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Dr. Roy B. Ferrer is the New Acting PhilHealth President and CEO June 5, 2018

Ferrer holds a Master of Science Degree in Internal Medicine, major in Diabetology from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center’s Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Ateneo de Davao University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Davao Medical School Foundation in 1990.

Prior to his first appointment to PhilHealth as Board Member in January 2017, he was President of Central Lab Diabetes Wellness, Heart and Kidneys, Inc. from 2010 to 2014, and became its Chief Finance Officer from 2015 to 2016. He was also the President of the Southern Mindanao Chapter of the Philippine Society of Medical Specialists, Inc. in Government Service.

Earlier, he was a Director of the Mindanao Diabetes Center of the Southern Philippines Medical Center, a Board Member of the Stroke Society of the Philippines’ Southern Mindanao Chapter for about four (4) years, and President of the Diabetes Philippines’ Southern Mindanao Chapter from 2009 to 2012. It was during his time when the Davao Chapter was awarded the Best Diabetes Chapter by Diabetes Philippines.

Ferrer is a Fellow of various medical societies and attends annual international conventions for continuing medical education. These include conventions organized by the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Federation, the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. (END)

Reference: Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, OIC-SVP, Health Finance Policy Sector (Mobile: 0917-8089399)

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Dr. Roy B. Ferrer is the New Acting PhilHealth President and CEO