Reyes-Quintos, Maria Rina T.

Philippine National Ear Institute
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Research Areas: 
Ears, Nose, Throat (ENT)
Pediatric Audiology
Hearing Screening
Dr. Maria Rina Reyes – Quintos received her Medical Degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital. She finished her residency training in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology also in the Philippine General Hospital. She went to Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York and took two years of fellowship training in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. She stayed in Osaka, Japan for 3 months to observe cochlear implantation in the Osaka University Hospital. She finished her Master of Clinical Audiology degree a few years later under the joint program of UP College of Medicine and College of Allied Medical Professions. She also earned her PhD in Clinical Sciences from Radbaud University in Netherlands. She is presently a fellow of the Philippine Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Coordinator of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in The Medical City and one of the Program and Course Coordinators of the Master of Clinical Audiology Program in the UPPGH-CAMP. Her research interests include newborn hearing screening, hearing loss; implantable hearing devices, cochlear implant mapping and pediatric audiology.
Relevant Publications: 
  • Santos-Cortez RL, Chiong CM, Reyes-Quintos MR, Tantoco ML, Wang X Acharya A, Abbe I, Giese AP, Smith JD, Allen EK, Li B, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Garcia MC, Llanes EG, Labra PJ, Gloria-Cruz TL, Chan AL2 Wang GT, Daly KA9, Shendure J, Bamshad MJ, Nickerson DA, Patel JA, Riazuddin S, Sale MM; University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics, Chonmaitree T, Ahmed ZM, Abes GT, Leal SM:  Rare A2ML1 variants confer susceptibility to otitis media.  Nat Genet 2015 Jun 29. Doi: 10.1038/ng.3347. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Dr. Teresa Luisa I. Gloria-Cruz, Abner L. Chan, Charlotte M. Chiong, Erasmo Gonzalo DV Llanes, Maria Rina T. Reyes-Quintos, Ma. Leah C Tantoco, Nathaniel W. Yang and Generoso T. Abes .The Accuracy of the Hearing Screener Device as a Hearing Screening Tool in the School Setting for First Graders Aged 5-10 Years. OMICS – Otolaryngology Journal. Open Access Vol. 3 Issue 2, 2013.
  • Chiong CM, Cutiongco-dela Paz EM, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Tobias CAM, Hernandez K, Santos-Cortez RLS:  GJB2 Variants and Auditory Outcomes among Filipino Cochlear Implantees.   Audiol Neurotol Extra 2013;3:1-8 (DOI: 10.1159/000346271) 
  • Cabungcal AC, Chiong CM, Garcia MCM, Gloria-Cruz TL, Martinez NV, Reyes-Quintos MR, Romualdez JA. Acute Otitis Media in Children: Current Evidenced-Based Recommendations for Primary Care Physicians 2013. Manila Otorhinolaryngological Foundation, Inc. August 2013 (Editor: Generoso T. Abes, MD, MPH)
  • Reyes MRT, Chiong CM:  When do Aided Auditory Thresholds Reach the Speech Spectrum after Cochlear Implant Switch on? Acta Medica Philippina, Vol. 46:3(July-Sept. 2012) pp. 42-45