The 12 Candidates for the PHA Board of Directors 2014-2015

1. ABANILLA, JOEL M., MD 

2014boardcand1• Member, PHA Board of Directors and the Vice President
• Chair, Heart Month 2014 Celebration Committee
• Past Chair: World Heart Day Celebration Committee, PHA Registration Committee, Research Committee, Scientific Committee for PHA Annual Convention, Task Force on Governance Manual, PHA Continuing Education Program Committee, Sub-Committee; PHA Task Force on Community Service
• Responsible for the launch of the PHA's First Aid Guide for volunteer community health workers
• Former Member: PHA Councils on Preventive Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy and Cor Pulmonale, and Echocardiography,
• Former Editorial Member: Philippine Journal of Cardiology, PHA NewsBriefs and PHA NewsBeats
• Past President, Philippine Society of Echocardiography, Cardiac Rehabilitation Society of the Philippines and Philippine Heart Center Medical Alumni Society
• PHA Most Outstanding Resident Fellow in Cardiology in 1988

2. DE LARA, AILEEN CYNTHIA F., MD

2014boardcand2• Member: PHA Councils on Cardiovascular Imaging, Women's Health since 2009 and CPR since 2005
• Past Chair, PHA Council on Cardiomyopathy and Cor Pulmonale
• Served as Faculty during PHA annual conventions
• Chair, Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine, Philippine College of Physician
• Secretary, Department of Physiology, UST Hospital
• Past President, Medical Staff Association, UST Hospital 2010-2012
• Chief, Section of Cardiology, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center 2006-present
• Chairman, Department of Medicine, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center 2012-present
• Assistant Professor II, Department of Physiology and Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 2003- present
• President and Founder, Thomasian Heart Specialist Alumni Association Inc. (THESAA) 2010-2013
• Past Chairman, Credentials and Privileging Committee of UST Hospital 2011-2012

3. DEL ROSARIO, JOSE JONAS D., MD

2014boardcand3• Member, PHA Board of Directors and Director II
• Chair, PHA Advocacy Committee (2 consecutive years)
• Past Chair, PHA Council on Congenital Heart Disease
• Member of the PHA Council on CHD since 2005
• For the past eight years, actively involved in the Council's advocacy project Camp BraveHeart (help improve lives of children with CVDs)
• PHA Distinguished Scientist in 2007
• Served as Faculty during the PHA annual conventions
• Head, Center for Congenital Heart Disease of St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City
• Head, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UP-Philippine General Hospital
• Chief, Section of Cardiology of the Philippine Children's Medical Center
• Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
• Former Director, Philippine Society of Pediatric Cardiology
• Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee in the Field of Medicine in 2004

4. GANZON, MA. SIMONETTE V., MD

2014boardcand4• Past Chair and Member, PHA Council on Stroke and Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Head, Vascular Division, Heart & Vascular Institute, St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City (SLMC QC)
• VTE-Prophylaxis Head, SLMC QC
• Assistant Director (Vascular Ultrasound Section), HB Calleja School of Cardiovascular Technology, The Health Cube, Greenhills San Juan
• Past President, Philippine Society of Vascular Medicine
• Served as faculty during the PHA annual conventions
• Faculty, Foundation for Lay Education on Heart Diseases (FLEHD)
• Charter Member, Cardiac Rehabilitation Society of the Philippines
• Charter Member and Past President, Venous Forum of the Philippines
• Fellow, Society Vascular Medicine (USA)
• Worked for Vascular Disease Awareness. Presidential Proclamation No. 1321 signed in 2007 as Annual PAD Awareness Day every 3rd Sunday of July
• YIA 2nd place, 1993 PHA Annual Convention

5. GARCIA, HELEN ONG, MD

2014boardcand5• Member, Board of Directors and Director III
• Chair: Task Force on Community Service
and Lay Arm under the Committee on Membership
• Co-chair, PHA Committees on World Heart Day and Heart Month celebrations
• Socials Chair, PHA 45th Annual Convention
• Past Chair of the PHA Council on Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Served as faculty during the PHA annual conventions
• Lecturer at the Annual Refresher Course and Real World Practice Workshop for Cardiology Fellows in Training
• Past President, Cardiac Rehabilitation Society of the Philippines
• Training Officer, St. Luke's Medical Center Heart Institute in Quezon City
• Department Chair, St. Luke's Medical Center Stress Laboratory at the Global City in Taguig
• Former Chair, Outpatient Services Division of the St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City

6. JUNIA, ALEX T., MD

2014boardcand6• Member, PHA Board of Directors and Secretary
• Over-all Chair, PHA 45th Annual Convention
• Chair, Publications Committee
• Past Chair --- PHA Research Committee, Scientific Committee,
• PHA Advocacy Committee and PHA Task Force on Community Service
• Past President: PHA Cebu Chapter and Philippine College of Physicians Cebu Chapter
• Member, Organizing Committee during the 18th ASEAN Congress of Cardiology in December 2010 held in Cebu City
• Clinical Training Program Director, Cebu Institute of Medicine
• Finalist, Outstanding Research in Cardiology during the PHA Annual Convention in 2004
• Organized for the PHA Cebu Chapter --- post-graduate courses, BLS-ACLS trainings in different centers in Cebu, and World Heart Day and Heart Month activities
• Affiliated with Cebu Velez General Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, Perpetual Succour Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital and Visayas Community Medical Center

