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Jun 09th
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Tuesday, 29 July 2008 21:17

The Philippine Economic and Cultural Endowment (PEACE, USA) bestowed the PEACE Family Award to a household of eleven physicians, from the parents, their five children and four sons-in-law.

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Cardiac Surgeon Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, and his wife,  retired Pediatrician Farida I. Chua, MD, and their five children, who are all physicians and  four of them married to physicians also, were presented the PEACE (USA) Family Award by Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy Gaa at the recent endowment ceremonies held at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The award dinner honoring this family of 11 physicians was attended by leaders of various medical and other professional associations around  the United States. In the picture (l-r)  Frank Rabadam, MD,  PEACE (USA) president, Rachel Chua, MD, her husband James Milton Brown III, MD, Sheillah Chua Gentile, MD, Dr. Farida, Dr. Philip, Ambassador Gaa, and Carmelo Dichoso, MD, Emcee.  (Front row) Jimmy and Sydney Brown, two of the nine Chua grandchildren.

The Endowment-Award Ceremonies were held recently at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was attended by the Honorable Willy Gaa, Philippine ambassador to the United States and Mrs. Linda Gaa, L.P. R. Pelayo, Linda and Libertito Pelayo, publisher/editor of the Filipino Reporter of New York and the officers of PEACE, led by Cosme Cagas, MD, founding president. In attendance too were the leaders of various professional-and-civic associations around the country.

Honored were Farida Quiambao Isip-Chua, MD, a retired pediatrician, her husband, columnist Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, a cardiac surgeon, and their five children who are all in the United States: Sheillah C. Gentile, MD, Felipe I. Chua, MD, Portia C. Gonzales, MD, Rachel Chua Brown, MD, and Emily C. Greenlee, MD. The four husbands of the Chua ladies are also physicians: Anthony N. Gentile, MD, Luisito C. Gonzales, MD, Jim M. Brown III, MD, and Jeremy W. Greenlee, MD. The elder Chuas have nine grandchildren: Evan Gentile, Aidan and Brendan Gonzales, Sydney and Jimmy Brown, Samantha Chua, and Jake, Alaina, and Anna Elise Greenlee.

The Award was presented to the Chua family by Ambassador Gaa, assisted by PEACE president Frank Rabadam, MD, of New York, and APPA Past president and PEACE Board Director Carmelo Dichoso, MD, of Houston, the master of ceremonies. Nelson Bocar, MD, the executive director of PEACE, coordinated the event.

Dr. Philip is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and who has retired from his cardiovascular surgery practice in Northwest Indiana. He is currently the chairman of Cardiac Surgery of the Cebu Doctors University Hospital, in Cebu City, Philippines, where he shuttles to every other month from their home in Munster, Indiana, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also the vice president for the Far East of the Cardiovascular Hospitals of America (CHA) and the chairman of the advocacy group for good governance, the Filipino United Network (USA). He writes a health column that appears in five newspapers and one magazine in the United States, five newspapers and one magazine in the Philippines, and on eight websites on the Internet.

Dr. Farida Chua is a former president of the Philippine Medical Association of Chicago Women's Auxiliary and a previous awardee (Most Outstanding Woman in Medicine) of the Circulo Kapampangan in Chicago. # # #

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