Gary Sy

Gary Sy

Gary S. Sy, popularly known as Dr. Gary Sy, is a renowned medical practitioner, television host, radio broadcaster, columnist, and author in the Philippines. He is one of the few doctors specializing in geriatrics in the country.

Medical leadership and advocacy

Sy is the Medical Director of the Life Extension Medical Center located in Suite E, Garden Plaza Hotel, 1370 Gen. Luna St., Paco, Manila. He travels throughout the Philippines and abroad, delivering free lectures on important health issues and rendering free medical consultations to the general public. He is particularly interested in addressing the concerns of the old and individuals dealing with senility.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]


Sy obtained a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 1987 from the Far Eastern University in Manila. He attended the Fatima College of Medicine in Valenzuela, and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]

He entered the Medical Technology Internship Program at the Clark Air Base in the United States Air Force Regional Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Gary S. Sy attained his medical clerical scholarship training in Gastroenterology and General Surgery at the Brooklyn Medical Center, New York, U.S.A in 1991. He took postgraduate courses in Occupational Health and Safety at the University of the Philippines College of Public Health in 1994; Sports Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1996; Gerontology and Geriatrics at the Philippine College of Gerontology and Geriatrics and in Bucharest, Romania, in 1999.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]


Sy is the Medical Director of the Life Extension Medical Center, a medium-sized clinic rendering free services to indigent patients in the country. The center was awarded as the "Most Outstanding Geriatric Treatment Center"' by the Parangal ng Bayan Foundation's "The Who's Who in the Philippines Awards" in September 17, 2001 at the Philamlife Theater in Manila.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]

He is also the Medical Director of Slimmer's World; a Medical Consultant of the Philippine United Senior Citizen Association (PUSCA); and a Board Member of the Philippine College of Gerontologist & Geriatrics, Inc.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]


Sy is a regular Medical Broadcaster in DZMM through his 10:00am to 11:00am Sunday weekly radio program "Gabay sa Kalusugan" (Your Guide to Health). He formerly hosted a regular Health Television Show in RPN-9 through his Saturday weekly program entitled Kalusugan TV (Health TV) April – October 2006. [1] He appears regularly in several radio programs in Metro Manila, including: DZRH (666 kHz) "Operation Tulong Medikal" every Wednesday 10:00 pm and DZBB 594 kHz with Manang Rose every other Saturdays 8:00 pm.


Sy has authored two medical books, Gabay sa Kalusugan: Part I (December 2003), and Gabay sa Kalusugan: Part II ( December 2006). He is a regular contributor in several national dailies: the Manila Bulletin's Life Extension every Wednesday; People’s Journal Sunday Tonight's Gabay sa Kalusugan every Sunday; and BizNews Asia Magazine, a weekly issue.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]


Sy has received numerous awards as a medical practitioner and broadcaster, including: the Most Outstanding Sports Medicine Physician award from the Federation of Filipino Consumers, Inc. in 1998; the Most Outstanding Young Leader Award from the Development of Filipino Youth, Inc., in 1998; the Outstanding Young Professional Awards in Medicine & Allied Sciences from the Parangal ng Bayan Awards for four consecutive years 1999-2000-2001-2002; the Outstanding Young Gerontologist of the Philippines from the Kapatiran Awards in 2000; the Outstanding Physician of the Year from the Best in Service Asia Pacific Out-Reach Development, Inc.; Young Professional Awardee in Medicine and Allied Services from the Dr. Jose Rizal Awards in 1999; and the Humanitarian Award from the Philippine United Senior Citizen Association (PUSCA) for 2000-2001; the 2000 Andres Bonifacio Grand Achievement Awardee during the 2nd Annual Mabuhay Filipino Achievers Gawad Parangal; Huwarang Pilipino Awardee for Medicine & Allied Sciences from the Top Men and Women of the New Millennium and Parangal ng Bayan Awards; and the Physician of the Philippines from the Media Special Awards of the Philippine Media Enforcers, Inc. in 2001. Best Educational Radio Program from the Catholic Mass Media (CMMA) 2005. KBP Golden Dove Awardee 2006 for Best Public Service Program “Kalusugan TV RPN 9.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]


Sy is a member of the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine; the Sports Medicine Association of the Philippines; the Philippine Academy of Family Physician; the Philippine Society of Hypertension; the Philippine Federation of Private Practitioner; the Philippine College of Gerontology & Geriatrics; the Philippine Association of Gerontologist, Inc.; the International Association of Gerontologists; and the American Geriatrics Society.Individual profile, Rx Pinoy Medical Directory, 2007.]

External links

* [ Dr. Gary Sy at the Rx Pinoy Medical Directory]
* [ Splash Nutraceutical Corporation]
* [ Geriatrica International]


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