Paulo Campos Biography, Contribution To Science

Paulo Campos is a Filipino physician and scientist who is considered “The Father of Nuclear Medicine in the Philippines”.

Personal Information
Full Name – Paulo C. Campos
Birth Date : Date : July 7, 1921
Died : June 2, 2007
Birthplace : DasmariƱas, Cavite, Philippines
Brother : Jose Campos – Associate Justice

College : University of the Philippines (1945)
Course : Medicine
Post Graduate : Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and at the Medical Division of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies

Career Highlights
* Worked at the Philippine General Hospital
* Faculty Member and later Department Head, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
* Established the first Medical Research Laboratory in the Philippines at UP
* Initiated the construction of the first radioisotope laboratory in the Philippines
* Institutionalized the Comprehensive Community Health Program (CCHP)
Worked at the family-owned Emilio Aguinaldo College, a partner-institution of the Medical Center Manila which he founded
* Elected as the first President of the National Academy of Science and Technology in 1978

Contribution to Science
* Nuclear Medicine
* Research on goiter specifically the proposition that a genetic factor contributed to endemic goiter and that the main cause of goiter is iodine intake deficiency. He suggested as treatment the injection of iodized oil.

1988 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Famous Filipino Scientist and Their Contributions

See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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