MARCIAL, Melvin R.

MARCIAL, Melvin R.

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.

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Assoc. Prof. Melvin R. Marcial, MD, MHPEd, FPCP, FPSN

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

mrmarcial@ust.edu.ph

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Master in Health Professions Education (Summa Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2016-2018
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1986-1990
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1982-1986

Postgraduate Trainings  

  • Fellowship in Adult Nephrology, Chief Fellow, University of Santo Tomas Hospital – Manila, Philippines, 1996-1997
  • Research Fellowship in Adult Nephrology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital – Manila, Philippines, 1995 (concomitant with Chief Residency)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Chief Resident, University of Santo Tomas Hospital – Manila, Philippines, 1992-1995
  • Medical Internship, University of Santo Tomas Hospital – Manila, Philippines, 1990-1991 

Research Highlights

A. Book Publications 
A.1. Comprehensive Guide to Physical Examination is the first local publication on physical diagnosis in the Philippines that directs medical students toward proficiency in the proper, systematic, and analytic patient examination. It serves as one of the major book references on physical diagnosis (Medicine 1) of UST Faculty of Medicine second-year medical students and other medical schools. A dependable and timeless resource material for all lifelong learners. A book one can always go to review history taking and physical examination.

A.2. Daysog’s Atlas of Urinary Sediments results from 40 years of study and scientific investigation among urinalysis of Filipino patients belonging to well-distinguished nephrologist Dr Alberto Daysog. He documented the urinalysis findings of his patients by taking pictures and organizing these into a photo album, which he used in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows of nephrology. In 2000, in the early years of Dr. Marcial’s clinical practice, he collaborated with Drs. Daysog and Moral to formalize the much-valued urinary sediments photo album into a book (an atlas) to serve as a valuable guide to all clinical medical practitioners. Daysog’s Atlas of Urinary Sediments is the only local publication on urinary sediments in the Philippines

B. Clinical Research on Nephrology and Infectious Diseases
Several researches on the different aspects of nephrology especially on acute and chronic kidney diseases, renal transplants, urinoscopy, and glomerular diseases. Likewise, intensive studies on leptospirosis and enteric fever that helped in establishing recognition resulting in early diagnostic and therapeutic to these patients.

C. Medical Education Research 
Studies on medical education dealing with self-assessment videos, team-based learning, target-oriented clinical skill enhancement (TOCSE), teaching and learning activities (TLAS), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and evidence-based teaching (EBT).

Research Interests

  • Adult Nephrology
  • Urinoscopy
  • Dialysis & Renal Transplantation
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Book Writing

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Medicine 1 – Physical Diagnosis (2nd year Medical Students)
  • Medicine 2 (3rd year Medical Students)
  • Medicine 3 – Clerkship (4th year Medical Students)

Major Recognitions

  • 2023 Cardinal Ceferino Gonzales Award for Indexed Publications for UST A.Y. 2021-2022
  • Recipient of Special Award for Medical Education, Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), 2023
  • Recipient of Special Award for Research, Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), 2009 
  • Dangal ng UST Award, Gawad Benavides 20 years Service, 2021
  • Summa Cum Laude, Master in Health Professions Education, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2016-2018
  • Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) Annual Award of Excellence in Residency in Internal Medicine (PCP-Parke Davis), 1995
  • Asia-Oceania Young Investigator’s Award 37th Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting Yokohama Japan, 1997
  • Outstanding Research Achievement in Nephrology, Philippine Society of Nephrology, 2000
  • Outstanding Research Achievement in Nephrology (2x), Philippine Society of Nephrology, 1998 
  • Outstanding Research Achievement in Nephrology, Philippine Society of Nephrology, 1995 
  • Best Research Paper, Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), 1993

Professional Activities

Academic Appointment 

  • Associate Professor 4, Department of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery 

