Ma. Arlynn D. Mangaser, M.D.
Location: Manila, Philippines
Profession & Background: Internal Medicine Specialist. Diabetologist. Dr. Arlynn D. Mangaser is an internal medicine specialist with sub-specialization in Diabetes. She is currently the chairman of the Outpatient Department at Jose Abad Santos General Hospital. She is also an IM-Diabetes consultant at Metro South Medical Center in Bacoor, Cavite. She was previously affiliated with Medical Center Imus (Imus, Cavite), AIG Clinic (Alabang, Muntinlupa), Philcare Clinic (Manila), Sagrada Corazon Medical Center (Manila), American Hospital (Intramuros, Manila), and IRRI-Maxicare (Los Banos, Laguna). She also served as Medical Officer IV at Ospital ng Sampaloc (Manila). Her other hospital affiliations are Ospital ng Santa Ana (Manila), Pilar Hospital (Imus, Cavite), St. Jude Hospital (Manila), and Cardinal Santos Hospital (San Juan, Metro Manila).
Dr. Mangaser took up Biology, as her pre-med course at the the Royal Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, and finished her bachelors in 1986. Subsequently she was accepted as a medical scholar in one of the leading medical schools in the Philippines, the University of the City of Manila, from 1986-1990. She trained at the Ospital ng Maynila for her clerkship and post-graduate internship up to 1991. In the same hospital, she furthered her career by pursuing a residency training in Internal Medicine and Intensive Cardiac Care Unit from 1991 to 1995. With the increasing incidence and prevalence of diabetes, she decided to add to her expertise in this field and earned her Masters of Science in Internal Medicine Major in Diabetes (1995-1997) at University of the East Institute for Studies in Diabetes Foundation, Inc.
Specialty: baking, pet lover, party organizer, medical mission volunteering
Philosophy in Life: “Always ready to lend a helping hand, as long as it’s for a good cause.”