About Us

Birth of the AACE-Philippines Chapter

 

"The AACE was founded in 1991 by a visionary group of leaders to serve as the active voice for clinical endocrinologists."

At the time, clinical endocrinology had no input to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), nor were clinical endocrinologists represented in the health policy-making bodies of most influential physician societies (i.e., the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine). To address this need, a steering committee of 26 clinical endocrinologiest from across the country accepted responsibility and dedicated a great deal of time and effort to creating AACE. Much care was given to choosing a name in order to reflect the organization's emphasis on providing practicing clinical endocrinologists an  avenue for the study of the scientific, social, political, and economic aspects of endocrinology consistent with maintaining the highest levels of patient care and standards of medical practice.

As the AACE membership grew and a lot of international members have been invited, different chapters internationally were put up. AACE Chapters in India and Nigeria were approved. So the night of the First Augusto D. Litonjua Professional Lecture in Endocrinology on March 11, 2005, Dr. Pauline Camacho, a Board of Director of AACE, who happened to be a recipient of the award, and Dr. Augusto Litonjua agreed to put up a Philippine Chapter. An exploratory meeting was also held in Washington on May 2005.

List of Officers and Board

Current Officers 2015-2016

Jimmy B. Aragon, MD, FACE
President
Reynaldo D. Rosales, MD, FACE
President-Elect
Robert Michael G. Gan, MD, FACE
Vice-President
Theresa Marie Valdez-Faller, MD, FACE
Secretary
Marie Yvette R. Amante, MD, FACE
Assistant Secretary

Board of Directors

Marie Gertrude I. Santos, MD, FACE
Raymond U. Oribio, MD, FACE
Jubilia Balderas-de Guzman , MD, FACE
Melanie Grace Valdez, MD, FACE
Rosario R. Bongco, MD
Francis Lee W. Ho, MD, FACE
Demosthenis S. Lumabi, MD, FACE

President Emeritus

Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua
(on leave)

Council of past Presidents

Gail V. Magtolis
2014-2015
Florence Amorado-Santos
2013-2014
Marsha C. Tolentino
2012-2013
Gerry H. Tan
2011-2012
Joy Arabelle Castillo-Fontanilla
2010-2011
Dr. Estrellita Fernando-Lopez
2009-2010
Dr. Honolina Serro-Gomez
2008-2009
Dr. George Tan
2006-2008