Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo recipient of 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine

August 30, 2017


Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo, recipient of 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine


DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY - Last August 19, 2017, the U.P. Alumni Association (UPAA) held its General Alumni Homecoming with the theme "Itanghal ang Dangal". Dr. Ramon Gustilo, a Diamond Jubilarian, was awarded with UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine.


According to the UPAA Yearbook, year after year, the UPAA selects Distinguished Alumni Awardees  to recognize the U.P. alumni who made the most outstanding accomplishments in their chosen fields of endeavour.


Dr. Gustilo, Chairman and CEO of Orthopaedic International, Inc., is one of the country's foremost orthopedic surgeons. He invented three knee implant systems: Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 (with Smith & Nephew, Inc. of the U.S.) and the Axis Knee System. Axis Knee System, the first and only world-class knee system developed in Southeast Asia, is available at half the cost of the usual available knee systems in the country. The Axis Knee System was developed with funding support from Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) - Department of Science and Technology (DOST).


According to UPAA website (upalumni.ph), "The UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and excellent contributions in their chosen fields that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University."


Dr. Ramon Gustilo during the awarding ceremony of 2017 UP General Alumni Homecoming


Feb 12, 2019. Axis Knee System was featured in the first DOST-PCHRD Talakayang HeaRT Beat, Press and Media Conference

Oct 25, 2018. Mahahalagang Kaalaman Tungkol sa Total Knee Replacement

Jul 13, 2018. Karagdagagang Impormasyon Tungkol sa Axis Knee System

May 24, 2018. Axis Knee System is Available Nationwide!

Feb 07, 2018. What Makes Axis Knee System unique?

Nov 22, 2017. Axis Knee System 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Jul 17, 2017. Axis Knee System team awarded with Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award at NSTW 2017

May 04, 2017. POA 27th Midyear Convention

Mar 24, 2017. AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting at San Diego, CA

Nov 22, 2016. 67th POA Annual Convention

Nov 12, 2016. 22 surgeons attended Axis Knee System Training at POC

Oct 06, 2016. Orthopaedic International goes to THAILAND!

Sep 30, 2016. Axis goes to (Bicol) Access!

Aug 18, 2016. Filipino orthopedic surgeons begin use of modern, cheaper way of knee surgery

Aug 01, 2016. DOST showcases PH-designed knee replacement

Jul 27, 2016. OII welcomed the Senior Citizens Association for a plant tour

Jun 16, 2016. Pinoy company now manufactures knee implants designed for Asians

Jun 01, 2016. No More 'Going Weak at the Knees'

May 19, 2016. Orthopaedic International clears way for conquering Osteoarthritis

May 18, 2016. Orthopedic global expert promotes PCHRD-supported technology “Axis Knee System”

May 15, 2016. Axis knee System: Confidence in Every Step

May 09, 2016. Locally Developed Knee Surgical Technique Puts Patient Back Into Life Mode

May 06, 2016. DOST-PCHRD Conducts Science Media Tour For Awareness On “Knee Replacement Surgery” Availability In PH

Mar 02, 2016. OII at the AAOS Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida

Nov 01, 2015. Joint effort propels development of ‘affordable’ knee replacements

Jul 27, 2015. DOST develops knee replacement at half the cost of regular treatment

Jul 22, 2015. Philippine firm makes knee implants affordable


Orthopaedic International, Inc.