Dr. Teofredo 'Ted' Esguerra
Flight Surgeon & OIC
Dr. Teofredo ‘Ted’ T. Esguerra is the Expedition & Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Physician of the Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition Team and the Voyage of the Balangay. He is a Flight Surgeon and the Officer-in-Charge of the elite medical rescue team: The Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART) of the Philippine Coast Guard. He is trained on Urban and Wilderness Rescue, Aviation Medicine, Expedition Medicine for Tropical and Alpine Mountain Operations, Tactical Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Aquatic/Dive Medicine and high altitude medicine.
He is once one of the hosts of the new TV program of UNTV titled QUICK ACTION TEAM (Q.U.A.T.), which deals on the issues of life saving, disaster management, safety and rescue.
He is a certified American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor for the Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Consultant of the TAO Corporation Emergency Operations Center; the Medical Officer of the International Tribal Games; the Wilderness Doctor of the The North Face (TNF) international marathon events; the Medical Control for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) composite teams for the Guinness World Record marathon for the Pasig River; Head of the composite EMS teams of the Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM); and over-all Medical Control of the CamSur International Ironman 2011.
He is also a senior instructor on Technical Rescue, Advanced Life Support, Wilderness Rescue, Mountain Medicine, Mass Casualty Incident Management, and Tactical Medicine for the International Emergency Response Training Academy (IERTA); for the Coast Guard; for the Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician Course of Bright Center; and for some of the rescue organizations and communities around Southeast Asia.
He is an active member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA-USA), Aerospace Medical Association of the Philippines, Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), International Disaster Response Network (IDRN), International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM-USA), International Urban Search & Rescue (IUSAR-Singapore), National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR-USA), National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physician (NAEMSP-USA), National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT-USA), Physicians For Peace (PFP), Wilderness Medical Society (WMS-USA), and the World Association of Disaster & Emergency Medicine (WADEM-USA).
He is the founding Vice President of the Philippine Association of EMS Personnel (PAEMSP), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Search & Rescue Unit Foundation, Inc (SARUFI), the assistant Expedition Leader of the Balangay Expedition, and an avid supporter of the humanitarian and environmental organizations like the Knightsbridge International, Saving Lives Together, and the Kaya ng Pinoy Foundation.
He is frequently invited to talk on TV and radio, interviewed by print media and do lectures around Southeast Asia mainly on the topics of disaster preparedness, mass casualty incident management, high altitude and wilderness medicine, security and safety, advanced medical and technical rescue operations, and on the issues of the Balangay and Everest Expeditions.
He received numerous national and international awards and commendations for his outstanding feats in saving lives, in promoting humanitarian and pre-hospital care, in protecting the environment and in preserving the culture and the arts.
He can be contacted on these addresses:
Operational Medicine, CG Medical Service, Philippine Coast Guard,
139 25th st., Port Area, Manila, The PHILIPPINES