Deputy Executive Director, National Institutes of Health

Ma. Rina T. Reyes-Quintos, MD, MClinAud

Deputy Executive Director, National Institutes of Health

Tel 526 4266

Other Positions Held: 

2015-present Deputy Executive Director, National Institutes of Health, UP Manila 2005-present Research Faculty, National Institutes of Health, UP Manila, NIH UPM Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine Head, Section of Molecular Diagnostics, The Medical City Attending Physician, Philippine General Hospital Attending Physician, The Medical City 2006-present Consultant-Director, Molecular Diagnostic Section, The Medical City 2006-present Technical Consultant-Director, Microbiology Section, The Medical City 2006-2014 Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, NIH UPM 2005-2012 Laboratory Manager, NIH Central Laboratories

  • Masters in Business Administration, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, 2014 - present
  • Research Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, 2003-2004
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Philippine General Hospital, 2001-2003
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, De La Salle University Medical Center, 1998-2000
  • Doctor of Medicine, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, 1996.
  • BS Microbiology, University of Santo Tomas, 1992.

Awards 2003 ITREID Research Fellowship Award, Center for Global Health Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA 2004 Infectious Disease Society of American Travel Award for Excellence in Research Abstract 2005 Bill and Melinda Gates Travel Scholarship for 2005 Keystone Symposia 2006 NAST-DuPont Talent Search for Young Scientist in the Philippines (Citation in Infectious Diseases) given by National Academy of Science and Technology 2007 The Medical City Model Physician Innovator Award 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines for Medicine given by the National Academy of Science and Technology 2011 UP Manila Research Productivity Award recipient given by the University of the Philippines Manila 2011 Top 20 Young Physician Leaders Awardee given by the InterAcademy Medical Panel, Berlin Germany 2011 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee given by JCI Philippines

Recent 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