Thursday, March 21, 2013

DR. JOSEPH BALABAT HAS JOINED THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, AS THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION


Education Expert, Medical Doctor And Award Winning Writer Will Oversee Curriculum Development, Program Accreditation And Community Outreach Activities

Dr. Joseph Balatbat, fondly referred to by his peers as Dr. J, has joined the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, in New York City, as the Director of Education with more than fifteen years of experience in proprietary school supervision.

Dr. Balatbat is a pediatrician by profession.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Doctor of Medicine with high honors from the University of Santo Tomas Philippines.  He completed his residency training at St. Luke’s Medical Center NYC and became the chief resident during his last year of residency.

True to his commitment in anything that he is working on, Dr. Balatbat took and passed certification examinations in medical assisting (and phlebotomy technology) with the goal of understanding the programs being offered by the Swedish Institute – its focus, direction, and standards.  He has worked as a subject matter expert regarding curriculum development, test preparation, and book review.  Dr. Balatbat has earned many writing awards in the technical writing category from the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

As an academic leader, Dr. Balatbat oversees curriculum development and implementation, program accreditation, initiative retention strategies and engages students to participate in community outreach and service-learning activities.  He is passionate about faculty growth and professional development.

Dr. Balatbat firmly believes in giving back through community service by volunteering time at food shelters, and by engaging students and faculty to embrace service–learning as part of the student experience.  His undying support in research, raising awareness, funding campaigns, and finding a cure for Type I - juvenile (autoimmune) diabetes is immensely important to Dr. Balatbat.  He has been a staunch advocate in this cause for more than ten years.

Dr. J loves cats and is a huge Superman fan.