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Jose Abuel

Jose Abuel
AKA Dr. Jose Ignacio V. Abuel

  • 1st Filipino neurosurgeon to introduce ventriculography as a diagnostic procedure in the Philippines (1928)
  • 1st Filipino neurosurgeon to perform the 1st craniotomy for subdural hematoma in the Philippines (1928)
  • 1st Filipino doctor to perform the 1st abdominosacral resection of the rectum (Kraske operation) in the Philippines (1932)
  • Together with Drs. Jose Eduque, Andres Zavalla, and Pangilinan, they are the 1st Filipino doctors to perform a modified synchronous combined abdominoperineal operation (1935)


PGH Facts: Medical Firsts
Neurosurgery at the Philippine General Hospital Through Decades of Change
Surgery in the Philippines

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?