Dr. Jesusa T. Catabui
Acting Director
University Health Service
Dr. Jesusa T. Catabui, UP Diliman University Health Service Acting Director, has a clear vision as to towards where to propel the campus health facility—to develop the UHS as a model primary care hospital that will help ensure an academic community of sound mind and bodies, empowered to make healthy choices, and with ready access to appropriate heath services.

Consistent with UPD Chancellor Michael Tan’s ‘boldness of vision’, Dr. Catabui hopes to develop UHS as a model health care facility by completing its modernization as a primary hospital that has adequate staff, competent specialists and ‘state of the art’ facilities.

With the UHS’ evolving function from a student clinic to a community health care facility, Dr. Catabui brings an advantage to the UHS, having served as UHS Public Health Unit’s headfrom 2007 to 2012. She projects in the long term the improvement of the facility’s preventive services both for students and staff, and further strengthening its public health services.

Serving in a health care facility of an academic institution has been Dr. Catabui’s profession for three decades now. She has been with the UHS since 1990. Consequently, she had practiced as a clinic physician at the Miriam College from 1993 to 2005. Earlier, she served as clinic physician as well in Isabela State University from 1984 to 1989.

Dr. Catabui also aims to broaden the range of available curative services in the UHS by expanding the existing secondary health care services with the addition of new medical specialists. She also hopes to set up clinics for physical rehabilitation and alternative medicine practice such as acupuncture.

The physician-director is a diplomate in pediatrics of the Philippine Pedriatric Society. A loyal daughter of UP, she took her elementary education in UP Elementary School, her B.S. Zoology degree as Magna cum laude in UP Diliman and her medicine degree in UP College of Medicine. She also did her fellowship in the UP Philippine General Hospital.