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Domingo T. Alvear, MD, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lucas Riel B. Bersamin, MD

  • Diplomate, Philippine Board of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Assistant Chair and Section Chief of Advanced MIS, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

  • Training Officer, Consortium of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (Manila Med, OMMC, Manila Doctors Hospital, Capitol Medical Center, Amosup-Seaman’s Hospital

  • Member, Residents and Fellows Training Committee (Medical Center Manila, Bulacan Medical Center, Asian Hospital and Medical Center)


Atty. Domingo Cayosa

  • Filipino Lawyer and Educator

  • National President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) from 2019-2021

  • Legal Councel of University of Saint Louis (USL), an autonomous university in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province in Region 2


Prof. Yiu-Che Chan, MBBS, BSC, FRCS(GS), FCSHK

  • Graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1993

  • Trained on the higher surgical training program in South-East Thames Deanery, with awarded of Doctor of Medicine (MD) by the University of London in 2004 for research into immunological aspects of atherosclerosis.

  • Associate Professor in Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Hong Kong, based at Queen Mary Hospital.

  • Secretary General for the Asian Surgical Association from 2011-2018.


Stuart Clark, BDS, MBChB, FDSRCSEd

  • A Council Memeber of RCSEd (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • A full time NHS Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Central Manchester

  • He was elected Council in 2016

  • He is actively involved in examinations, education, the Regional Advisory Network and International Medical Graduates


Rodney B. Dofitas, MD, FPCS

  • Professor 6, University of the Philippines, College of Medicine

  • Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Philippine General Hospital

  • Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Society for Thyroid Surgery

  • Vice Chair, Philippine Board of Surgery

  • Regent, Philippine College of Surgeons


Jeffrey Jeronimo P. Domino, MD, FPCS

  • Assistant Professor, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine

  • Associate Director for Medical Affairs, St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City

  • Treasurer, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons and Philippine Society of General Surgeons Metro Manila Chapter

  • Past President, Telemedicine Network of the Philippines


Enrico Micael G. Donato, MD, FPSO-HNS

  • Residency Training, Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, East Avenue Medical Center

  • Fellowship Training, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

  • Head of Section, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, East Avenue Medical Center

  • Assistant Professor, Manila Central University College of Medicine


Alex Erasmo, MD, FPCS

  • Professor 2, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas

  • Past Chair, Department of Surgery, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

  • Director and Past Chair, Philippine Board of Surgery

  • Past President, Philippine College of Surgeons

  • Past President, Surgical Oncology Society of the Philippines

  • Past President, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Past President, Asian Surgical Association


Raymund Joaquin F. Erese, MD, FPCS

  • Specialty: General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Subspecialty: Upper Gastrointestinal, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Board of Trustees; Philippine Society of General Surgeons

  • Philippine Society of General Surgeons (PSGS MMC) Head Research Committee

  • Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) Committee on Quality Assurance and Patient Safety


Noel C. Evangelista, MD, FPCS

  • Medical Director, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Medical Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

  • Secretary, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Visiting Consultant in General Surgery, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Angeles City, Pampanga

  • Part-time Medical Specialist in General Surgery, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital


Henri Ford, MD


Mariano E. Giménez, MD, PhD, FSIR

  • Physician. School of Medicine. University of Buenos Aires. Argentina. –

  • Doctor in Medicine (PhD). Thesis grade: “Outstanding”. School of Medicine. University of Buenos Aires

  • Full Professor of Surgery. School of Medicine. University of Buenos Aires. - Chair of Excellence in Percutaneous Surgery, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Strasbourg, France


Liau Kui Hin, MBBS, M.Med, FRCS, FAMS


Cecilio S. Hipolito Jr., MD, FPCS


Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Director IRCAD Taiwan/AITS

  • Superintendent Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

  • Chief Central Superintendent Show Chwan Healthcare System

  • President International Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT 2023)

  • Honorary Consultant Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital

  • Clinical Associate Professor College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University


Kurtis Kim, MD, FACS, RPVI


Louie P. Lantano, MD, FPCS

  • General Surgery practicing in NCR

  • Masters in business administration Major in Health- active in hospital management

  • Former Chairman of the Department of Surgery- Medical Center Taguig

  • Former Medical Director of Medical Center Taguig


Chia-Ying Li, MD


Prof. Charles Chung Wei Lin, MD, FACS

  • Vice Dean IRCAD TAIWAN

  • Deputy Superintendent, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Show Chwan Memorial Cancer Center

  • Lecturer, Department of surgery, School of Medicine National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of surgery, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan


Jacques Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS, Hon. FJSES, Hon. FASA

  • Founding Director of the IRCAD and the EITS

  • Chairman of the Digestive and Endocrine Surgery at the University Hospital, Strasbourg


Manuel M. Mariano, MD, FPCS


Elmer Jose A. Meceda, MD, FAFNI

  • A Neurosurgeon, a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon,

  • A Pioneer Endoscopic Spine Surgeon in the Philippines,

  • Eloquence, New York Ambassador

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, UERMMMC, College of Medicine

