The Autobiography of

Ariston P. Awitan, Jr., M.D.

Which Prevailed, The Son’s Goal Or The Father’s Dream?

About the Author

Ariston P. Awitan Jr., M.D.

Ariston P. Awitan Jr., M.D. was born and raised in a remote area in the Philippines. He obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the most prestigious college of medicine in his country, the University of the Philippines. Dr. Awitan finished his surgical residency training at the Philippine General Hospital and his U.S. orthopedic residency training at the Martland Hospital, New Jersey College of Medicine.

He was certified diplomate by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. For 33 years, Dr. Awitan had a successful orthopedic surgery practice in Pasadena, Texas. He obtained the rank of Major United States Army Reserve Medical Corps. For seven years, Dr. Awitan served as an orthopedic surgeon at the Randall Medical Center, a U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, and as an occupational medicine physician at Nova Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He achieved two black belts in martial arts: Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate) and Kali Silat (Philippines Stick-Fighting Martial Arts).

For five years, he worked as a health researcher studying the causes and treatment of chronic diseases. He takes great pride in his four children, who received their education from Texas universities. Unfortunately, he has been married four times, and three of his wives died from cancer. Dr. Awitan has four children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dr. Awitan believes if you do your best to achieve your full potential, Jesus strengthens you, but the bottom line of what will happen to you in life is according to God’s Will, not your own because God already has a plan for you before you were born. He retired in Palm Coast, Florida, where he met his fourth wife, Josephine W. Phillips. Through his knowledge about the reality of medical treatment for chronic diseases, he seeks to assist and educate individuals in managing their health concerns. At this writing, Dr. Awitan is 88 years old, still healthy, and spends his time reading and writing books about his experiences, hoping to touch the lives of young people.