Present Administrative Appointments/Positions 

  • Chairman, Department of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 2021-present 
  • Member, Training Program Accreditation Board, Philippine Society of  Nephrology, 2018-present 
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Medicine University of Santo Tomas (JMUST) 

Past Positions  

  • Member, Philippine Specialty Board in Internal Medicine (PSBIM), Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), 2018-2021 
  • Chief, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 2018-2020 
  • Chair, Adult Specialty Board, Philippine Society of Nephrology, 2016 
  • Vice President, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Faculty Association, 2020-2023 
  • Faculty, UST Chapter, ERASMUS+ Project Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia (ODISSeA) in consortium with the University of Barcelona and Donation and Transplant Institute (DTI), 2018-2021 
  • Clerkship Supervisor, Department of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 2019-2021 

Hospital Affiliations 

  • Active Consultant, UST Hospital 
  • Active Consultant, Asian Hospital and Medical Center 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

A. Book Publications 

  • Melvin Marcial, MD. Author- COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 2015   ISBN 978-971-506-769-0 Editor: Angeles Tan-Alora, MD
  • Melvin Marcial, MD, Co-author- DAYSOG’S ATLAS OF URINARY SEDIMENTS. Anvil Publishing 2001 ISBN 971-27-1137-4 

B. Book Chapter Publications 

  • Melvin Marcial, MD, Contributor TEXTBOOK OF OBSTETRICS CHAPTER 62 RENAL DISEASES 3rd ED 2008 Published by: Association of Writers of the Philippine Textbooks of Obstetrics and Gynecology Inc. ISBN 971-92573-0-X  pp..947-965
  • Melvin Marcial, MD et al, Contributor,  member, The Leptospirosis Task Force (Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN) group) in collaboration with Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) and Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP). : PHILIPPINE CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON THE DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, AND PREVENTION OF LEPTOSPIROSIS. 2010 Published by Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) ISBN 978-971-94818-1-2C.
  • Melvin Marcial, MD, Contributor: PHILIPPINE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY (POGS) OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGIC EMERGENCIES HANDBOOK  2008 Published by: Philippine  Obstetrical  and Gynecological  Society (Foundation) Inc. Ma. Corazon Zaida N. Gamilla, MD  Editor ISBN-13 978-971-94602-0-6 Chapter 1:   Fluid and Blood Replacement Therapy in OB-GYN Hemorrhage pp.2-6
  • Melvin Marcial, MD  Contributor – HANDBOOK OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL EMERGENCIES UST FACULTY OF MEDICINE & SURGERY 6TH ED Benjamin Co, MD Editor Metabolic Acidosis pp.189-191, Uremic Emergency pp.192-195 Elsevier 2007 ISBN-13 978-981-259-730-4; ISBN-10: 981-259-730-1 

