Dr. Jean Alcober

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2013

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Radiologist at Binakayan Hospital and Medical center, New Era General Hospital

My 2-weeks observation was a different experience. It gave me an insight of how Radiology residents were trained in Korea. MSK ultrasound is never an easy task and you cannot cover everything granting time constraints. But I was overjoyed that I was given the opportunity to observe, ask and learn. Truly there is a vast horizon waiting for us to discover and be part of history as these experiences will truly inspire us to do the thing that we love the most – Radiology.”

Dr. Anna Lyn Corneja-Egwolf

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2012

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Founding officer (PRO for International relations) and member of Philippine Society of Abdominal Radiology
Officer (Auditor), PSUCMI 2018-present Member, Ultrasound Fellowship Training Council, Philippine College of Radiology

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Ultrasound Fellowship Training Officer,
Institute of Radiology,
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City Breast Imaging Specialist, member of Residency Training Council and Research Committee, Department of Radiology,
University of Sto. Tomas Hospital Member, Research Committee, Institute of Radiology, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City

Being a member of PSUCMI qualified me to apply for a KSUM scholarship and had my observership /preceptorial at Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. There, I learned new ultrasound techniques not yet available in our country at that time, such as fusion guided imaging, CEUS, HIFU, and also RFA techniques for liver and thyroid masses, using their own patented RFA electrode. These innovations are fueled by research largely supported by private and government agencies. This inspired me to pursue more knowhow about these innovations particularly CEUS and fusion guided imaging. As a society, PSUCMI, promotes the use of new ultrasound techniques with the help of its international partner societies by sharing their experts’ knowledge and experience through conferences and hands-on workshops. I am thankful and want to encourage others to explore what the world has to offer in the field of ultrasound.

Dr. Daisy Jara-Dulnuan

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2010

Current Hospital Affiliation:

Medical specialist 4, Region 2 Trauma and Medical Center
Medical specialist 3, Southern Isabela Medical Center
Medical Specialist III, PLTC Luis A. Tiam Medical Center
Clinical Director, PLTCI, Luis A. Tiam Medical Center
Active Perinatology Consultant, Salubris Medical Center and Mission Group and Hospital Services
Professor, College of Medicine and Surgery PLT College and Cagayan State University 

The JSUM scholar experience has taught me a lot of things not only in ultrasound but also in the proper conduct of research, exposure to innovations in OB-Gyne practice and Japan Medical University education and was able to assimilate a culture that can make you compete with the world.

Dr. Dennis John Ortiga

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2003

Current Hospital Affiliation:

High risk pregnancy specialist & perinatal Sonologist, San Pedro Hospital of Davao City, Inc. (Past Chairman, 2 terms)
Davao Regional Medical Center, Tagum City
Brokenshire Health Ministries, Inc. Davao City
Metro Davao Medical and Research Center (Chairman, Dept. of OB-Gyn)

My two and a half year of fellowship training in Perinatology and Ob-Gyn Ultrasound at the Perinatal Center of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) ended mid of 2000 only to embark on another journey. From thereon I was sent by Dr. Corazon Yabes Almirante to hone my training in Perinatology and Fetal Ultrasound at the National Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) in Osaka, Japan. Dr. Almirante had closed ties with renowned speakers all over the world and I was fortunate and humbled to be the first Filipino scholar granted by the Japan Society of Ultrasonics In Medicine to train under the tutelage of no other than the head of the Perinatal Center of NCVC Dr. Yoshihide Chiba. During my stint in Japan from July 3, 2000 to December 25, 2000 I was not only exposed to doing fetal and neonatal ultrasound, but to repeated amniocentesis and amnioinfusion procedures as well. With NCVC being a research-oriented Center I was given the opportunity to be a primary author of 2 case reports pertaining to fetal dextrocardia and fetal isomerism. The first was published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal Medicine October of 2001; the latter in a Japan Ultrasonics Journal (as I was told so). I will forever be indebted to my mentors and seniors who not only served as one of the founding members of the Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine, Inc. (PSUCMI) but who also served as officers and contributors to the growth and stability of this Society. Much of what they have done has made me what I am today in the practice of my profession. More power to PSUCMI! Stay safe everyone!”

Dr. Ricardo Quintos

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 1999

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Member, Board of Governors, Philippine College of Surgeons Associate Editor, Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties Professor of Physiology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine Former President of:
-Philippine Society Ultrasound for Surgeons Inc.
-Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine Inc

Current Hospital Affiliation:

Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular/ Endovascular Surgery at Cardinal Santos Medical Center - Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Inc.
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Director, Vascular and Woundcare Clinic
Chief, Integrated Vascular Services Complex, National Kidney and Transplant Institute
Consultant, Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Makati Medical Center

I am proud to say I was the first fellow in National Cardiovascular Center in 1999, not under JSUM but under JISTEC; not yet under Prof. Chiba but under Prof. Niimi. We hadn’t organized PSUCMI and PSUS yet then, but that paved the way for the subsequent fellowship slots secured for Philippines.

Dr. Maria Asuncion Relampagos- Navoa

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2011

Current and past positions: 

Chairman , Radiology Department , East Avenue Medical center, 2010 to present
Chairperson, Philippine Board of Ultrasound, 2005
Member, Philippine Board of Ultrasound, 2003-2005
Vice President, Ultrasound Society of The Philipines, 1998-1999
Secretary, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, 1987-1998
Member, Board of Directors, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, 1996-1997
Auditor, Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical medicine, Inc. 2009-2011

Dr. Marvin Tamaña

Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
(KSUM) scholar 2010

Current Hospital Affiliation:

Philippine Heart Center - Head, Division of Cardiovascular Radiological Sciences
Veterans Memorial Medical Center - Medical Specialist III
De la Salle University Medical Center - Visiting Medical Interventional Radiologist
Fatima University Medical Center -Visiting Medical Interventional Radiologist