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Past Presidents

1971 - 1980
1981 - 1990
1991 - 2000
2001 - 2010
2011 - 2020
  • ​Filoteo A. Alano, MD​
    Term Period: 1971 – 1974

    Organized the first meeting of Filipino nephrologists in the country which eventually became the PSN

    Part of the 13 nephrologists who first incorporated the PSN

    Set the standards for the practicce of nephrology in the Philippines

    Organized the First Annual Convention in 1974 

  • Aurora Padolina-Perez, MD
    Term Period: 1974 – 1976

    Sustained the groundwork laid by Dr. Alano for the society

    Sparked discussions during conventions by inviting foreign guest speakers

    Moved the PSN "office" from Capitol Medical Center to the UST Hospital

  • Eduardo Gotamco Tan, MD
    Term Period: 1976 – 1978

    Formed the Philippine Specialty Board of Nephrology and incorporated this in its Charter in 1976

    First chairman of the PSBN

    Awarded the first diplomate certifications based on a grandfather clause to the first 18 nephrologists in the country

  • Potenciano Baccay, MD+
    Term Period: 1978 – 1980

    Laid the foundation for the board examination, together with Dr. Gotamco Tan, for locally trained nephrologists

    Explored the potential of at least partial national health coverage for dialysis patients

    Note: Abducted and left dead in his van by communist rebels according to authorities on Nov 2, 1985

  • Claver P. Ramos, MD
    Term Period: 1980 – 1982

    Played an instrumental role in stewarding a new generation of world-class nephrologists

    Assumed post as National Kidney Foundation President after 1982

  • Alberto O. Daysog, MD
    Term Period: 1982 – 1984
  • Adriano G. Dela Paz, MD
    Term Period: 1984 – 1986

    Initiates more stringent written and oral specialty board testing

    Fine-tuned the fellowship programs in the country

    Established CME units vital for membership development

    Maiden issue of the PJN is published

  • Antonio D. Talusan, MD
    Term Period: 1986 – 1988
  • Virgilio V. Tablante, MD+
    Term Period: 1988 – 1990

    Devoted leader of the PSN who aimed for a more effective society


  • Carmelo A. Alfiler, MD
    Term Period: 1990 – 1992
  • Vicente V. Tanseco, MD
    Term Period: 1992 – 1994
  • Antonio R. Paraiso, MD
    Term Period: 1994 – 1996
  • Florencio J. Pine, MD
    Term Period: 1996 – 1998
  • Irmingarda P. Gueco, MD
    Term Period: 1998 – 2000
  • Joel S. Elises, MD+
    Term Period: 2000 – 2002
  • Libertad Nazareno-Rosales, MD
    Term Period: 2002 – 2004
  • Alberto T. Chua, MD
    Term Period: 2004 – 2006

    Remarkable for good governance

    Made PSN relevant to every member

  • Lynn C. Almazan-Gomez, MD
    Term Period: 2006 – 2008

    Contributed to the discontinuation of organ selling and trafficking in the Philippines.

    Put  the society back in the international scene by active participation in the ISN, KDIGO and AFCKDI (Asian Forum on Chronic Kidney Disease)

  • Benita S. Padilla, MD
    Term Period: 2008 – 2009
  • Dolores D. Bonzon, MD
    Term Period: 2009 – 2010
  • Benjamin A. Balmores, Jr., MD
    Term Period: 2010 – 2011

    Finalization of the revision, and, initial presentation of the PSN constitution and by-laws

    Creation of 2 new chapters (Northern Luzon and Central Luzon)

    Launching of the coffee table book (40th PSN anniversary)

    Creation and implementation of the PSN stand against organ sale trafficking



  • Delia V. Bayog, MD
    Term Period: 2011 - 2012

    Revision of PSN Constitution and By Laws

    Completion and Launching of PSN 40th Coffee Table Book

    Creation of Committee on Peritoneal Dialysis

    The  PSN Manual of the Training and Accreditation was first used in the accreditation ​of Nephrology training institutions

  • Nenita Avena Collantes, MD
    Term Period: 2012 – 2013

    1. Save the Environment for the Future Generation
           Reduce papers and plastics
           - Paperless Minutes of the Board Meetings
           - Communicate by e-mails
           - Census reports of training institutions – soft copies
           - On-line issues of PJN
           33rd Annual Convention:
           - Reduce rice being served
           - Minimize tarpaulins – No backdrops
           - Permanent IDs to be used as Convention IDs
           - Recycle ID jackets
           - Annual report to be posted in the PSN website
           - Mobile Apps to download Convention Program
           - Instead of plaques, Presidential Awardees received live bonsai.
           Reduce waste in Dialysis Units
           - Started with the ECO-TRENDS Contest
           - Collate the ‘BEST PRACTICES’ of dialysis centers in terms of waste reduction and energy savings

    2. Intensify our Corporate Social Responsibilities through PREVENTIVE NEPHROLOGY PROGRAMS
           Start with individual PSN members - in our families / Individual patients in our clinics / neighborhood / community
           Need to be emphasized in the Nephrology Fellowship Training Programs - Develop strategies that are continuous and in the long run will create even just a dent on the national health of the Filipino people.

    3. Production of the 2nd edition of the Manual on Adult Nephrology Fellowship Training Program and Accreditation Process.

    4. Initiation of the PSN- In Service Examination for fellows – in – training.


  • Susan P. Anonuevo-Dela Rama
    Term Period: 2013-2014