Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Maria Lourdes G. Banaad-Omiotek, MD

Title: Medical Doctor in Utilization Management

Company: United Healthcare

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States




  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Ateneans USA (director, scholarship program, 2017-present)
  • Ateneo de Manila University (director, scholarship program, 2017-present)
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
  • Philippine College of Physicians
  • University of the East
  • World Seido Karate Organization (Shodan, 2009-present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2019)
  • Recipient, Black Belt (2020, 2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018-2019)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Inductee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2017)
  • Honoree, Via Times Hall of Fame for Excellence in Medicine, CPRTV Channel, Via Times (2017)
  • Honoree, Most Outstanding Resident, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL (2003-2004)
  • Co-author, “Current liver biopsy practices for suspected parenchymal liver diseases in the United States: The evolving role of radiologists,” American Journal of Gastroenterology (2002)
  • Co-author, “Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Preferences About Donation Outside the Medical Community,” Liver Transplantation (2001)
  • Co-author, “Differing attitudes towards virtual and conventional colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening: Surveys among primary care physicians and potential patients,” American Journal of Gastroenterology (2001)
  • Co-author, “Liver biopsy practices in the United States,” American College of Gastroenterology (2001)
  • Co-author, “Patient’s Values for Health States Associated With Hepatitis C and Physicians’ Estimates of Those Values,” American Journal of Gastroenterology (2001)
  • Co-author, “Universal precaution practices of gastrointestinal endoscopy personnel,” American College of Gatroenterology (2001)

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