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Amuerfina Tantiongco Castro Edit Profile

Amuerfina Tantiongco Castro was Philippine geriatrics nurse. Certified in oncology and gerontology nursing.


Castro, Amuerfina Tantiongco was born on July 30, 1942 in Morong, Rizal, Philippines. Daughter of Eusebio and Juana (Victorio) Tantiongco.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University East, Quezon City, Philippines, 1963. Master of Arts in Nursing, New York University, 1975.


Member staff University East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, 1963-1964. Member faculty St. Catherine School Nursing, 1964-1965. Operating room nurse Fordham Hospital and Union Hospital, Bronx, New York, 1966-1969.

Staff nurse in chemotherapy research Memorial Hospital-Sloan Kettering, New York City, 1969-1974. Charge nurse Greenbrook (New Jersey) Manor Nursing Home, 1989-1995. President New Jersey Auxiliary Philippine American Medical Society, 1998—2005, retired, 2005.


Vice-chairman, trustee Foundation Philippine-American Medical Society New Jersey, since 1990. Member ANA, New Jersey Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses Association American (board directors, National Svc. award 1988-1990), Philippine Nurses Association New Jersey (president, advisory board, Outstanding Member award since 1986), U. East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Med.Ctr. Nursing Alumni Association United States of America (president 1988-1992, member of advisory board, Outstanding Alumni in Cmty.

Svc. award 1993, Special Recognition award 1998), Philippine American Medical Society New Jersey Auxiliary (president), Sigma Theta Tau.


Married El B. Castro, April 6, 1966. Children: Cesar, El Junior, Christopher.