Alvin Marcelo is a general and trauma surgeon by training who is currently a director of the Asia eHealth Information Network. At the University of the Philippines Manila, Dr Marcleo held various posts such as director of the National Telehealth Center and Chief of the Medical Informatics Unit. He co-established the Master of Science in Health Informatics program and conducted local and international research in the field of eHealth and health information systems development. He took his postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland with research interests in telepathology, mobile computing, and bibliometric analysis of MEDLINE content. Dr Marcelo is certified in the governance of enterprise IT (CGEIT), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Archimate, and COBIT5 Implementation.