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Corbin Donnelly

Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua

Father of Philippine Endocrinology 

Founder of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine,  University of the Philippines

Weight Loss :
Quantity or Quality?


He is fondly called “the Father of Philippine Endocrinology” as he is the founder of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, now known as the Philippine College of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.  He is also an Emeritus Professor of the College of Medicine at the University of the Philippines. Dr. Litonjua has been a recipient of numerous awards, such as from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ “Most Outstanding Endocrinologist Serving an Underserved Population” and the  American College of Endocrinology’s “International Clinician Award” among many others. Dr Litonjua is an active consultant at the Makati Medical Center, Asian Hospital and Manila Doctors Hospital up to this day. He continues to oversee all the programs and activities of Diabetes Center Philippines- which he founded to create awareness for Diabetes  countrywide,  training diabetes educators from all over the country and the conduction of the yearly youth camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

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Dr. Cris Gerard V. Morena

Internal Medicine - Clinical Nutrition

Is it Worth the Weight :
The Truth About Time Restricted Fasting

Dr. Morena obtained his medical degree from the Manila Central University – FDTMF and finished his residency in Internal Medicine at the Makati medical Center. He took sub specialty training in Medical Nutrition in St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and serves as one of its active consultant. He also practices in Perpetual Help Las Pinas and South Imus Specialty hospital. 

Dr. Margaret Cristi-Limson

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist , Department of Obstetric and Gynecology , Makati Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP College of Medicine

The Butterfly Effect :
Thyroid Disorders and Infertility

Dr Limson  is a Clinical Associate Professor for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UP College of Medicine. She is currently the Secretary of The Philippine Society for Reproductive Medicine and is an active consultant at the Makati Medical Center. 

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Dr. Alvin Constantine Tin

Interventional Radiology, Makati Medical Center

Shining a Light on Thyroid Troubles:
The Radiology Revolution

Dr. Tin finished Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sto. Tomas and took his Radiology residency and sub specialty training in Interventional Radiology at the Makati Medical Center.  He is the current Section Chief of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology in the same institution, in which he is also an active consultant. He also actively practices in Manila Doctors’ MRI center, Providence Hospital and San Juan Medical Center. 

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Erin Wells

Dr. Carolyn Narvacan-Montano

Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Makati Medical Center

The Flipside:
Endocrine Toxicities of Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Narvacan-Montano is the immediate Past President of the Philippine College of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and has conducted various workshops and seminars in the field of Endocrinology.  She received her Medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas and underwent Residency Training and Fellowship in Endocrinology at the Makati Medical Center. She is currently the Training Officer of both the Section of Endocrinology of the same institution and the Department of Internal Medicine in Mary Mediatrix Medical Center in Lipa City.  

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Dr. Luzviminda Katigbak

Department of Psychiatry, Makati Medical Center

Embracing Authenticity :
Mental Health on the Gender Affirmation Journey

Dr. Katigbak is a Fellow of the Philippine Board of Psychiatry, specializing in General Adult Psychiatry and with extensive experience in Addiction Therapy. 

She finished her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas and took her residency training in Psychiatry at the Makati medical center, where she was also served as Chief Resident.  At present, she holds numerous clinics in Metro Manila and Laguna and has conducted numerous clinical trials since 2004. 

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Dr. Robert Michael Gan

Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Makati Medical Center

Scoring Big in the World of Sports : 
Performance Enhancing Hormones

 

Dr. Gan is the former president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists  - Philippine Chapter.  He is an active consultant at the Makati Medical Center and Metropolitan Center and is also the team physician of the Blackwater Elite Basketball PBA team. He finished his Medicine training in UERMMC after which he underwent Residency training in Internal Medicine in Makati Medical Center and Fellowship in Endocrinology at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia. 

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Mrs. Patricia Pronstroller-Tolentino

Management Consultant. Image and Branding Coach

Brand YOU:
Helping MDs in Establishing Medical Practice

Ms. Pronstroller-Tolentino earned her Diploma in Image Consulting from the Academy of Image Mastery in Singapore.  She is an Image and Branding Coach and has conducted several seminars on Image Branding, Gender Consultant Development Program, Ayurveda and Futures Thinking. She is also a Certified Facilitator in CESB, HURIS Programs on Leadership and is an accredited consultant in the Philippines Business Coalition for Women Empowerment.

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Tre Timms
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