Dr. Santos is currently the Clinical Nurse Specialist Intern of Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital. He joined HMC in 2007 as an Emergency Staff Nurse. In the same year, He was promoted to the position of Trauma Database Analyst in the Trauma Surgery Department, which he held for six years. He was then promoted to Stroke Patient Pathway Coordinator in the Neuroscience Institute of the Academic Health System at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), a position he held for five years.
Dr. Santos holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree major in Industrial Education Management from the Technological University of the Philippines (2017), a Master of Arts in Nursing major in Nursing Administration (2011) from the Philippine Women’s University, a Professional Master’s in Nursing major in Medical Surgical (2003), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2001) from Western Mindanao State University. He is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Medical Surgical), licensed by Qatar Council for Healthcare Professionals (QCHP) and the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar (2019). He is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, licensed by the Mayo Clinic (2015) and a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN), licensed by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (2014).
Dr. Santos is both a registered nurse and a licensed professional teacher, titles bestowed by the Professional Regulation Commission of the Philippines. Prior to joining HMC, he served as a Staff Nurse at Western Mindanao Medical Center and then as a Clinical Instructor at Western Mindanao State University. He then served as a Staff Nurse at Al Noor Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and then as a Clinical Instructor at the Makati Medical Center, Philippines. At the Neuroscience Institute, he volunteered to lead the stroke education program for the benefit of the public, fellow professionals and patients.
Dr. Santos’ key contributions relate to the coordination of stroke care at the hospital and at national level. He has participated in numerous international conferences in stroke care in Dubai, Thailand, the Philippines and India. His involvement in research, as an emerging interest, led him to coordinate collaborative efforts between Thailand and the Philippines. He has also made important contributions to the welfare of the Filipino nurses in Qatar since 2008 through his work with the Philippine Nurses Association – Qatar, becoming President of the organization in 2016.