Dr. Michelle Vitug is a diplomate of both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. Prior to finishing her Doctor of Medicine Degree in Fatima College of Medicine in Philippines, she had clerkship rotation in Brooklyn Hospital, New York City. After graduating from College of Medicine, she taught Pathology and Physiology to medical and physical therapy students in Fatima College of Medicine, Philippines for few years.
She passed the United States Licensure Exams 1, 2CS, 2CK and 3, and was ranked number 10 out of 2000 examinees in 1997 Philippine Physician Licensure Board Exam. She also worked as Pathologist Assistant in St. Alexius Medical Center in Illinois. She is a current member of the International Fellow of American Society for Clinical Pathology, and Philippine Society of Pathologists. Aside from being employed as Clinical Pathologist in BVIHSA, she has been appointed by Road Traffic Act as the Blood Alcohol Analyst of the BVI. To regularly update herself in her specialty, she has attended conferences held by Harvard School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and American Society of Clinical Pathology.
She had her case presentation “Thymic Carcinoid with Oncocytic Differentiation” published in the Journal of Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand. Her research works include “A Comparison of Antigen Dipstick Assay with Quantitative Buffy Coat Blood Detection Method Using Blood Film Examination as the Reference Method in Screening Malarial Parasites.” (3rd place – Philippines Blood Coordinating Council, Tomas P. Maramba Jr. Award), and “Heart Lung Machine Generated-filtered Blower in Off Pump CABG: Effects on Coronary Endothelium.” (2nd place – Philippine Heart Association). She has certificates in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advance Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She has completed extensive laboratory management course with competencies in leadership, personnel management, operations, financial management, informatics and compliance in the Lab Management University with joint collaboration between American Society of Clinical Pathology and American Pathology Foundation.
Internship Fatima University Medical Center, Philippines 1995-1996 (150 bed capacity)
Residency Philippine Heart Center, Philippines – 4 years (2000-2004); Chief Resident; passed diplomate exams (Anatomic and Clinical) of Philippine Society of Pathologists