Biography

Doctor Willie Ong was born on October 24, 1963 and according to astrology his zodiac sign is Scorpio. Willie is a Filipino cardiologist and internist known for his presence on social media. He authored several medical books, most notably the Medicine Blue Book. He is a columnist for The Philippine Star and Pilipino Star Ngayon. Ong also formerly served as a consultant for the Department of Health from 2010-2014. He gives free health tips online to help a wider audience. Currently, he has one of the highest following on Facebook and YouTube in the Philippines. Ong was born in Tondo, Manila. He attended Xavier School as a young boy and would later win the Xavier Award for Exemplary Alumni in 2013. After high school, he did his pre-medical course in the University of the Philippines Diliman where he graduated with a degree in Botany. Upon graduating, he went on to the De La Salle Health Science Institute for medical school.

 

Ong did his Internal Medicine Residency in Manila Doctors Hospital where he was the chief resident. After his residency, he further pursued a Cardiology fellowship in the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital where he was the chief fellow. Ong also achieved the award for the highest academic performance when he did his Masters in Public Health in the University of the Philippines Manila. During his clerkship year, he started writing the Medicine Blue Book which would be published in 1995, during his first year of residency. To this day, it is one of the best-selling local medical books, selling over 400,000 copies. Ong created the Co Tec Tai Medical Museum in Pasay City which is the first medical museum in the Philippines. The goal of the museum is to inspire Filipinos to become health workers and to preserve our country’s medical history.

 

Ong gained some popularity on the television show Salamat Dok as one of their resident medical experts and volunteer doctors from 2008-2018. Apart from that, he was also a regular columnist in The Philippine Star and Pilipino Star Ngayon writing about health. In 2013, he started uploading health articles and videos on social media. Ong is known for his presence on social media where he shares health tips and advice. His main Facebook page is listed as the top 11 most liked page in the Philippines. His Facebook is Doc Willie Ong and as of December 2021 his account hsa more than 16 million followers. His YouTube channel is listed as the top 23 most subscribed channel in the Philippines. The YouTube channel is Doc Willie Ong and has more than 6.72 million subscribers. On the channel there are 3574 uploaded videos and more than 857 million total number of views. On Instagram Doc’s account is docwillieong and here his audience exceeds 1 million followers, As for Twitter, Doc Willie Ong joined this platform and created his channel back in October 2009. The channel is Doc Willie Ong and here he has more than 16 thousand followers. 

 

Doc Willie Ong is married to Anna Liza Ong, a Filipino physician as well. They were married in 1993 in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay City. They have two daughters.

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