Dr. Enriqueta C. Mayuga was born in the Philippines on Decembe18, 1937. She obtained.her medical degree from the University ofSru1to Tomas. Her residency training led her to Harlem Hospital, Rochester General Hospital and the University of Texas in San Antonio, including her fellowship in the same institution. She is a diplomate in Obstetrics/Gynecology and has been in private medical practice for more than four and a half decades.
Dr. Mayuga comes from an illustrious family. Both parents, Dr. Joaquin Cartagena, a pioneering physician, and Rosario Vendivil, a pharmacist and leading educator, were political and public figures. She is the youngest of five siblings.
Having lived through the remnants of the second World war, some of the episodes in her book, "Immigrant at Peace- a Woman Physician Reflects "published in 1997, bears her impressions and experiences. As a medical physician in training at the heart of the civil rights struggle, her medical odyssey has spanned a 34 year period, culminating
in her private practice in Pasco, Washington. She is first board certified Filipino Ob/Gyn
Practitioner in the State of Washington. She is published in eight poetry anthologies in the U.S. She is also the author of five books. The last two books: Splintered Dreams, Blades of Truth, Shafts of Sunlight and Landscape of a Challenged Life have garnered Honorable mention on The Great Southwest Author's Competition in 2012.
Dr. Mayuga is an active civic, cultural, and religious leader who works with total dedication and with a sense of mission. She has written essays, critiques and observation on social and political topics., including issues on health care. She has two children,
a physician and an educator, and is married to Dr. Simeon Mayuga. They live in Pasco,