Dr. Tomas Joaquin Mendez biography: 10 things about Filipino otolaryngologist

Dr. Tomas Joaquin Carunungan Mendez is an otolaryngologist, a doctor specialized in treating issues in the ears, nose or throat (ENT) as well as related areas in the head and neck. Aside from otolaryngology, he is also an expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

In 2019, two road rage videos showed how Mendez verbally abused two different motorists at two different times in the Philippines. Both videos went viral.

The victim in the first documented road rage incident was Crispulo Eusebio and the victims in the second one were husband and wife Santiago Paredes and Merly Paredes. Raffy Tulfo discussed the road rage incidents on his show “Wanted Sa Radyo” where the three victims shared their experiences with Mendez.

Tomas Joaquin Mendez
Tomas Joaquin Mendez

Mendez is based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. He is one of the doctors in Healthway Medical, a network of mall-based clinics in the Philippines.

Aside from being a doctor, Mendez also has what it takes to become an opera singer. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He is a Philippine Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery diplomate.
  2. From 2006 to 2009, he attended De La Salle University in Malate, Manila, Metro Manila where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology.
  3. From 2009 to 2014, he attended St. Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial in Quezon City where he earned his medical degree.
  4. On August 23, 2014, he took the Philippine Physician Licensure Examination and passed. The results were released on September 4, 2014.
  5. From January 2015 to December 2018, he was a resident physician at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.
  6. In 2018, he started working as an otolaryngologist. He and Cecilia Gretchen Navarro Locsin have a research on double ectopic thyroid gland in a 10-year-old Filipino boy, which was published in 2018 on the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Volume 33 Number 1.
  7. In July 2019, he joined Diliman Doctors Hospital in Quezon City as a consultant.
  8. On December 2, 2019, the Philippines’ Land Transportation Office issued an order directing him to appear at the Intelligence and Investigation Division of its main office in Quezon City on December 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. to explain why his driver’s license should neither be suspended nor revoked under the Land Transportation and Traffic Code or Republic Act 4136.
  9. On December 5, 2019, he went to the LTO’s office in Quezon City and submitted a sworn statement.
  10. He is in PhilHealth‘s list of accredited general practitioners with completed residency training in the Philippines as of January 31, 2023.

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