Dr. Margarita Manahan from Parañaque City got the highest score in the licensure examination given by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation last August in the US.
In recognition of her significant achievement, the Board will present her the 2011 Dr. Earl C. Elkins Award during the Forty-Third Walter J. Zeiter Lecture and Awards Ceremony on November 19, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The award is in honor of Dr. Elkins, a pioneer physiatrist.
Dr. Manahan also earned the distinction of being the first Filipino to become Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Dr. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where she had her residency training in 2008-2011. She also did well as resident in Internal Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2005-2008.
Dr. Manahan is a graduate of Doctor of Medicine, cum laude, from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and Physical Therapy, cum laude, also from the same school. She also graduated with honors in high school from Colegio San Agustin in Dasmarinas Village, Makati City.
Her two sisters, Dr. Maria Ana Nath and Dr. Charito Manahan Santos, also graduated with honors from the College of Medicine and Surgery in UST and are both presently attending physicians in the US.
Dr. Manahan is a daughter of Rosendo “Manny” Manahan and Felicitas B. Manahan of Parañaque City.