7. LAPITAN, RAUL L., MD

2014boardcand7• Member, PHA Board of Directors and Treasurer
• Chair, Scientific Committee, PHA 45th Annual Convention
• Past Chair: PHA Continuing Education Program Committee (initiated CORE-GIVe series), Sub-Committee on CEP, Socials Committee, PHA Committees on Advocacy, World Heart Day 2011, Heart Month 2012
• Sessions Coordinator, 2012 PHA Annual Convention
• Former Member: PHA Awards Committee and PHA Council on Hypertension
• Former Over-all Training Officer, Makati Medical Center Section of Cardiology (2006-2011)
• Chief, Section of Cardiology, Director of the Adult Intensive and Critical Care Unit, and Head of the Heart Station of the San Juan Medical Center
• Member, Philippine Society of Echocardiography
• Member, Makati Medical Society
• Affiliated with the Makati Medical Center and Asian Hospital and Medical Center

8. LEUS, AURELIA G., MD

2014boardcand8• Past Chair, PHA Council on RF-RHD (2006-2008)
• President, Philippine Society of Cardiovascular Catheterization and Interventions, Inc.
• Past President, Philippine Society of Pediatric Cardiology
• Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Makati Medical Center
• Secretary, Makati Medical Center-Medical Staff Association
• Philippine Heart Association CME Awardee 2005
• Most Outstanding Alumni Award UERM College of Medicine Alumni Association 2013
• Former Training Officer, Pediatric Cardiology, Philippine Heart Center 2000-2003 and Chief Fellow PHC 1992-1993
• Member, Philippine Society of Echocardiography
• Life member, Philippine Medical Association and Philippine Medical Women's Association
• Member, Makati Medical Society, Philippine Pediatric Society
• Affiliated with the Makati Medical Center and Philippine Heart Center

9. MONTEMAYOR, JOSE Jr. C., MD

2014boardcand9• Consultant, PHA Committee on Legislative Affairs
• Former member, PHA Committee on Ethics
• Past President and Member, Board of the Philippine Society of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions
• Former Chair of the Philippine College of Physicians Ethics Committee
• Member, PCP Legislation Committee
• Member, Philippine Society of Echocardiography
• Affiliated with the St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center and the National Kidney Transplant Institute
• Professor, Law and Graduate Studies (MBA, Ph.D and LL.M) at the San Sebastian College, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Palawan State University
• Associate Editor, Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine

10. REGANION, JUAN G., MD

2014boardcand10• Past Member, PHA Council on Coronary Artery Disease
• Sub-section Chief and Member, Hybrid Unit (Pediatric Intervention Section), Department of Surgery, Philippine Heart Center (PHC)
• Drafted, formulated and authored: Policy Guidelines and Code of Conduct of the Hybrid Unit Team Members, Department of Surgery, PHC
• Successfully done: 1st 8 cases of transcatheter closure of ASD and PDA at the PHC, 1997
• Oral Presentation, 1st of 8 cases of transcatheter closure of ASD and PDA, 1998 Philippine Pediatric Society Anual Convention
• Served as Speaker during the PSCCI Conventions in Holiday Inn, Clark Pampanga; Baguio Convention, Baguio City; and Taal Vista Hotal Tagaytay City
• Member, Training Faculty, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, PHC
• Conducted local and foreign medical missions: transcatheter device
closure of PDA, ASD and VSD: Cebu Doctors Hospital, Cebu City; Bicol Regional Training Hospital, Legaspi City, Albay and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

11. REY, NANNETTE R., MD

2014boardcand11• President, PHA Southern Tagalog Chapter for six (6) consecutive years 2006-2011
• Member, PHA Council on Electrophysiology
• Member, Philippine Society of Hypertension & Philippine Lipid & Atherosclerosis Society
• Assistant Professor, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
• Member, Residents' Training Committee, Department of Medicine, De La Salle University Medical Center (2011 until present)
• Head, Electrophysiology unit of the Cardiovascular Section, De La Salle University Medical Center
• Chair, Department of Medicine, Tagaytay Medical Center
• Served as faculty during the PHA annual conventions
• Participated in the review of CAD CPG and Mission Vision
• Organized BLS and ACLS courses and Heart Month, World Heart Day events for the PHA Southern Tagalog Chapter
• Contributed to the PHA NewsBeats
• Affiliated with De La Salle University Medical Center and Tagaytay Medical Center
• Principal Investigator for several ongoing international clinical trials

12. SISON, JORGE A., MD

2014boardcand12• Member, PHA Board of Directors and Director I
• Chair, PHA Continuing Education Program Committee
• Past Chair: PHA Sub-Committee on Continuing Education Program and Task Force on Community Service
• Past Chair and Member, PHA Council on Hypertension
• Research Coordinator for Hypertension, Council on Hypertension
• Former Editorial Board Member, Philippine Journal of Cardiology
• PHA Most Distinguished Award for Science in 2002
• PHA Young Investigators Award 1984
• Highest PHA CME Award in 2009, 2012
• Chair, Department of Medicine, Medical Center Manila
• Former Member: Organizing Committees of the PHA Annual Convention in 2003 and 2004, ASEAN Congress in Cardiology in 1998, Annual Philippine College of Physicians Convention in May 2001 and 2003, 13th Asia Pacific Congress in Cardiology in 2001
• Main author: Hypertension Prevalence (Presyon 1, 2, 3) and Target Organ Surveys in Hypertension in the Philippines (Phyton 1-4)
• Composer of PHA Hymn

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