St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Pride: First Locally-based Filipino Recognized as Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 | From the President's Desk

Last October 15, 2019, the Neurocritical Care Society, an international association of neurocritical care practitioners based in the United States of America, accepted St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Dr. Geraldine Siena L. Mariano as a Fellow in the recently concluded Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

To be accepted to this prestigious society means that the Fellow has significantly contributed through one’s professional accomplishments in advocating the program development of the neurocritical care specialty; has undertaken scholarly activities related to neurological critical care; and has taken leadership roles in the field of neurocritical care.  The applicant undergoes a rigid evaluation of one’s career and development in the field of neurocritical care.

Dr. Mariano, who has completed her Fellowship Training Program at the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, U.S.A, is the first and only Filipino-based neurologist in the Philippines to have been accepted as a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society. Apart from being a full-time neurologist, Dr. Mariano heads the Critical Care Services of St. Luke’s Medical Center in both Global City and Quezon City.  She also heads the Neurocritical Care Unit in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.  At the same time, she is an Associate Professor III of the College of Medicine of St. Luke’s Medical Center and the founding President of the Philippine Neurocritical Care Society.

Indeed, the recent acceptance of Dr. Mariano as a Fellow in the Neurocritical Care Society has brought honor and prestige not only to St. Luke’s Medical Center but also to the country.