Dr. Marisa Pascual Joson









Areas Of Expertise

Qualifications & Experience



  • She was inspired into joining this profession by wanting to take care of her family.
  • She loves sightseeing during long drives, watching “Forrest Gump, Titanic’ and other Korean films.
  • She loves gardening as her pastime.


“What do we live for, if not making it easier for one another?”

Most memorable moments:

  • The first time she learned how to pet a stray cat and adopted her to live indoors with her in Dubai. 
  • Becoming the first Filipino cardiologist in the UAE.


Most challenging moment:

An elderly lady who sheI was taking care of for about 5 years in Dubai , suddenly became very weak because of cancer which was inoperable.  She had to visit her at home several times to make her comfortable and prepare her and the daughter, for the inevitable.

Areas Of Expertise

●      General cardiology

●      Preventive cardiology and wellness

●      Exercise training

●      Cardiac rehabilitation

●      Echocardiography

●      Stress testing

●      Tilt table testing

●      Peripheral vascular disease

●      Vascular rehabilitation

●      Expert heart specialist    

Qualifications & Experience

●      B.S. Biology at the world-renowned University of the Philippines

●      Obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

●      Completed fellowship in adult cardiology at Philippine Heart Center (PHC)

●      Trained as a clinical research fellow in cardiac rehabilitation at the PHC in 1997 and at Toronto Rehabilitation Centre in Canada in 1998

●      Visiting research fellow in echocardiography at the University of Alabama

●      Co-authored several papers, peer reviewed and published in echocardiography journals

●      Head of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention of the Philippine Heart Center

●      Established the Intensive Care Unit of Pasig City General Hospital

●      Designed the cardiac rehabilitation fellowship training program of The Medical City Hospital in 2012

●      Attending Cardiologist of both the PHC and The Medical City 

●      Diplomate and fellow of the Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine, the Philippine College of Physicians, the Philippine College of Cardiology, and the Philippine Heart Association

●      Certified by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates of the United States of America in 2011


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