Dr. Mario Bayuga Ines


Graduating from Mapa High School in Manila, I entered UP in 1955 with trepidation. The University’s reputation as the most difficult institution of higher education preceded itself. I was a happy-go-lucky guy who didn’t take his studies seriously. I played the field and enjoyed life outside academics. Finally, I graduated with a BS degree and at the strong urging of my family, I went on to medical school to become a doctor, graduating from UE from 1965. In 1966, I went to the U.S., with my new bride, Diane.

We settled down in Baltimore, where I completed my residency in OB-GYN both at Johns’ Hopkins and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In 1972 I joined the US Navy’s Medical Corps as a Lieutenant Commander. During my 21-year career with the Navy, my family and I spent time in Naples, Italy as well as the Philippines before settling down in San Diego. I retired in 1993 as Captain and Chairman of the OB-GYN Department at Balboa Hospital in San Diego.

After retirement, one of my former residents invited me to join the staff at Portsmouth Naval Hospital as a civilian provider where I stayed for 13 years until I retired from medicine completely in 2006.