PSDE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017
(From Left to Right: Dr. Yvonne L. Mina (Inducting Officer and Past President); Dr. Karl C. Yu Kim Teng (Director); Dr. Roberto N. De Guzman Jr. (Director); Dr. Julius C. Co Soriano (Director); Dr. Benjamin Gerardo A. Perez (P.R.O.); Dr. Marie Michelle S. Cloa (Treasurer) Dr. Mark Anthony A. De Lusong (Secretary); Dr. Dennis A. Ona (Vice President); Dr. David M. Banayo (President) and Dr. Russellini R. Magdaong (Immediate Past President). Not in the photo is Dr. Ma. Blanca O. Kua (Director) she was not able to attend the Induction Ceremony.
Current Board Members
DR. DAVID M. BANAYO
Dr. Dave Banayo is on his sixth year with the P.S.D.E. Board. He previously served as the Vice-President last year during which he organized the very successful 2015 PSDE Live Endoscopy Workshop featuring an "All-Filipino" line up of speakers and endoscopy experts and was the PSDE Overall Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 2016 Philippine Digestive Health Week. Dr. Dave has been a practicing Gastroenterologist for the past 13 years serving patients in both San Pablo, Laguna and Quezon City.
DR. DENNIS A. ONA
PSDE Over-all Chair, Organizing Committee for the 2017 Philippine Digestive Health Week
Chair, 2016 Annual PSDE Endoscopy Workshop
Chair, Committee on Scientific Activities
Dr. Dennis A. Ona is currently serving the board as Vice-President and the Chair of the Committee on Scientific Activities. As such, he is tasked with organizing the 2016 PSDE Live Endoscopy Workshop and serve as PSDE Overall Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2017 Philippine Digestive Health Week. He is one of several Board Members who are not based in Manila.
DR. MARK ANTHONY A. DE LUSONG
Chair, Committee on Membership and Chapters
Dr. Kitz De Lusong is currently on his fourth year on the PSDE Board and previously served as the Treasurer and Chair of Committee on Ways and Means/PhilHealth & HMO Affairs. He is now the Chair of the Committee on Membership and Chapters. His task is to work to promote and facilitate the formation of chapters which will serve to better plan and organize projects of the PSDE.
DR. MARIE MICHELLE S. CLOA
Member of the Committee on Membership and Chapters
Chair, Committee on Ways and Means/PhilHealth & HMO Affairs
Dr. Mitch Cloa is currently serving the PSDE Board as the Treasurer. She previously served as the PRO. This year, she is tasked to head the PSDE's Committee on Ways and Means and PhilHealth/HMO Affairs.
DR. BENJAMIN GERARDO A. PEREZ
Chair, Committee on Website
Member of the Committee on Membership and Chapters
Dr. Ben-G Perez is on his fourth time on the PSDE Board. He previously served as the Chairman of the Committee on Research and N.E.e.D project as well as the Committee on Constitution and By Laws and the Committee on Civic Action. He is tasked this year with spearheading the improvement of the PSDE website to make it more interactive and informative to our members. He is also in charge of the society's Facebook account.
DR. JULIUS C. CO SORIANO
Chair, Committee on Basic & Advanced Endoscopic Training
Dr. Julius Co Soriano is on his 2nd year on the PSDE Board and as Chair of the Committee on Basic and Advanced Endoscopic Training. He will continue to work in advancing the state of training in Endoscopy in the country. He is one of several Board Members who are not based in Manila.
DR. MARIA BLANCA O. KUA
Chair, Committee on Constitution and By-Laws & Legal Matters
This is Dr. Kua's second year as the Chair of the Committee on Constitution and By-Laws and Legal Matters. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Banayo, Dr. Ona, Dr. Perez, she is tasked with further reviewing the PSDE's constitution and coming up with recommendations that will help improve the PSDE. She is also another of the Board members not based in Manila.
DR. ROBERTO DE GUZMAN, JR.
Chair, Committee on Research
This is Dr. De Guzman's first year on the Board of the PSDE but he is no stranger to the membership of the society, having served as Chairman of the Joint Research and Research Education Committee of the Philippine Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) and PSDE for the past two years. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Hepatology Society of the Philippines where he serves as the Treasurer. He will continue to help the society in advancing the research capabilities of members and GI fellows in training.
DR. KARL YU KIM TENG
Chair, Committee on Civic Action
Dr. Karl Kim Yu Teng is another new member of the PSDE Board. He is tasked with organizing the outreach programs of the society including the Pamaskong Handog project of the PSDE.
DR. RUSSELLINI R. MAGDAONG
Immediate Past President
Chair, Committee on Nominations
Dr. Magdaong or Russell as she is popularly known is on her sixth year in the PSDE Board and currently the Immediate Past President of PSDE and the Chairman of Committee on Nominations. She has successfully served the society in various positions, including as President last year. Her continued support inspires the present board to work hard for the society's members and the patients we serve.