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The Institute of Urology began as a section of Urology under the then Department of Surgery. It was in 1989 when the first resident signified an intention to be trained in the subspecialty of surgery called Urology. At the time, there was no formal program when Dr. Buenaventura Jose Reyes began his training in Urology, under the guidance of Urology pioneers Dr. Achilles Bartolome, Dr. Ponciano Bernardo
Jr., Dr. Pedro Lantin Jr., and Antonio Tiongson Sr., as well as the interim training officer, Dr. Jaime Balingit.
In 1993, the St. Luke’s Section of Urology was granted full accreditation as a Training Program by the Philippine Board of Urology, as the ninth accredited training program in the country. With Dr. Achilles Bartolome as head of the section, Dr. Antonio Anastacio assumed the role of the first Residents Training Officer in 1993 to 1995.
He was later succeeded in this role by Dr. Josefino Castillo, who was the Training Officer from 1995 to 2009.
Dr. Marcelino Morales assumed the headship of the Institute of Urology in 2009. At the time, preparations were under way for the opening of a second location of the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Global City. Dr. Josefino Castillo was appointed head of the Institute of Urology in the Global City location in 2010, with Dr. Buenaventura Jose Reyes assuming the role of Training Officer. Thus due to the unique structure of St. Luke’s Medical Center as a single hospital in two geographic locations, the training program of the Institute of Urology also became the first Urology training program in two locations.
In 2016, Dr. Dennis Lusaya was appointed the head of the Institute of Urology in Quezon City and Dr. Dennis Serrano was appointed head of the Global City location. Dr. Diosdado Limjoco was appointed the Residents Training Officer.
In 2021, Dr. Diosdado Limjoco succeeded Dr. Lusaya as head of the Institute of Urology in Quezon City and Dr. Josefino Castillo was again appointed head of Global City. Dr. Cristopher Perez was appointed the Residents Training Officer Overall Head / Head SLIU – QC: Diosdado D. Limjoco, M.D., FPUA Head SLIU – GC : Josefino C. Castillo, M.D., FPUA Vice-Head : Randolph Joseph A. Barba, M.D., FPUA Overall Training Officer / : Cristopher F. Perez, M.D., FPUA Training Officer SLIU – QC
Training Officer SLIU-GC : Francis John C. Pile, M.D., FPUA Assistant Training Officer : Manuel C. See IV, M.D, FPUA
The Training Committee is structured as follows:
Residents Training Officer: Dr. Cristopher F. Perez Assistant Training Officer: Dr. Manuel C. See IV Members: Dr. Diosdado D. C. Limjoco Dr. Jose Benito Abraham
Dr. Jaime C. Balingit
Dr. Randolph Joseph Barba
Dr. Omar T. Cortes
Dr. Dennis G. Lusaya
Dr. Buenaventura Jose B. Reyes
Dr. Francis John C. Pile
Dr. Lou Chris Allen H. Reyes
Senior Advisers: Dr. Marcelino L. Morales, Jr. Dr. Jose Albert C. Reyes III
Structure of the Program and Composition of the Training Committee
The distinct set-up of the St. Luke’s Medical Center as one hospital in two geographic locations has allowed for a Urology training program that, with the approval of the Philippine Board of Urology under the chairmanship of Dr. Nelson Patron, maximizes learning experience for the residents, with the Quezon City and Global City rotations serving in a complementary fashion so that residents are able to meet the requirements of the Philippine Board of Urology for trainees.
There remains a single training program with a single Residents Training Officer, who supervises the learning activities of the residents in Quezon City and Global City. The following resolutions have been maintained since the approval of the extension of the training program to the Global City location:
● The training hub of the St. Luke’s Institute of Urology is in Quezon City.
● The Head of the Institute of Urology in Quezon City is the Head of the training program.
● The Residents Training Officer is the consultant assigned to monitor all activities of the residents in training.
● The clinical exposure and learning activities in Quezon City are sufficient to support the minimum requirements of the Philippine Board of Urology.
● The rotation of the residents in the Global City location aims to increase the exposure of the residents to minimally invasive surgeries, including but not limited to minimally invasive surgeries and use of the Robotic Surgical Systems.
