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HISTORY (Updated 2020)

By:

Jose S. Pujalte, Jr., MD, FPOA (POA President – 2009)
Paul Ruel C. Camiña, MD, FPOA (POA President – 2020)
Frederic Joseph F. Diyco, MD, FPOA (POA Secretary – 2020)

The Philippine Orthopaedic Association, Inc (POA) was formerly known as the Philippine Society for Trauma and Orthopaedics.  The first set of officers was inducted into office on December 11, 1949 at the Conference Room of the Philippine General Hospital.  The officers were Drs. Jose V. Delos Santos as President, Ambrosio F. Tangco as VICE - PRESIDENT, Augusto S. Besa as Secretary-Treasurer and Rodolfo P. Gonzales, Trustee.  They were elected by a small group of practicing orthopaedic surgeons at that time.  Dr. Januario Y. Estrada, Sr., then the President of the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS), inducted them into office.  Likewise, Drs. Basilio J. Valdes, Buenaventura J. Canto, Jr. and Benjamin V. Tamesis were inducted as fellows and members.

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To date, the Association has been managed by 59 presidents since 1972.

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MISSION

To advance the art and science of orthopaedics by promoting excellence in research, training, and service.

VISION

A national organization of qualified, competent and compassionate orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to the advancement of research, training, and service to the highest standards.

CORE VALUES

God Fearing; Ethical; Professional; Compassionate; Socially Conscious

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POA BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2023

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TRUSTEES

POA SUBSPECIALTY SOCIETIES

POA Surgeons also offer specialized treatment for particular diseases in the different areas of the musculoskeletal system. There are twelve (12) POA Subspecialties as of the moment. 

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POA CHAPTERS

The Philippine Orthopaedic Association is composed of six (6) chapters strategically located all over the country to functionally bring forth a more localized approach to serve better our Filipino patients.

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Secretariat Staff

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Celia Rigor

(Office Manager)

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Weng Pandio

(Executive Secretary)

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Eden Ladrica

(Secretary)

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Moises Manalo

(Utility)

Secretariat Office

Philippine Orthopaedic Association, Inc.

Mezzanine Floor

Philippine Orthopedic Center

Maria Clara corner Banawe Sts., Quezon City, Philippines

Tel. +63289266816

Email: philorthopaedic@gmail.com

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