Jose Fernando C. Syquia, MD, FPOA

Dr. Jose Fernando C. Syquia

Dr. Jose Fernando C. Syquia is the first and so far the only orthopedic surgery resident to be given the “Most Outstanding Surgical Resident Award” by the Philippine College of Surgeons. He graduated as the first “Summa Cum Laude” with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Santo Tomas. He also graduated as “magna cum laude” from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and was a board top notcher.
 
Dr. Syquia completed his internship at the Makati Medical Center and awarded as the “Dr. Mariano Alimurung Award – Most Outstanding Intern for the Year”. He was subsequently granted a scholarship under the Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer Dienst (KAAD) to train in general orthopedics in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Syquia continued his training at the Philippine Orthopedic Center and was awarded the “Most Outstanding Orthopedic Resident Award” by the Philippine Board of Orthopedics upon completion of his training. During his senior year as a resident physician, Dr. Syquia was appointed as the Philippine Representative to the Spanish EFORT Traveling Fellowship held in Madrid and Barcelona.
 
In 1999, Dr. Syquia topped the diplomate examinations given by the Philippine Board of Orthopedics and he became a fellow of the Philippine Orthopedic Association the following year. He went to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio, USA to specialize in orthopedic trauma, arthroscopic surgery, and foot and ankle surgery before training for another year in joint replacement surgery and adult reconstructive surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center in California, USA.
 
Dr. Syquia is presently an Assistant Professor at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He heads the Arthritis Center of De Los Santos Medical Center and the Section of Orthopaedic Trauma of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. He is a member of the Philippine Board of Orthopaedics and serves as an editorial consultant of the Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties. He has written two book on Orthopaedics.
 
 
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