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Dr. Rene Arcilla

Dr. Rene A. Arcilla is a complete physician, a Catholic gentlemen and an exemplary model Thomasian.

He has excelled in the field of Pediatric Cardiology which won him international recognition as a researcher, author and academician on established researches in the field of pediatric-cardiology. He is a co-author of a respected textbook in pediatric cardiology used extensively by medical students and practitioners and is a well-sought lecturer among medical circles in the United States, Asia and Europe.

His concern for underprivileged children especially in the Philippines, has prompted him to facilitate free open-heart surgeries to correct serious congenital heart anomalies. He has also provided training to faculty members of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

His vision and total concern for pediatric cardiology has led to the establishment of a new model for continued academic and clinical excellence in the management of children with con¬genital defects. The model has a potential for international networking.


  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards
    Grand Alumni Homecoming '93 and Award Ceremonies Souvenir Program
    March 7, 1993, Rigodon Ballroom, Peninsula Manila Hotel