Antonio “Tony” Leachon Biography

Antonio Leachon is a Filipino physician, former government official, health reform advocate, and social media influencer with more than 270K followers on Facebook.

Antonio Leachon
Dr. Antonio Leachon (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Full Name : Antonio Leachon
Nickname : Tony
Birth Date : July 31, 1960
Hometown : Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Family
Father –> RTC Judge Emilio Leachon Jr.
Wife –> Dr. Marge Leachon
Daughter –> Dr. Vana
Son –> Board Member Michael “Mikan” Leachon, Dr. Jolo Leachon
Brother –> Congressman Paulino “Doy” Leachon
Sister –> Marivic Leachon Aliac

Education
College : University of Santo Tomas
Degree : Medicine and Surgery (1985)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2020 – Special Adviser, National Task Force Against COVID-19
2018 – Member, Board of Directors, Manila Medical Services , Inc. (MMSI)
2016 – Independent Director, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
2012-2014 – Director of Information, Publications, and Public Affairs, University of the Philippines- Manila
1995-2010 – Medical and Regulatory Affairs Director, Pfizer Philippines
1993-1995 – Medical Director, Unilever Philippines
1990-1992 – Cardiologist, UP-PGH Medical Center
1987-Present – Internist, Manila Doctors Hospital

Affiliations
President, Manila Doctors Hospital Medical Staff Association
Former President, UST Medical Alumni Association
Past President, Philippine College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Physicians (2014)
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Thailand (2015) and Malaysia (2014)

Awards
2015 – RAPPLER Civic Mover Award
2015 – Most Outstanding Alumnus in Community Service by the UST MAAA in America
2015 – Ulirang Ama Awardee for Medicine
2010 – Outstanding Filipino Awardee in Medicine (TOFIL) by the Phil Jaycees Senate
2008 – Outstanding Filipino Physicians(TOFP) by DOH and Phil Jaycees
2006 – Distinguished Fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians

See also: Top Government Official under President Rodrigo Duterte

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