Dr Gauguin Gamboa holds a Doctor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from his home country’s premier university, the University of the Philippines. He completed his primary orthopaedic training at the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s national tertiary facility. He graduated from orthopaedic training with top honours, having been awarded the “Chairman’s Cup” in 2004, a distinction awarded to the trainee who has exhibited the most exemplary performance in service, training, and research.
Dr Gamboa was also named among the country’s top orthopaedic trainees in his last two years in training. Before he graduated, Dr Gamboa had won three consecutive National Research Forums, as well as three intra-hospital orthopaedic research forums. In 2003, he was awarded by the National Institute of Health as one of the most outstanding researchers in the field of medicine – encompassing the various areas. In 2005, Dr Gamboa successfully passed his Fellowship examinations as the national board 'topnotcher' and gold medalist. He then went on to be his country’s representative in the ASEAN Junior Traveling Fellowship.
From 2005 to 2006, Dr Gamboa trained under Dr Morgan as his Fellow in Bone and Cartilage Transplantation and Joint Revision Surgery before working as an orthopaedic surgeon in Toowoomba, where he successfully passed the Australian Fellowship Examinations in 2009. Dr Gamboa is currently a Fellow of the Australiasian College of Surgeons of Australia and the Philippine Orthopaedic Association. He is also a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroplasty Society of Australia, the Hip Preservation Society and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopists. Dr Gamboa is also a member of the various Medico-Legal Societies.