Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Johann Kim T. Mañez, MD, FACLM

Dr. Mañez is a Lifestyle Medicine professor of the newly opened College of Medicine in the Adventist University of the Philippines located at Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, one of the first few medical schools in the world with Lifestyle Medicine incorporated into the curriculum. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, one in History, Philosophy and Religion and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He finished his Medical Degree at the Manila Central University College of Medicine and initially underwent his first year of training as a resident of Internal Medicine at the Adventist Medical Center Manila, before deciding to shift his education, teaching, research and medical practice to Lifestyle Medicine.

​He is presently the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator and Lifestyle Medicine Consultant of the Adventist Medical Center Manila where they conduct both community-based (CHIP) and residential Lifestyle Medicine programs. He has conducted more than 400 seminars and lectures and several media appearances and interviews on Lifestyle Medicine and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors around the Philippines and several neighboring Asian and Pacific Island Countries. Dr. Mañez, together with his colleagues from Loma Linda-California, Manila-Philippines and New South Wales-Australia, recently published research on the successful outcomes of CHIP done in the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Sciences. He is a member of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, the first international Fellow in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a founding member of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and president and founder of the Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Apart from his professional life, he is an avid badminton player, loves the outdoors, and is very active in ministries under the Seventh-Day Adventist church .  He is a husband to Suzanne Glez Q. Mañez who is a plant-based chef and director of the Health and Wellness Department of the Adventist Medical Center Manila. Together they have three boys, aged 9, 7 and 4, and lead the children's choir of the local church. He plays a little bit of piano, guitar and saxophone and with his wife, composes music, prepares and cooks plant-based food and together, they love to eat and travel.
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