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Dr MANIO, Michael Magtoto

Dr MANIO, Michael Magtoto

  • BS, MD (Angeles University Foundation), MHPED (U of Santo Tomas), PhD (HKU)
  • Lecturer
L4-57, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
+852 3917 9433
+852 2855 9730
  • Teaching and Learning Biochemistry and Human Pathophysiology
  • Curriculum Development in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Ethnic Minorities Mental Health Well-Being
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
  • Cardiovascular disorders

Dr Manio had a 15 years of academic teaching and research experience, 5 years as a Resident Tutor at Shun Hing College and New College at The University of Hong Kong, and with four degrees with scholarship, honors and outstanding student in Leadership - BS Biology (AUF 98), Doctor of Medicine (AUF 03), Master in Health Professions Education (UST 08 CUM LAUDE), PhD in Biochemistry (UP Manila 10 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR) (transferred to HKU) and PhD in Vascular Pharmacology (HKU 14 POSTGRADUATE SCHOLAR).

In the academic world, he became the Assistant Professor in Medicine/Nursing at Angeles University and Holy Angel University, Philippines. The most recent was a lecturer at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

He guested and anchored different programs in radio like RTHK & DBC and in TVB Pearl Hong Kong. He tirelessly shares his wisdom and passion in writing when he became the contributory writer, with his monthly Health Column that tackles different health problems affecting the OFWs in Hong Kong. He was able to reach out with people and promote the importance of health in his column.

Dr. Manio created a service learning platform for the university students for domestic workers empowerment of women and the family through Health and Wellness, Law and Gender Equality, Nature and Environmental Sustainability, Culture and the Arts. His program for the community in Hong Kong has reached 20000 members and 150 students from 27 countries very unique and first of its kind.

Furthermore, he mentored the students at the University for the Leadership Development Goals at HKU Common Purpose and one of the lay leaders of the Ethnic Minority in promoting Mental Well-being.

Ethnic Minority Lay Leader Division of Public Policy Hong Kong University Science and Technology (HKUST)

Honorary Lecturer (Pharmacology) Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU)

Capacity Building Mileage Programme (CBMP) Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU)

  1. Grace Yi, LiLiu, Michael Manio, Carl Latkin, Brian J.Hall, G. (2020) The influence of housing on sexual and reproductive health status and service utilization among Filipina migrant domestic workers in Macao (SAR), China: A population survey. Journal of Migration and Health 2020,
  2. Joseph J.D. Robles, Yinping Liu, Jiamin Cao, Zheng Xiang, Yin Cai, Michael M. Manio, Eva H.C. Tang, Godfrey C.F. Chan. (2015) Immunosuppressive Mechanisms of Human Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in BALB/c Host Graft Versus Host Disease Murine Models, Experimental Hematology and Oncology 2015, doi:10.1186/s40164-015-0007-0.
  3. Yin Cai, Michael M. Manio, George P.H. Leung, Aimin Xu, Eva H.C. Tang, Paul M. Vanhoutte. (2015)Thyroid hormone affects both endothelial and vascular muscle cells in rat arteries European Journal of Pharmacology 2015, 747:18-28.
  1. RTHH Community Involvement Service (CIBS) Health & Mental Health Grant 2023/39th Quarter

  2. Champion of the Advancement of Women: Annual American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham): Women of Influence Award 2019
  3. Global Filipino in Health Education, Philippine Association in Hong Kong 2018
  4. First Place, Young Investigator/Scientist Award, 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, Institute of Cardiovascular Science & Medicine, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong 2012
  5. Most Outstanding Poster Presentation, 16th Research Postgraduate Symposium, The University of Hong Kong 2011


Last update: 2022-10-07