phil. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 47 No 4, Oct-Dec 1998
  • Published abstract/poster session,
    Alimentary Disease Week 1998, November 22-25, 1998
  • 3rd Prize, PPS Bristol Myers Research
    in Infectious Disease and Immunology, April 1998

Clinical outcome of abdominal pain in Filipino children. Avancena MIT, Guno MJV, Martinez EPG, Sio JO, Rogacio JM
  • Published abstract/oral presentation,
    6th Congress of Asian Pan-Pacific Society
    of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, July 1-4, 1999

Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage as a cause of persistent conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Guno MJV, Lewindon PJ, Frawley K, Shepherd RW, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Evaluation of renal function in Filipino malnourished children. Guno MJV, Co BG, Florentino R, Dee-Chan R and Sia H. The Phil Journal of Pediatrics Vol 44 No 24, October-December 1995
Infant malnutrition and school age intelligence. Guno MJV, Rigor EM, Handuyo Y, Ortono M, Cahntiaco Z and Agustin V. Phil. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 43 No 3, July - September 1994

Prevalence of childhood wheezing in Metro Manila. Guno MVJ, Co BG, Andaya AG, Capulong M, Bustamante DA, Phil. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 44 No 22, April - June 1995

Clinical Profile of Asthma. Noche ML, Guno MJV, Co BG, Phil. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 39 No 3, July - September 1990

Protein calorie malnutrition diagnosis by hair tissue: A study in Filipino pre-school children. Phil. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 36 No 1, January - March 1987


Ethical issues in the pediatric intensive care unit. Alora AT, Guno MJV, Beyond a Western Bioethics, Voices from the Developing World. Georgetown University Press 2001

Decision making in critically-ill children: Filipino parental responses and values. Magno CTB, Salvador RL, and Guno MJV. The Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 48 No 3, July - September 1999

Playing God and economic crisis. Guno MJV, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 47 No 2, July - September 1998

Consults and referrals: ethical issues. Guno MJV, Purugganan HB, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 46 No 2, April - June 1997

The dying child. Guno MJV, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 45 No 2, April - June 1996

Childhood malignancy: to treat or not to treat. Rigor RM, Guno MJV, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 45 No 1, January -March 1996

Bioethical considerations in the cae of critically ill neonates. Purugganan HB, Guno MJV, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 44 No 2 April - June 1995

Impact of Filipino values on family decision-making: a Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU) experience. Guno MJV, Peralta MLU, Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Vol 55 No 1 January - March 1995

Grants and Awards

Professional/Research Chair in Infant Nutrition

Young Researcher Awardee of the Year
Philippine Pediatric Society

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
December 2000