Sir José Santillana Yamamoto, M.D.

Sir José Santillana Yamamoto, M.D.

  • Chief, Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 
  • Experience as the President of the Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Inc. (PATACSI), Chief of both Thoracic Surgical Oncology and Coronary Artery Surgery at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Chief of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery’s Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Order of Knight of St. Sylvester, conferred by the Vatican (June 14,1997)

Detailed Resumé

Education & Training 

  • Bachelor of Science – University of Santo Tomas (UST)
  • Magna Cum Laude 
  • Doctor of Medicine – UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 
  • Magna Cum Laude 
  • Recipient of the Philippine Medical Association Award for Academic Excellence 
  • Rotating Internship – UST Hospital 
  • Outstanding Intern (1974) 
  • 6th place Philippine Medical Board Examination
  • Resident, General Surgery – Santo Tomas University Hospital (1975-1979, Batangas, Philippines)
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery – Santo Tomas University Hospital (1978-1979, Batangas, Philippines)
  • Resident, General Surgery – Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, (1981-1982, New York City, NY, U.S.A.)
  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery – Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (1982-1984, Houston, TX, U.S.A.) 
  • Outstanding Fellow (1984) in Cardiovascular Surgery 
  • Texas Heart Institute Recipient of the Denton Cooley Award 
  • Cardiovascular Society Travelling Fellowship Award
  • Resident in Thoracic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Hospital, (1984-?, Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
  • Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, (1988-1989, Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

Memberships

  • Board Memberships and Certifications
  • Diplomate, Philippine Board of Surgery (1980)
  • Diplomate, Philippine Board of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery (1986) 
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology 
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons 
  • Fellow, Philippine Heart Association 
  • Fellow, Bronchoesophagology Association of the Philippines 
  • Organizational Memberships
  • Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Society 
  • Philippine Medical Association
  • Manila Medical Society 
  • Asian Surgical Association 
  • Philippine Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Philippine Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Asian Vascular Surgery 
  • Philippine Society of Surgical Oncology 
  • Thomasian Alumni Surgical Society (TASS)
  • Council on Cardiovascular Surgery, Philippine Heart Association (1992-1996)

Professional Achievements 

  • Chairman, Residency Training Committee, Department of Surgery, Santo Tomas University Hospital (1987 to 1990)
  • Chairman, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery, Philippine Heart Association (1992 to1995) 
  • Vice Chairman, Credentials Committee, Santo Tomas University Hospital (1992 to 1995) 
  • President, Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Inc. (PATACSI, January to December 1997) 
  • Chief, Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 
  • Former Chief, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, St. Luke’s Medical Center 
  • Former Chief, Coronary Artery Surgery, St. Luke’s Medical Center 
  • Examiner, Philippine Board of Surgery (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Specialty – 1986 to 2000) 
  • Examiner, Philippine Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (January 2001- December 2006)
  • Associate Professor, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (1986 to 2015)

Hospital Appointments 

  • Active Medical Staff, Division of Surgery, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Religious and Socio-Civic Organizations 

  • Couples for Christ (CFC) 
  • Member, International Council, Couples for Christ (1997 to 2019)
  • Member, Board of Elders (2019 to present)
  • Executive Director (2009-2011)
  • International Director / President of the Couples for Christ Medical Missions Foundation, Inc. (1997-2004) 
  • Chairman, CFC ANCOP Foundation (2013 to 2015) 
  • West B Sector Head, Metro Manila (1997-2001)
  • Country Coordinator, Japan (1996 to 2013) 
  • Country Coordinator, United Kingdom (2000-2003)
  • Continental Overseer for Europe (2007 to 2013) 
  • Continental Overseer for the Americas (2013 to 2017)
  • Mindanao Mission Director / Philippine Mission Director (2007 to 2011)
  • Philippine Mission Director (2011 to 2013, 2015 to 2017)
  • Give Kare Health Foundation, Inc. 
  • International Director / President (2004 to 2009) 
  • Chairman (2009 to present)

Awards 

  • Order of Knight of St. Sylvester, Conferred by the Vatican (June 14,1997)
  • Thomas Awardee, Community Service (December 20, 2008) 
  • USTFU Gawad Santo Domingo, Community Service

Publications 

  • Regular column writer for the CFC Philippine Missions, CFC Supplement to the CBCP Monitor
  • Column Writer for UGNAYAN, the official CFC publication
  • Published, June 2013, Reference book for Couples for Christ members – “Following the Footsteps of Jesus”