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Philippine Heart Association

The Philippine Heart Association is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology.

Philippines, PH

Structure June 2018-2019

President: Dr Nannette R Rey

Vice President: Dr Aurelia G Leus

Secretary: Dr Orlando R Bugarin

Treasurer: Dr Gilbert C. Vilela

VP for Finance: Dr Romeo B. Cruz

VP for External Affairs: Dr Darlene Marie B Berberabe

Past President: Dr Jorge Sison

Number of Members:   1628

Year of Foundation:      1952

Year of ESC affiliation:  2015


Philippine Heart Association will host the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress and simultaneously hold the PHA 50th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting

22 to 26 May 2019

SMX Convention Center and Conrad Hotel in Pasay City, Philippines.


A biennial publication, the Philippine Journal of Cardiology is a treasure trove of scientific researches and case studies authored by noted clinician-researcher-writer PHA members. Initially entitled the Philippine Heart Journal in 1953, it was renamed to PJC in 1972.

The ever-evolving bi-monthly PHA Heart NewsBriefs is a lay-friendly news-magazine that is widely circulated among the PHA members and their non-medical allies, such as the pharmaceutical industry, media sectors and the like.