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Welcome to the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and to beautiful Toronto, Canada!

PINAY POWER 2017 is finally here.  FWN envisioned the Pinay Power campaign - a dream with a meaningful purpose—to double the number of Filipina women leaders by 2020. The Filipina Leadership Global Summit is exclusively designed for the Global FWN100™ Awardees—Filipina women leaders creating change in the world of Filipinas in diaspora.

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Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D.

Makati Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City
Urogynecologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgeon, Aesthetic Gynecologist
Metro Manila, Philippines

Dr. Jennifer Jose is a BS. Biology graduate from De LaSalle University in 1988 and pursued her medicine proper at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center where she graduated in 1997. She was very much interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology where she finished her residency at the Makati Medical Center. During her residency training , the consultants saw the potential in her since she gave pride several times to Makati Medical Center as she won yearly in research contests in the entire Philippines. As a third year resident she applied for a subspecialty fellowship program outside the country. The chairman of the Department of OBGYN advised her to look for a very good program in Urogynecology abroad and they will put up a Center once she finishes the training. She competed and was chosen among 13 specialists from different countries to get one slot for the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery training at the Mount Sinai Hospital where she had completed a 3 year fellowship program.She did go back after the training and Makati Medical Center and they put up the Urogynecology and Incontinence Center which she is presently heading since 2007.

Thereafter, she was invited by St. Lukes Medical Center Global City to spearhead the Comrehensive Pelvic Floor Center.In addition,she was one of the doctors chosen to be trainied in Robotics surgery. She developed passion into learning and she trained In the United States and did a lot of cadaver workshop with Dr. Arnold Advincula. The Trailblazer Award was given by Da Vinci Surgical System to Dr. Jennifer Marie B. Jose’, as an outstanding achievement of being the first Filipino surgeon in the Philippines to perform 100 robotic surgeries- March 17, 2016. Dr. Jose earned the distinction of being the First Filipino Doctor to

make it to the Surgeons locator list of Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of Da Vinci Surgical System where she maintains her status up to the present. Being on the list bestows Dr. Jose the honor of being one of the robotic surgeons all over the world recognized by Intuitive Surgical Inc. for their proficiency in robotics surgery. She performs robotic assisted hysterectomy, myomectomy, cystectomy, adhesiolysis and urogynecology procedures such as sacrocolpopexy for suspensions and incontinence procedures.In ASEAN countries , Dr. Jose is the first one recognized who perform Robotics Sacrocolpopexy and has the most number of cases. She was recognized by St. Luke’s Medical Center as an outstanding Physician involved in Innovation in Treatment and Pioneering Work in pursuing new frontiers of medicine and pushing the boundaries of standards of care through innovative and pioneering work in the management of patients- 2012 . She was very good and skilled in her craft that she was also recognized by Intuitive Surgical on her merits. She was mentoring doctors in the Philippines and also was invited in Asean countries to give lectures and perform live operations for them to learn the techniques and Indications.

In addition, she also ventures in aesthetic gynecology to help women build confidence in themselves. She also trained for new treatments to apply minimally invasive approach to treat urogenital atrophy, urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infection and recurrent vaginitis to improve the quality of life of patients.