Leoncio L. Kaw

Field of award: Surgery

Year awarded: 2009

Division: Health Sciences


In recognition of his significant research contributions on colorectal cancer (CRC), pill the 4th most common malignancy among Filipinos; for his landmark research work highlighting the peculiar clinicopathologic characteristics of CRC among Filipinos which brought forth important implications in the screening strategies and clinical management of these cases; and for being involved in refining techniques and expounding on the uses of endovascular technologies in various clinical situations.

Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of the Philippines College of Medicine

Office Address: Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, UP- Philippine General Hospital

Education: D (Medicine), UERMMMC College of Medicine; BS (Biology), Ateneo de Manila University