● The number of rotating residents in Global City will be in accordance with the rotations recommended by the training committee and approved by the Head of the Institute of Urology training program.
|List of Graduates
|Specialty Board Certification Status
|Buenaventura Jose B. Reyes, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, SLMC BGC
|DPBU / DPCS certified
|Diosdado C. Limjoco, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center Pampanga
|Randolph Joseph A. Barba, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, Philippine Heart Center, Sacred Heart Hospital of Malolos Inc. Bulacan
|Saturnino L. Luna Jr., M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC
|Cristopher F. Perez, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, Philippine Heart Center
|Jun S. Dy, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, SLMC BGC, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Chinese General Hospital
|Steve L. Lim, M.D
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, SLMC BGC
|Robert Michael T. Ozoa, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Siliman University Medical Center, Negros Oriental Holy Child Hospital and Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
|Demetrio R. Hadap, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
|Francis John C. Pile, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC BGC
|Lou Chris Allen H. Reyes, M.D
|Active Consultant, SLMC BGC, AsianHospital and Medical Center
|Rico Carlo Dl. Anel, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, Diliman Doctors Medical Center
|Maria Anna Vanessa A. Geron, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, SLMC BGC
|Francis Raymund C. Gonzales, M.D.
|Active Consultant, CP Reyes Hospital, Daniel Mercado Medical Center, St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
|Glenn T. Gatchalian, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant, SLMC QC; Sacred Heart Hospital, Malolos, Bulacan
|Manuel C. See Iv, M.D.
|Active Consultant, SLMC QC, Quezon City General Hospital
|Rosito T. Bascuna, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Bicol Access Health Hospital, Bicol Medical Center, Mother Seton Hospital, St. John Hospital, Naga City, Camarines Sur
|Joel Estanislao, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Bethany Hospital, Lorma Hospital, La Union Medical Center
|Christopher Pineda, M.D.
|Visting Consultant, SLMC QC, Active Consultant, Metro Antipolo Hospital and Medical Center, Fatima University and Medical Center, St. Vincent General Hospital, Antipolo, Rizal
|Michael E. Chua, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant, SLMC QC Active Consultant, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
|Danison M. Pagtakhan, M.D.
|Active Consultant, St. Dominic Medical Center, Bacoor, Cavite Korean Philippines Friendship Hospital, Trece Martires, Cavite
|Percival J. Yang-Ed, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Visiting Consultant, Benguet General Hospital, Cordillera Hospital of Divine Grace, Pines City Doctors Hospital, St. Louis Hospital of the Sacred Heart, and Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital Baguio City, Benguet
|Kim Anthony M. Soronio, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Asian Hospital and Medical Center; Perpetual Help Medical Center, Unihealth Southwoods Medical Center, Binan, Laguna, Qualimed Hospital, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, Carmona Hospital and Medical Center, Carmona, Cavite, Globalcare Canlubang Medical Center, Canlubang, Laguna, Westlake Medical Center, San Pedro, Laguna
|Lorelei D. Sapno, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Medical Center Western Batangas, Batangas Medical Center, Batangas City, Batangas
|John Christopher P. Torio, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Cagayan Valley Medical Center, St. Paul Hospital and Divine Mercy Hospital, Isabela Doctors General Hospital, Ronaldo P. Guzman Memorial
|Medical Center, Grupo Medico de Dios Hospital, Tuguegarao, Isabela
|Jethro M. Salvana, M.D.
|Affiliate consultant, St. Benedict Hospital, Davao Del Sur; Digos Doctors Hospital; Medical Center Digos Cooperative; Anda Riverview Medical Center, Davao City, Davao Gonzales-Maranan Memorial Medical Center, Digos City, Davao
|John David V. Balingit, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant, SLMC QC Active Consultant, Fatima University Medical Center Antipolo , East Avenue Medical Center, Urology Center of the Philippines, Soriano Leyble Hospital
|Jan Michael A. Silangcruz, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant at SLMC QC Active Consultant, Divine Grace Medical Center, Gentri Medical Center and Hospital General Trias Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, General Trias, Cavite
|John Mark D. Garcia, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant at SLMC QC Active Consultant, St Vincent Hospital Salve Regina General Hospital, Antipolo, Rizal
|Jonathan S. Mendoza, M.D.
|Active Consultant at N.L. Villa Memorial Medical Center, Metro
|Lipa Medical Center, Lipa Medix Medical Center, Lipa, Batangas
|Rogerson D.G. Tiangco, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant at SLMC QC Active Consultant at Valenzuela CitiCare Medical Center, Urology Center of the Philippines
|Patrick Vincent P. Tanseco, M.D.
|Visiting Consultant at SLMC QC Active Consultant at San Mateo Medical Center, Urology Center of the Philippines
|Kay C. Rivera, M.D.
|Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
|Lyndon Timothy Edward G. Loo, M.D.
|Active Consultant, Jecsons Medical Center, Tarlac city, Tarlac, Dr. Eutiqio Atanacio Memorial Hospital, Concepcion, Tarlac, Our Lady of Mercy General Hospital, Pulilan, bulacan