MANILA—The Board of Directors of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Thursday named Dr. Hildegardes C. Dineros as the agency’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Dineros is a surgeon by profession. He performs basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures, surgical endoscopy and general surgical procedures, and is also into bariatric, metabolic, general and cancer surgery. His scope of interests includes complex wound care, aesthetic and plastic surgery, bariatric medicine, spirituality, health and medicine, as well as stress and energy management.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Philippine College of Surgeons and the Philippine Society of General Surgeons.
He is a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of various Philippine, Asian and American societies of bariatric and metabolic surgery, wound care, laparoscopy and endoscopy surgeons. He has lectured on obesity and bariatric surgery before local and international audiences, and has granted various tri-media interviews here and abroad.
He is actively involved in community initiatives as President of the Nuestra Senora de Salvacion Charity Hospital Foundation Inc. which holds medical missions in Northern Samar. He is the Founder of Smile Forever Program and is the Past President of Sagip Bayan Foundation of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. He is also a member of the Aloha Medical Mission of Hawaii, USA, Tzu Chi Foundation of Taiwan and the Good Samaritan Foundation of media personality Ramon Tulfo.