In no particular order, Dr. Ronnie Baticulon is a Filipino pediatric neurosurgeon, teacher, and writer. An Oblation scholar, he is a graduate of the seven-year Integrated Liberal Arts-Medicine (INTARMED) program of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency training in Philippine General Hospital, the national university hospital, and his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
He is back home in Manila, Philippines, where he has established his clinical practice in pediatric neurosurgery. He is also associate professor in anatomy at UP College of Medicine, guest faculty for neuroanatomy at Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, and lecturer for biochemistry at Topnotch Board Prep.
At the start of his internship year in medical school, he became a fellow of the University of Santo Tomas National Writers Workshop. His essays have been published in Inquirer’s YoungBlood, Rappler.com, Philippine Panorama, Health and Lifestyle magazine, and Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. In 2018, he won a Palanca for the title essay of his upcoming book, “Some Days You Can’t Save Them All” (University of the Philippines Press, 2019).
You can follow him on Twitter @ronibats, where he tweets about #neurosurgery, #medschool, #fiction, #DoctorWho, and other geeky things.