Philippine Minnesotan Medical Association


3/23/2020: A special message from PMMA President Jonathan Sembrano, MD:

To all PMMA members,

During this period of global crisis related to COVID-19, our lives have been altered in ways that we could not have imagined possible even as recently as a couple of weeks ago. Our purpose in sending out this email message is twofold:

1. The PMMA is aware that many of you are putting your own lives and safety at risk in the course of doing your work, and some are actually in the frontline, doing your best to save and help as many afflicted people as you can.

We would like to let you know that we, your colleagues, salute you and will always be grateful for the sacrifices you make, for the benefit of all.

We would also like you to know that we are here for you, and are ready to support you with whatever you may need. If there is anything at all that we could help you with, please do not hesitate to contact any of us (all our contact information is at the bottom of this email).

2. The PMMA would also like to make sure that we support the Philippine community in Minnesota. We are aware that majority of Filipinos in MN have established relationships with primary care physicians, and, even at this time, have convenient access to their healthcare teams and PCP's (telephone/virtual encounters). However, there is likely also a sizable number among the community (including many of our elderly citizens, or transient/visiting relatives) who may not have established primary care teams yet.

- If you provide adult/pediatric primary care service, and accept new patients - please provide us with your clinic name and contact/scheduling number, and we will share this with the other Filipino organizations for distribution to the Philippine-Minnesotan community.

- If you are a specialist and willing to answer any questions from members of the community that may fall within your area of expertise (as a sort of informal / curbside consult), or if you are accepting/seeing new patients - please also provide your clinic name and contact number, and we will share this as well.

Thank you very much. Stay healthy and safe, even as you continue to do God's work on Earth. We will get through this.

PMMA Officers and Board
Jonj Sembrano - President
Simon Kung - Vice-President
Janice Go - Secretary
Noe Mateo - Treasurer
Joe Kalugdan - Ex-oficio
Puring Lucas - Advisor
Board Members:
Dan Trajano
Cherry Bucu
Sigrid Precilla
Ed Santos
Laura Hong
Amy Ellingson

Contact any of the above by email


Upcoming Events

August 202042nd Annual Clinical Conference TBD

Past Event Calendar

December 14, 2019Radisson Blu Mall of America Induction Ball & Holiday Party
August 15-18, 2019Hilton Hotel MSP, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 41st Annual Clinical Conference
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Noon to 3 pm
GameWorks at Mall of America
RSVP: Dr. Dan Trajano
Free Bowling and Lunch Party
For PMMA members, their families, and all prospective members
Compliments of PMMA and Mark Grunewald
August 16-19, 2018Treasure Island Resort 40th Annual Clinical Conference
January 20, 2018Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America, Bloomington Officer Induction Ball
November 18, 2017Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis Dr. Loy Trajano Memorial Bowling
August 17-20, 2017Breezy Point 39th Annual Clinical Conference
March 25, 2017PCM Building, 7 am - 2:30 pm
Spring CME Activity followed by PMMA General Member Meeting.
*** RSVP by March 22, 2017 to or board members on invitation. Space is limited to 70 participants, first-come, first-served, so RSVP!!! There is no registration fee. ***
January 21, 2017PCM Building 6:30pm Christmas Party
September 24, 2016Rochester Fall Picnic and Post-Clinical Conference Meeting
August 11-14, 2016Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells 38th Annual Clinical Conference.
April 23, 2016
Post-Mission Get-Together
January-February 2016Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines Medical Mission
December 5, 2015Sheraton Bloomington, MN New Officer Induction Dinner: On-line payment
August 6-9, 2015Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells 37th Annual Clinical Conference

Pictures from 2014 Conference: Pic1, Pic2, Pic3

April 11, 2015Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 1st Spring Clinical Conference

Page1, Page2

August 7-10, 2014Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells 36th Annual Clinical Conference
Jan 30-Feb 9, 2014Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines Medical, Surgical & Dental Mission
Jan 18, 2014Oakdale, MN Dinner and Dance Fundraising Event
November 9, 2013Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington 2014 Mission Benefit Dinner
October 26, 2013Oak Marsh Golf Club Induction Ceremony
August 15-18, 2013Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN 35th Annual Clinical Conference
August 16-19, 2012Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN 34th Annual Clinical Conference
November 11, 2011Regions Hospital, St. Paul CME: Improving Glycemic Control when Patients Need it Most
October 9, 2011Minnesota Valley Country Club 2012 Medical Mission Benefit Dinner
September 17, 2011St. Anthony Main Theater (115 St SE, Minneapolis 55414) Filipino community showing for "Amigo"
August 18-21, 2011Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells 33rd Annual Clinical Conference
June 18, 2011Rochester, MNPicnic (scroll to second page)
May 13-14, 2011Woodbury, MNGarage Sale
May 7, 2011Cottage Grove, MNGet-together and Pacquiao match
April 16, 2011Sheraton St Paul Woodbury Hotel. Registration required.H. pylori: importance of appropriate testing and management
August 11-15, 2010Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids32nd Annual Clinical Conference
On-line registration