The Birthplace of Anesthesiology Training in the Philippines

Established in 1949, the Section of Anesthesiology was the first training program in Anesthesiology in the Philippines. Founded by Dr. Quintin J. Gomez, also known as the Father of Modern Philippine Anesthesiology

PSA awards Dr. Grace Anne B. Herbosa the prestigious Dr. Quintin J. Gomez Award


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Message from the chair

Grace Anne B. Herbosa, MD, DPBA, FPSA


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A Tribute

     Dr. Manuel V. Silao joined our creator last September 21, 2017. He was the chair of the department from 1988-1994. He was also the chair of the Philippne Board of Anesthesiology from 1981-1982 and the president of the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. from 1983-1986. He retired in 1998 after  38 years of service to the university. One of his significant contributions to the department is the modular system of training in the residency program. His legacy has changed the direction of the training program and will forever live in the department. 


PGH is comparable to big private hospitals in the country: Providing cutting-edge technology
(Featured in BusinessMirror)

"...LEGASPI was proud to say that PGH’s Anesthesiology Department “is rated to be a center of excellence in anesthesia.”

It probably is the biggest program in the hospital, covering 54 operating rooms and with 30,000 operations a year.

Their training has leveled up from the former training through the patient to the current use of mannequins that simulates a patient..."

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PBA Written Exam

March 29, 2020

University of the Philippines Manila

College of Medicine

Philippine General Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology



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