BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CONSTANCIA S. UY, MD
Dr. Connie Somera Uy is an outstanding medical educator, excellent clinician, innovative administrator and dynamic community leader.
Dr. Uy is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School bestowed by the Rutgers University Board of Regents. Prior to her retirement on January 2, 2018, she served as Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology at University Hospital. She was the recipient of 11 Golden Apple Awards for her excellence in teaching to the medical students and had received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Foundation in 1982. She obtained the ultimate recognition of being named a UMDNJ Master Educator in 2011 and was inducted into the Stuart Cooke Master Educators Guild
She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Sub- boarded in Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Uy is Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She served as Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at United Medical Center and the President-Elect of its Medical Staff before it closed its door in 1997.
Dr. Uy is currently serving her fifth term as the Chairperson of the PAFCOM( Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc) Board of Directors and was a major innovator in changing its organizational structure thru constitutional amendments. Being a Board member is not new to her as Dr. Uy has been a member of the following Boards:
Academy of Medicine of NJ
American College of International Physicians NJ/NY Chapter
National Kidney Foundation, NJ/NY Chapter
United Healthcare System and the UHS Foundation
Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation, NJ/NY Chapter
Council of Pediatric Nephrology of the Kidney and Urology Foundation.
Vice-President for Internal Affairs of the Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc.
A seasoned leader, she was President of the following organizations:
Nephrology Society of New Jersey (first Filipino to become its President)
NJ Medical Women’s Association
Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey
Philippine American Medical Society in New Jersey
National President of the Philippine Pediatric Society in America.
National President of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
National President of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America
Founding President of UPMASA- NJ/NY Chapter
Founding President of PPSA – New Jersey Chapter
At the time that she was actively involved with the Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey, she also held offices concurrently as First Vice-President of the NJMWA, Secretary of the Academy of Medicine of NJ (first Filipino to be an officer of the AMNJ), Secretary-Treasurer of the United Hospitals Medial Center Medical Staff, Vice-President of the Asian American Heritage Council, Chairperson of the Delbarton Arts Council and Vice-Chair of the Philippine Independence Day Parade Committee in New York City.
Dr. Uy served as the National Secretary of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America for five years and also as the National Treasurer of the Philippine Economic and Cultural Endowment (PEACE) for three years.
The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York awarded her the 2015 Honoree representing the Philippines during the International Women’s Day. Consul General Mario de Leon selected her as one of the 2015 Distinguished Filipino Women in New York
Dr. Connie S. Uy was the recipient of the 2004 Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 15, 2004 at the Malacanan Palace. She is the first Filipina to receive the New Jersey Woman of Achievement Award by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and Douglass College in March 2004. This award is bestowed to “distinguished women in New Jersey who have demonstrated a strong commitment in the areas of leadership, humanistic contributions, philanthropic activities, community service, the arts, professional commitment and other achievements.” Her name has been added to the roster of distinguished past honorees including former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Althea Gibson, Millicent Fenwick, just to name a few.
Other honors and awards that she has received :
National Medical Award for Nephrology by the National Kidney Foundation
March of Dimes Community Service Award
American Medical Women Association (AMWA) Community Service for NJ
Gender Equity Award from the AMWA
Most Distinguished Alumnus Award (Overseas) from the UP Medical Alumni Society Outstanding Citizen Award by the Philippine Junior Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Asian American Award by the Asian American Heritage Council Outstanding Filipino for Health Care Award by the Filipino American Heritage Council
Lifetime Achievement Award from both the UPMASA and UPMAS.
America’s Top Pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America since 2002
1995 Grand Marshal for the Passaic Philippine Day Parade
Ma. PILAR MONJE
Press Relations Officer
2020-2021 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CONSTANCIA UY, MD
Constitution and By Laws
REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ADVISORY BOARD
LEANDRO LACHICA, ESQ
Ethics, Grievance and Compliance
Finance and Budget
Long Range and Strategic Planning