Dr. Melvin Remulla Marcial is a book author, nephrologist, researcher, and medical educator. He graduated from the UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery in 1990. Dr. Marcial had his Postgraduate Medical Internship, Residency in Internal Medicine, and Fellowship in Adult Nephrology at the Santo Tomas University Hospital. He was the Chief Resident in 1995 and Chief Fellow in Adult Nephrology in 1997 and had his Master in Health Professions Education (MHPEd) degree, Summa Cum Laude, in 2018 at UST Graduate School. He is an Associate Professor 4 and the Chair of the Department of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. He is a Life Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians (for Internal Medicine) and the Philippine Society of Nephrology. In 1995 the Philippine College of Physicians gave him the Award of Excellence of Residency in Internal Medicine. In 1997, the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine honored him with the Asia Oceania Young Investigator’s Award. In 2009, he was the Recipient of the Philippine Society of Nephrology Special Award for Research for his exemplary work and achievements in the field of research in Nephrology. In 2023, he was the Recipient of the Philippine Society of Nephrology Special Award for Medical Education for his exemplary work and achievements as an educator and book author. Together with Dr. Alberto Daysog, he published a book entitled “Atlas of Urinary Sediments” and has several award-winning publications to his name. In 2016, he published another book on physical examination, entitled “Comprehensive Guide to Physical Examination” by the UST Publishing House. As an academician, his passion and advocacy are to instill in future doctors the importance of correct and appropriate physical examination techniques and to let them think out of the box by exposing them to other possible alternative methods to prepare them globally. He is an active consultant in adult nephrology both at Santo Tomas University Hospital and Asian Hospital and Medical Center.