C. Research Publications in Nephrology and Infectious Diseases 

  • Transdiaphragmatic Leak Complicating Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Marcial, Melvin R.; Gulmatico, Joy M.; De Leon-Tan, Maria Ana Gracia B.; Santiago, Jonas; Briones, Bernardo B.; San Luis, Teofilo O. L.; Naidas, Oscar D. Phil Journal of Int Med 35(1):51-54, January-February 1997 
  • Methylguanidine: A Uremic Toxin. A Developmental Method Utilizing Ion  Exchange Resin Column Chromatography. Marcial, Melvin R.; Bernas Gloria C.; Lansang, Florinda S.; Valdeavilla, Paulette A.; Rosales, Libertad N.  Phil J Int Med 34(6): 223-226 November- December 1996
  • Clinical Application of a Locally Developed Serum Methylguanidine Assay: Its Use in Dialysis Adequacy and Uremia Assessment. Marcial, Melvin R.; Bernas, Gloria C.; Lansang, Florinda S.; Valdeavilla, Paulette A.; Rosales, Libertad N.  Phil J Int Med  41: 33-38 January-February 2003
  • Glomerular Diseases After Kidney Transplant. Garcia, Nina H.; Marcial, Melvin R.; De Leon-Tan, Ma. Ana Gracia B.; Anonuevo, Susan P.; Del Rosario, Erland; De Venecia-Tuazon, Teresita; Padilla, Benita S.  NKTI Proceedings 2(1):65-68, 1999
  • 2021 Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology clinical practice guideline for the treatment of gout Jose Paulo P. Lorenzo | Ma. Hanna Monica Z. Sollano| Evelyn O. Salido |Julie Li-Yu| Sandra A. Tankeh-Torres| | Melvin Marcial  et all  Int J Rheum Dis. 2021;00:1–14. doi:10.1111/1756-185X.14266
  • Enteric Fever at the Santo Tomas university Hospital: A Ten Year Experience. Marcial, Melvin R.; Coronel, Remedios F. Phil J Int Med 31(5):241-252, September-October 1993.
  • Santo Tomas University Hospital Report on Typhoid Fever. Marcial, Melvin R.; Dy, Emmanuel Edwin R.; Alora, Angeles T.; Coronel, Remedios F. JAMA Southeast Asia Supplement 10(3): 616-619, December 1994. (abridged) Phil J Microbiol Inf Dis 23(1): 34-49, January-June 1994. (unabridged)
  • Evaluation of Clinical Monitoring Device for Predicting Outcome in  Leptospirosis   Marcial, Melvin R.; Dy, Emmanuel Edwin R.; Alora, Angeles T.; Coronel, Remedios F.  Phil J Int Med 34(6): 227-234 November- December 1996 
  • Leptospirosis Revisited at Santo Tomas University Hospital. Marcial, Melvin R.; Dy, Emmanuel Edwin R.; Alora, Angeles T.  JAMA Southeast Asia Supplement 10(3): 389-391, December 1994. (abridged); Phil J Microbiol Inf Dis 23(1): 20-33, January-June 1994. (unabridged) 

D. Research Publications in Medical Education 

  • Marcial, MR (2020) Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: The best online learning and teaching practices in Internal Medicine Clerkship program of Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University Santo Tomas, Philippines. Journal of Medicine, UST 4(2), 479-485https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2020-0022
  • Marcial, MR (2021) Self-Assessment Video: An Effective Supplementary Learning Tool in the Development of Cardiovascular Examination Skills of Medical Students   Journal of Medicine, UST 51(1), 572-585 https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2020-0023
  • Mercado Asis LB, Garcia MVD, Balili CAV, Mendoza ES, Marcial MR, Ruiz ER (2021) Target-Oriented Clinical Skill Enhancement (TOCSE) Is an Effective Tool to Bridge Didactic to Clinical Learning: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of Medicine, UST 5(2), 687-698 https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2021-0160
  • Marcial, M. R. (2022). The Impact of Online Learning In The Internal Medicine Rotation Among Medical Clerks During The COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown. Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas, 6(S1), S50–S67. https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2022-SP07
  • Marcial, M. R. (2022). Online Team-Based Learning in Teaching Hyponatremia Among Medical Clerks of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines. Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas, 6(S1), S103–S113. https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2022-SP14 
  • Gomez, M. F. A. S., Zamora, L. D., Ablaza, P. J., Marcial, M. R., & Mercado-Asis, L. B. (2022). Target-Oriented Clinical Skill Enhancement (TOCSE) Builds Up Confidence of Fourth-Year Medical Students During First-Time Patient Encounter: An Effective Bridging Tool After Online Didactic Undergraduate Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas, 6(S1), S114–S125. https://doi.org/10.35460/2546-1621.2022-SP15 
  • Leilani B. Mercado-Asis, Melvin R. Marcial (2023) Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) in Medical Education: Addressing the Challenges of Bridging Didactic Knowledge to Clinical Application  Journal of Medicine, UST 2023, 7(1) 1205-1214 ; doi: 10.35460/2546-1621.2023-0041