Vivien Abad, MD, MBA, Class 1972B
Sleep Medicine, Retired.
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Founding Director and Chair of the Sleep Medicine Clinic at Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
She enjoys social dance, oral poetry interpretation, traveling, and eclipse chasing.
Karen Kaye Bazar
Nicolo L Cabrera, M.D., Class 2012
Nico trained in Internal Medicine and served as Chief resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Received his fellowship and served as chief fellow at the University of Texas in Houston.
Specialized in transplant and immunocompromised host infectious diseases at Stanford in Palo Alto.
Currently a member of faculty at Washington University in St Louis, MO.
Cecilia Cortes-Rogers, M. D., Class 1972A
President NJNYCT Chapter 1993-1995
Editor UPMASA Journal 1994-1996
Co-author: First 25 Years of UPMASA, a commemorative book published in 2005
Fe E. Diolazo-Festin, M.D. Class 1979
Practice-Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry
Practices at Boston VA Healthcare System/Harvard/BUSM and Lifestance Health, MA
President: Upstate New York-New England Chapter, Host of the UPMASA 2022 Annual Grand Convention
“During my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and volunteering for non-profit organizations.”
Agnes Dominguez-Mejia, M.D. Class 1977
Former Dean, UP college of Medicine
Member of the Philippine College of Physicians, the Philippine Society of Nephrology, the Philippine Society of Hypertension and the Philippine Lipid Society.
Carminia Edralin-Davidsohn, M.D., Class 1987
Managing Physician at the Kelsey-Sebold Clinic in Houston, Texas.
She is an internist who loves dogs, gardening, creative writing, photography, scrapbooking and travel.
Rachel Espiritu, MD, Class 2002
UPMASA Assistant Treasurer
She is an endocrinologist at Summa Health System in Akron, OH who enjoys Zumba, crocheting, and hiking with her family.
Jessie Imelda Foronda-Walde, M. D.
Director, University Health Service, Los Banos Laguna
Finished her Family Medicine Residency at UP-PGH
Masters in Hospital Services Administration from the Ateneo Business School
Merlyn Gille-Moore, M.D. UPCM Class 1977
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Retired
Lives in Ohio
Maya Sofia Gittelman
A Filipina-American New Yorker
Reviews books and other media at Tor Dot Com and BookReporter
Former events and special projects manager at a Manhattan branch of Barnes & Noble
She now works in independent publishing. She is interviewing Filipina-Americans on their stories for a book on triumph and belief and is currently at work on a novel.
Victoria L. M. Herrera, M.D. , Class 1978
Professor of Medicine
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Associate Director for Medicine, BU Nanotechnology Innovation Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Eusebio C. Kho, M.D., Class 1960
Retired Colonel, US Army
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Veteran, Operation Desert Storm
Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, Class of 1987
Director of Philippine General Hospital
Associate Professor, Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Neuroscience, UP-Philippine General Hospital
Mountain biker and saxophone player
Leonardo Leonidas, M.D. FAAP, Class 1968
Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics (retired 2008)
Distinguished Career Teaching Award, 2009
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
Charlotte Martinez Chiong, M.D., Class 1985
Dean, UP College of Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Summa cum Laude, University of the Philippines
Research Fellow in Otology, Harvard Medical School, 1992.
Clinical Fellow in Otology/Neurotology, University Toronto, 1993.
Manuel Montilla Castillo, M.D., Class 1972A
Pathologist in Escondido, California
Affiliated with Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center
In practice for more than 20 years.
Michael S. Nolledo, M. D., Class 1992
Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Lourdes Publico, M.D., Class 1977
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine, Harlem Hospital
Elizabeth Regalado-Paterno, MD., Class 1977
Community Medicine and Pediatrics, Retired
Lives in Antipolo, Rizal
Rumie Su, M. D., Class’78
Masters in Public Health San Diego State University 1983-1984
Pediatric Residency Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia , PA 1986 -1989
Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA 1989-1991
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician 1991 to present
Partner Emeritus Kaiser Permanente Southern California 2018 – present
Southern California Chapter President 2021-2023.
“I care for children with developmental, educational, and behavioral problems. I collaborate with other subspecialists at Kaiser Permanente and utilize community resources to achieve a comprehensive treatment plan for my patients.”
Teodoro Santiago, M.D., Class President, Class 1967
Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ
Former Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ
Francesca Tatad To, M. D. Class 1997
Completed fellowship for Neonatal and perinatal Medicine at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center.
She now lives in Iowa, raising 3 talented kids with husband Dr Richard To of UPCM Class 1995.
She is advocating for improved Ehlers- Danlos diagnosis and care.
Please visit https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/
Gregory Y Tiu, M.D., Class 1977
Diagnostic Radiologist, retired
Member American College of Radiology & Radiologic Society of North America
Co-Chair UPMASA PEF Scholarships
LIves in Louisville, Kentucky
Vince Justin Uy Tiu
Vivien Yap M. D., Class 2002
Board-certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Her primary clinical and research interests are in the brain injury of the newborn.
Fellowship Director for the Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at NYP-Weill Cornell