Orthopaedic Surgeon in Davao City, Davao del Sur (DSU)

Ronald P. Tangente MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Orthopedic Center
    Ground Floor, Davao Doctors Hospital, Quirino Avenue
    Davao City, Davao del Sur, 8000 - Philippines
    Phone: 63-82-2212101/2212102 local 422

About Our Practice

I am basically an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon. For the last 14 years, my private practice has been mainly centered on spine and scoliosis surgery. Besides my practice, I am also involved in the academe teaching Anatomy and Neuroanatomy at Davao Medical School Foundation in Davao City,Philippines.
I had my Residency Training Program in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. Shortly thereafter,I went to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center affiliated with the University of Toronto, Canada for my Clinical Fellowship in Spine and Trauma Surgery. Furthermore, I went to the Spinal Injuries Center in Fukuoka, Japan to gain additional formal training. Over the years, I have been to different hospitals around the world to train further and keep myself updated in recent trends and developments in spine surgery. I was even awarded an International Physician Observership Program Scholarship in Cleveland Clinic, USA and rotated in the Spine Program of the Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery. I was also a past recipient in the International Educational Scholarship Program of the Scoliosis Research Society.
At present, I am the Head of the Spine Section of both the Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery. I'm given the rare privilege to train Neurosurgical Residents about Spine Surgery. Despite my surgical practice, I do hold an administrative position in Davao Doctors Hospital as the Assistant Medical Director for Medical Education.
Since I consider teaching as one of my interests, I do lecture frequently in national meetings/workshops/spine courses in the Philippine Spine Society. In some occasions, I was given the opportunity to also lecture internationally and even do surgical teaching demonstration in the South East Asia region.
Like most spine surgeons, I deal with adult and pediatric spine problems. I attend to degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine,metastatic spine tumors, spine trauma,spinal deformities, spine infections and scoliosis surgery. I also do Kyphoplasty/ Vertebroplasty for Osteoporosis and Cervical Disc Replacement.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Hospital Affiliations
  • Davao Doctors Hospital
  • Davao Medical Center
  • San Pedro Hospital
University Affiliations
  • Ateneo de Davao University/Davao Medical School Foundation
Languages spoken at this practice
  • Cebuano
  • English
  • Tagalog
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