DR. PATRICIA VELEZ-GAID of Cagayan de Oro City has been named as among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Outstanding Sillimanian Award.
Dr. Gaid was recognized in the field of Pediatrics and specifically for her advocacy for special children and early detection of cancer. She was responsible for the creation of the Chemotherapy Unit of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center which has become a satellite center for the early detection of cancer, specifically Retinoblastoma.
Patsy as she is fondly called, was a Pre-Med cum laude graduate of Silliman University in 1971 before proceeding to the University of the Philippines to take up Medicine.
More details in the award HERE.