Hobbies:gardening,cooking, album-collection for pictures, scrapbooking, souvenir collecting
Describe yourself in three words:
devoted (to my family)
loving (to everybody)
dedicated (when it comes to profession/work)
Where do you see yourself ten years from now:God only knows; hopefully living and well, God-willing
Dr. Aurora Salegumba-Genuino is a pediatrician-neonatologist, professor, researcher, inspirational speaker and volunteer worker based in Manila. Despite assuming all these roles, she has been married to an equally accomplished anesthesiologist with whom she actively raised five children who grew up to be successful physician-specialists themselves.
In the world of medicine, the acronym PSO is enough to star-struck anyone. Dr. Perla D. Santos Ocampo, or PSO for short, is an excellent clinician, a prolific writer and researcher, an inspiring teacher, a trailblazing leader, a children’s health advocate but above all, a dedicated and loving mother.
PSO obtained her degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1955 and then trained in pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Unlike others who decided to train abroad and eventually practice there, PSO chose to go back to the Philippines and share here what she learned during her training in the US. Upon returning, PSO became a faculty member of the UPCM and a consultant at the University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital UP-(PGH).
Sis in Focus: Agnes Espinosa Dominguez-Mejia, μΣΦ '77
Simple, well-organized and friendly these are just few of the bountiful words that Dra. Agnes used to describe herself. Certainly she really is.
Dra. Agnes Espinosa Dominquez-Mejia belonged to a family whose almost all members are into the medical career – her mother and two other siblings are dentists. one of her elder sister is also a doctor specializing in Internal Medicine particularly hematology (Dra. Cynthia) while her father, on the other graduated from commerce. Indeed, Dra. Agnes could say that her family is a major influence why she took up medicine. Dra. Agnes chose Internal medicine specializing in Nephrology because for her it encompasses the most of Internal Medicine. But In her early years Dra. Agnes wanted to become a teacher. In fact, if she isn’t a doctor right now, she is probably a teacher.
Sis in Focus: Geraldine Victoria Q. Gomez-Pinder, μΣΦ ‘71
Quick Facts Birthday: August 25, 1946 Specialization: Anesthesiology (retired) Favorite color: Aquamarine Brand of music: Broadway musicals, Gospel songs Hobbies: Reading, computer use Hidden (or not-so-hidden) talents: Writing, stage acting, singing with a group or choir. Dream job: To be a journalist? A novelist, perhaps. There’s a story in my head waiting to be written, waiting for a Pulitzer prize (talk about dreaming). Proudest moment in your life: Graduation from medical school and winning first prize in the resident’s research contest held in the City of Philadelphia while I was training in Anesthesia at the Temple University Hospital.