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Honoria Acosta Sison

Honoria Acosta-Sison

  • 1st Filipina physician
  • 1st Filipina graduate of an American medical school, Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1905)
  • 1st Filipina surgeon
  • 1st Filipina obstetrician
  • 1st Filipina to perform a low segment cesarean section
  • Mother of Philippine Obstetrics

HUSBAND: Dr. Antonio G. Sison

January 19, 1970


First Filipino Women Physicians
The First Ladies of Philippine Medicine
History of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?