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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

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

Council of past Presidents

Gail V. Magtolis
Florence Amorado-Santos
Marsha C. Tolentino
Gerry H. Tan
Joy Arabelle Castillo-Fontanilla
Dr. Estrellita Fernando-Lopez
Dr. Honolina Serro-Gomez
Dr. George Tan

Current Officers 2015-2016

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

President Emeritus

Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua
(on leave)