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About PRA

The Philippine Rheumatology Association was inaugurated on May 27, 1964. It is composed of doctors whose main interests are the rheumatic diseases. Members have undergone training in the field of rheumatology and clinical immunology for at least two years and had passed the board examination given by the Philippine Specialty Board of Rheumatology.  Currently the PRA has 235 members, with 208 Adult Rheumatologists and 27 Pediatric Rheumatologists.


To be the recognized leader in the field of rheumatology in the Philippines and a major contributor in the Asia-Pacific Region.


The Philippine Rheumatology Association is a collegial organization, composed on competent, compassionate, socially responsive and ethical rheumatologist and other specialists that is committed to:

  • Recognition and promotion of rheumatology as a specialty

  • Provision of high quality patient care

  • Exponent of advancement in education and research in the field

  • Personal and professional development of its members

Our Core Values

  • Compassion

  • Excellence

  • Cooperation / Collegiality

  • Social Responsiveness

  • Integrity

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