  • Faculty Honoree, UERMMMC Opening Exercises and Recognition Day, Aug 2023


Paul N. Montero, MD, FACS


Ahmad Nassar, MD, FRCS

  • · Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow

  • · Former Vice-Chairman of the Education and Training Committee, EAES 2007-2011 and Scottish Representative /Member of Council, ALSGBI, 2004-08 and 2014-18

  • · Published largest series of laparoscopic bile duct exploration and choledocoscopy. Devised the widely utilised difficulty grading scale/ classification for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


Raghu Ram Pillarisetti, OBE, MS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSG, FRCSI, FACS, FRCST(Hon), FCSSL(Hon), FCCS(Hon), FASGBI(Hon)

  • Founding Director & Consultant Surgeon, KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases

  • Appointed Order of the Most Excellent Order of British Empire (OBE)

  • Dr. B.C. Roy National award (the highest award that can be achieved by a doctor practicing in India)

  • Honorary FRCS, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Honorary Fellowship, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland


Darwin S. Salonga, MD, FPCS

  • Assistant Section Head, Metabolic and Bariatric Section, Asian Hospital and Medical Center

  • Medical Specialist II Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center

  • Member, Committee of Continuing Surgical Education, PSGS MMC


Jose Antonio Salud, MD, FPCS

  • Specialty: General Surgery; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; Bariatric Surgery

  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UERMMMC College of Medicine,1993 - present

  • Residency Training Officer, Department of Surgery, UERMMMC College of Medicine (2004-2007)

  • Clinical Faculty, Ateneo School of Medicine & Public Health, (2007 –present)

  • Chairman, Medical Training Office, The Medical City (2001-2006)


Rey Melchor F. Santos, MD, FPCS

Head, Department of Surgery, New Era University College of Medicine

Chair, Research Center for Development, Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation

President and CEO, Philippine Obesity Control Surgery Team

Director/Governor, Philippine Board of Surgery

Director, Philippine Board of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Governor, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia

Founding and Past President, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons

Past President: Philippine Medical Association & Philippine College of Surgeons

Fellow: American College of Surgeons; Philippine Society of General Surgeons; Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons


Shailesh V. Shrikhande, MS (Mumbai), MD (Heidelberg), FRCS (Hon, London)


Maximo H. Simbulan, MD, FPCS


Jimmy Bok Yan So, MD, MBChB, FRCSE, MPH

  • Graduated from Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991. He received his surgical training in National University Hospital, Singapore.

  • Trained in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

  • Established a multidisciplinary program for Esophageal and Gastric cancers (Upper GI Tumour Group) in NUH in 2005.


Ian S. Soriano, MD, FACS, FPCS (Hon.)

  • Associate Professor and Director of Robotic Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery.

  • Surgeon Champion of the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for UCSF Health

  • Graduated from the UPCM Intermed program. Following surgical residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida.


Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, FSSO

Chair, Department of Surgery University of California, San Francisco, California, United States

Scott R. Steele, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, United States

Qing Ting Tan, MD, FAM, FRCS (Edin), MMed (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), MBBS (Spore)

Consultant, Department of Breast Surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Andrea Joanne A. Torre, MD, FPCS

  • President, Philippine Association of Training Officers in Surgery

  • Past President, Philippine Society of General Surgeons

  • Board of Director, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Training Officer, Bacolod Surgical Residency Training Consortium


Prof. Owen Ung, MBBS, FRACS, FAICD

  • Vice President, Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS)

  • A Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

  • Director of the Metro North Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute (CBCI)

  • Program Lead for the Breast Reconstruction at the Herston Bio fabrication Institute (HBI)

  • Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland Royal Brisbane, and Woman's Hospital (RBWH)

  • A Committed Clinician, Researcher and Educator


Juvie Villaflor III, MD


Chang Keng Wee, MBBS (Mal), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMM

  • Past Master of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

  • He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1979 and subsequently obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 1983.

  • Consultant General Surgeon, with special interest in Upper GI and HPB surgery, at the Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur

  • He was awarded Fellowships of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia I, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Academy of Medicine of Singapore.


Tamara J. Worlton, MD, CDR USN


Han-Kwang Yang, MD, PhD, FACS, Hon ASA, Hon ESA & Hon JSES

Professor, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Cheng-Har Yip, MB, BS, FRCS(Edin)(Glas)

  • Currently a Consultant Breast Surgeon in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care in Malaysia

  • Lead Clinician for the breast cancer research program in Cancer Research Malaysia.

  • Conferred Professor Emeritus by the University of Malaya in Oct 2016.

  • First woman President of the College of Surgeon of Malaysia.

  • Currently the President of the International Society of Surgery.


Samuel Vincent G. Yrastorza, MD

  • Associate Professor UERMMMCI College of Medicine

  • Past President Philippine Urological Association

  • Immediate Past secretary General Federation of ASEAN Urological Association

  • Founding President European Association of Urology Philippine Chapter

  • Chair, Asian Urology Residents course

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