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Quezon City, Philippines
January 12, 2020

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Ramon P. Canda, MD

#** ****-**** ******, ***** Village, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 2000, Philippines Phone: +639*********, +639*********; E-mail:,;

Twitter: @herzmuskel;

PRC License No.: 0101038; PMA No.: C-4-1113; TIN: 228-***-***-***; PhilHealth Acc. No.: 1202-050-1179-0


M.D. cum laude; University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, Philippines, 2002

B.S. Physical Therapy dean’s lister; University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, Philippines, 1998

High School with Honors; Don Bosco Academy, Bacolor Pampanga, 1993

Elementary with Honors; St. Scholastica’s Academy, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 1989

Work Experience

Echocardiographer 2014-present

Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Government Hospital Region III, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines Performance and analysis of 2D Echocardiography among government, in-patent, critically-ill, patients.

Cardiology Consultant 2014-present

Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Government Hospital Region III, City of San Fernand, Pampanga, Philippines Consultant for Internal Medicine Residents-in-training

(teaching and training); Management and diagnostics for critically-ill/ICU patients, and ward in-patients. Cardiology-Echocardiography Specialist and Consultant; 2013-present Internal Medicine Consultant

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Medical Center

City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines

Management, diagnosis and care of private in-patients; Analysis and performance of cardiac diagnostic modalities

(EKG, Stress-Testing, 2D Echocardiography)


Chief Clinical and Research Fellow, Non-Invasive Cardiology 2011-2012 and Echocardiography, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

One year intensive-extensive training in non-invasive diagnostic Cardiology inclusive of transthoracic echocardiography, trans- oesophageal echocardiography (TEE), intraoperative TEE, stress echocardiography (dobutamine stress echocardiography, treadmill stress echocardiography), 3D Echocardiography; extensive training and experience in congenital heart diseases, vavular heart diseases diagnosis, hemodynamics and management Adult Cardiology Fellowship 2008-2011

Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines 3 years intensive-extensive formal training in Adult Cardiology

(General Cardiology, Diagnostic Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiac catheterization, Congenital heart diseases diagnoses and management, Valvular Heart diseases and management, Critical Care Cardiology, Coronary artery disease diagnosis and management, Vascular medicine, Cardiac arrhythmias and Pacemaker technology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Cardiac Emergencies)

Internal Medicine Residency 2005-2008

Jose B. Lingad Memorial

General Hospital, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines 3 years intensive and extensive residency training in Internal Medicine, inclusive of General Medicine, Critical Care Management, Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Bone Tuberculosis, Diabetes Mellitus Management, Hematology-Oncology, Renal Care, and Neurology

Medical/Surgical Internship 2002-2003

UP-PGH, Manila

One year post-graduate observation, exposure-training in General Medicine and Surgery; primary focus in medical history-taking, physical examination and diagnosis; Publications/Presentations

Comparison of 2DE and RT3DE derived LAVIs as predictors 2010 of LV function and exercise capacity in chronic MR Differences in atherosclerotic profiles between patients with 2009 thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms among Filipinos Pericardiology: From pathophysiology, hemodynamics to 2009 non-invasive and invasive diagnosis

Correlative cardiac anatomy and echocardiography 2009 Meta-analysis and critical appraisal of timing of invasive 2009 management in NSTEMI

SuperCATS: TIMACS 2009

Research Experience

Correlation of clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic Ongoing findings of patients with constrictive and constrictive-effusive pericarditis to immediate and long-term outcome after pericardiectomy (Which parameters predict success and failure of pericardiectomy in pericardial disease with constrictive physiology ?)

The effects of prosthesis-patient mismatch on survival, Ongoing freedom from heart failure and LV mass regression after AV replacement

Sizing of the aortic annulus to determine prosthesis size Ongoing by Pre-operative transthoracic 2DE and RT3DE (Is RT3DE a better predictor of prosthesis size in aortic valve replacement surgery ?)

Latent increase in diastolic dysfunction severity during stress Ongoing exercise among hypertensive patients

Correlation of diastolic echocardiographic parameters with Ongoing functional capacity during stress echocardiography Comparison of microbubble hang out time and cardiac Ongoing catheterization in determining reversibility of pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with congenital heart disease and moderate to severe pulmonary hypertension

Professional Development

Specialty Board of Adult Cardiology, Diplomate, Philippine 2011 College of Cardiology, Philippine Heart Association Diplomate, Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine 2008 Physician Licensure Examination, Professional Regulation 2003 Commission


M-mode, Doppler Interpretation and Echocardiography 3D Echocardiography Imaging


Cardiac anatomy

Anatomy and hemodynamics of congenital heart diseases Prosthetic valve dysfunction and prosthesis-patient mismatch Boxing

Language learning

Health and Fitness

Fiction and non-Fiction Novels

Scholarly ‘Buccaneering’

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