About The Author
Karina is a medical doctor, experimental filmmaker, photographer, traveler, medical missionary, educator, researcher, and generalist-geek born and educated in the Philippines, now living in Houston, Texas.
She enjoys books, cinema, mountain biking, fishing, and foil fencing. Her curiosities include Aikido, Kundalini yoga, and Eastern and Christian meditation practice. She explores her passions and many interests in her posts—international medicine, technology, medicine 2.0, diplomacy, heritage, learning, practice development, proactive prevention, and global health. She also has continued learning interests in preventive medicine, aerospace medicine, age management medicine, genomics, neurology, human nutrition, “exercise as prescription,” and health informatics. She is inspired by the works of Larry Brilliant, Michael Crichton, Paulo Coelho, Bowen White, and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran.
She co-founded MadHut Associates, a research and consulting group exploring the intersect between evolving internet technology, health, and medicine. She is also an associate for International Medicine and Public Health at Medworm, a medical RSS feed provider and search engine based in the U.K. and a volunteer editor at MedPedia, a project that aims to build the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia for information about health, medicine and the body. She is an international volunteer physician with Health Teams International (China 2010, Haiti 2011 [hopefully!]) and institute physician for practice development at Cenegenics Medical Institute.
Dedicated to diverse, multifaceted, and creative learning, she completed various elective studies including Dr. Patch Adams’ Humanistic Medicine under multi-specialty mentors of the John M. Stang Memorial Medical Elective program at Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro, WV, Developments in Bioengineering Technology, Ethics, and Law, Cutting Edge Developments at the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, and Documentary Filmmaking at Rice University Continuing Studies in Houston, TX, Practice Development Training under Dr. Michael Resnick at Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV, workshops on International Medicine: Launching into Medical Missions at the University of Missouri Kansas City under the Institute for International Medicine in Kansas City, MO, and a research rotation in Aerospace Medicine under Dr. Sharmi Watkins at Wyle Space Medicine / NASA – Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
She also completed Physician Clinical Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine jointly sponsored by the Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation and Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, NV.
She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Toastmasters International (Mindspeak Houston), Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston as well as the Philippine Medical Association.
She welcomes you to some of her journeys in life and medicine.
Please proceed with a smile…
She may be reached at: storyofhealing (at) gmail (dot) com.