Michael L. Tee, MD, MHPEd, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development - UP Manila
Dr. Michael Tee is the current convener of the APLAR Special Interest Group in Genetics. He is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Rheumatology at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila where he also serves as the Vice Chancellor.
He has a masters degree in health professions education and a masters degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines.
Dr. Tee has just finished his genomic researches in systemic lupus erythematosus, a nationwide project funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Philippines. He also defined the normative value for the determination of sarcopenia among Filipinos in 2016. His interest in ensuring access and equity in health care delivery fuels his works on biosimilars and pharmacoeconomics. Currently, Dr. Tee is collaborating with University of California Davis to develop an innovative strategy to early detection of diseases in humans, animals and plant – a One Health concept.
Dr. Tee was among the 10 Abbvie Best Abstract awardees in last year’s 18th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Congress in Shanghai.
Currently, Dr. Tee is involved in the establishment of the new National Institutes of Health facilities in the Philippines.