SUAREZ, Consuelo G.

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September 30, 2015 Suarez presents research outputs in the USA


Prof. Consuelo G. Suarez, MD, PhD, FPARM

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science, University of South Australia – Australia, 2006
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2003
  • Postgraduate Training in Sports Physiology, Hongkong Sports Institute – Hongkong, China, 1992
  • Residency in Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Santo Tomas Hospital – Manila, Philippines, 1991
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1982

Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Childhood and Emerging adult Obesity
  • Clinical Practice Guideline

Major Recognitions

  • Award for Excellence in Pain Research And Management in Developing Countries: Basic Science (International Association for the Study of Pain 2010)
  • Department of Health: Healthy Lifestyle Advocate , Institution Category (National Coalition for the Control and Prevention of Non-communicable diseases 2009)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Founding Member, Philippine Society of Clinical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • President, Sports Medicine Association of the Philippines
  • Reviewer,   Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, BMC Public Health, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, Archives of Public Health

Selected Publications

  • Gambito EDV, Gonzalez-Suarez C, Grimmer K,   Valdecañas C, Dizon J, Beredo ME, Zamora M. Updating Contextualized Clinical Practice Guidelines on Stroke Rehabilitation and Low Back Pain Management Using A Novel Assessment Framework That Standardizes Decisions. BMC Research Notes.2015, 8:643. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1588-8 URL:
  • Gonzalez-Suarez C,   Dizon JN, Fidel B, Cua R, Dones V, Lesniewski P, Thomas J. Determination of the Longitudinal Median Nerve Mobility  in different  Neurodynamic techniques. Hand Therapy first published online November 14, 2015 as doi:10.1177/1758998315617784
  • CB Gonzalez-Suarez, K Grimmer, I Alipio, EG Anota-Canencia, ML Santos-Carpio, JM Dizon,Liao L, Cabrera T, Martinez R, Berredo E, Valdecanas C, Yu V. Stroke Rehabilitation in the Philippines: An Audit Study. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development. 2015; 26 (3) 2015; doi 10.5463/DCID.v26i3.446
  • Gonzalez-Suarez C,   Dizon JN, Fidel B, Cua R, Dones V, Lesniewski P, Thomas J. Median Nerve Mobility Measurement using a Motion Tracking Analysis Program: A Reliability Study. Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice July 2015. Volume 13 (3). ISSN 1540-580X
  • Warren R. Bacorro, MD, Teresa T. Sy Ortin, MD, Consuelo G. Suarez, MD, Tito R. Mendoza, PhD, MS, MEd, Jocelyn C. Que, MD, Med.   Validation of the M.D. Anderson symptom inventory – head-and-neck – Filipino (MDASI – HN – F): clinical utility of symptom screening among head-and-neck cancer patients. BMJ Journal of Palliative Care   2015 May 3. pii: bmjspcare-2014-000787. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000787. [Epub ahead of print]
  • 6.CB Gonzalez-Suarez, MD, PhD, K Lee-Pineda,MSPH, N Caralipio MA, Karen Grimmer PhD, E Sibug, MCN, Z. Velasco, MSC. Is what Filipino children eat between meals associated with body mass index? Asia Pac J Public Health 2015; 27 (2): NP650-N661 DOI: 10.1177/1010539513491416
  • Gonzalez-Suarez C, Dones V, Grimmer K, Thoirs K, Milanese S, Atlas A . Radial nerve measurements in non-symptomatic upper extremities of Filipinos: A cross sectional study.   Muscle and Nerve 2015; 52: 568–575