SUAREZ, Consuelo G.


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Professor Consuelo G. Suarez, MD, PhD, FPARM, RMSK, Research Supervisor…

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

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery | Research Center for Health Sciences

Academic Qualifications

Research Interests


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, 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 (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1982
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Gait Analysis
  • Obesity

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • Physiatrist of the Year, Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine – 2017
  • Gold Award in Research Publication, University of Santo Tomas – 2016
  • International Publication Award, University of Santo Tomas – 2016
  • 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
  • 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

  • Feliciano D, Gonzalez-Suarez C, Bernardo-Bueno MM, Malvar AK, Cua RC, Tan-Sales BG, Aycardo MS, Tan-Ong M, Chan R, Delos Reyes F. Effect of Collagen Hydrolysate as adjuvant treatment to exercise for knee osteoarthritis. PARM Proceedings 2017, 9(1): 4 -17.
  • 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

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