Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, M.D., MBA in Health
Eugenio Jose F. Ramos obtained his MBA in Health at the AGSB in 2008 (gold medalist). He is currently the Senior VP ( Medical Services ) of The Medical City, the only hospital he has been associated with since he first entered the hospital as a medical intern in 1980. As SVP of the Medical Services Group, he has responsibility over the medical quality and safety standards of the hospital, the professional development of its medical staff, and the development and management of the hospital’s medical services.
Eugene is a 1980 graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. He took up his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Medical City (1980-1084), and his fellowship training in adult cardiology at the UP-PGH ( 1985-1986). He is a diplomate and fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) and of the Philippine College of Cardiology. He was awarded Distinguished Fellow of the PCP in 1999, and became its 45th president in 2009.
Eugene’s medical career ran parallel to a career in the corporate world from 1988 up to 2006. He joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1988 as Medical Director. Immediately, he infused enthusiasm and introduced innovation in the manner by which the company defined its engagement with the medical profession. He was one of the very first in the local industry who spearheaded the concept of Medical Marketing for which he spent time in the BMS headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. His exposure to health care systems and leaders provided him a wide perspective of health economics and finance early in his corporate career.
Eugene’s value to the company as a leader was acknowledged early in his career. Even on just his second year as medical director, he was made OIC of the company on several occasions and at extended duration of time during the merger of ER Squibb, Inc. and Bristol-Myers Company. It was also during this time that the Medical Affairs of BMS assumed greater impact on the business. On his 10th year, he was promoted to the Marketing Director position – which he held until he left the company in September 2000. In January 2001, he was recruited by United Laboratories, Inc. to become the VP-GM of one of its divisions, Biomedis, Inc. in January 2001, a position which he held until June 2006 when he turned 50.
It was during his term as GM when he launched the Joy of Caring advocacy in 2003 and brought to the country the respected Dr. Hunter “ Patch” Adams to launch it. The advocacy was meant to address the particular need of the physicians to become healers, to find fulfillment by reconnecting with their patients above and beyond the lure of modern medicine.
Eugene has been a regular lecturer in the medical community on topics that have gone beyond cardiology issues. He has gone around the country delivering talks on the other facets of physicians’ lives other than medical practice. He has organized forums that tackle contemporary issues in health care and physician’s behavior.