The Medical City Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism is an integral part of the Department of Medicine. The Section is currently composed of 19 competent and compassionate endocrinologists who are committed to provide the highest quality endocrine healthcare, to promote professional growth and development of its staff, and to increase awareness of the community on the burdens of lifestyle-related endocrine diseases. The Section presently heads the TMC Diabetes Center and the TMC Thyroid Clinic.

The TMC Endocrinology fellowship training program started in 2011 with two pioneer fellows, Dr. Perie Adorable-Wagan and Dr. Maria Patricia Puno-Ramos. The two-year fellowship training program is designed to enhance and develop the trainee’s clinical knowledge, research proficiency, interpersonal skills, and the professional attitude necessary to be an outstanding and well-rounded endocrinologist. Aside from doing inpatient rounds, specialty rotations, and outpatient consults, their trainees also present in the weekly section conference. During these interactive sessions with the consultants, the fellows-in-training present interesting cases or discuss relevant endocrine issues and clinical dilemmas. They also conduct the following monthly lectures: diabetes inpatient management for nurses under TMC’s Nurse Training Adaptive Program (NTAP), scientific exchanges in endocrinology and diabetes (SEED) for residents, and insulin injection and diabetes management for medical interns.

Start of the training program: 2011

Section Chief: Ma. Theresa Chua-Agcaoili, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM

Training Officer: Christy S. Yao, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM

Current Fellows-in-training
First Year Fellows (4)
Pia Pamela P. Dungca
Kriselle Rae S. Dy
Ryan James B. Gacayan
Richultz C. Montevirgen

Second Year Fellows (3)
Karen Elouie C. Agoncillo
Danica C. Francisco
Ma. Karen Celine C. Ilagan

Contact details:

The Diabetes Center
2nd Floor, Podium Building
Tel. No: (632) 988-1000/988-7000 ext. 6611
Email: diabetescenter@themedicalcity.com

TMC Diabetes Center Clinic Hours:
Monday to Friday – 7AM to 5PM
Saturday – 7AM to 12PM Department of Medicine
4th Floor, Podium Building
Tel. No: (632) 988-1000/988-7000 ext. 6376
Email: medicine@themedicalcity.com

Ma. Theresa Chua-Agcaoili, MD, FPSEDM
Section Head

Christy S. Yao, MD, FPSEDM
Training Officer

Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco, MD, FPSEDM
Head, Research

Mary Queen V. Florencio, MD, FPSEDM
Head, Diabetes Center

Advisers:
Frances Lina Lantion-Ang, MD, FPSEDM
Ruben G. Kasala, MD, FPSEDM

Consultants:
Perie Adorable-Wagan, MD, FPSEDM
Eduardo Thomas M. Aquino, MD, FPSEDM
Katherine Anne Banal, MD, DPSEDM
Francis Bryant Chua, MD, DPSEDM
Joy Arabelle Fontanilla, MD, FPSEDM
Mark Henry Y.C. Joven, MD, DPSEDM
Estrellita F. Lopez, MD, FPSEDM
Lizette F. Lopez, MD, DPSEDM
Maria Patricia Puno-Ramos, MD, FPSEDM
Aileen Grace M. Salalima, MD, DPSEDM
Edison So, MD, DPSEDM
Rosa Allyn G. Sy, MD, FPSEDM
Michael L. Villa, MD, FPSEDM

Fellows-In-Training

Ma. Karen Celine C. Ilagan, MD-MBA
Chief Fellow

Second Year
Karen Elouie C. Agoncillo, MD
Danica C. Francisco, MD

First Year
Pia Pamela P. Dungca, MD
Kriselle Rae S. Dy, MD
Ryan James B. Gacayan, MD
Richultz C. Montevirgen, MD