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San Diego, California - On Friday, June 14, 2024, the Asian Business Association San Diego Board of Director Dr. GilAnthony Ungab was sworn in as a Board of Port Commissioners of the Port of San Diego, representing National City.

Dr. Ungab received a unanimous vote from the National City Council on Thursday, June 13, 2024. With his appointment effective immediately, he becomes the first Filipino American to serve on the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.

Born and raised in National City, Dr. Ungab is a retired private practice Cardiac Electrophysiologist and the former Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. He has served on the R&D committees at Boston Scientific, St. Jude, and Biotronik, and is a co-founder of Geneva Healthcare Solutions, a remote monitoring company acquired by BioTelemetry Inc.  He currently serves as cofounder and CMO of Lucia Health Guidelines, a suite of AI solutions for care pathway coordination. Throughout his career, he has sought to improve access and equity of healthcare through advancing medical technology.

“It is an honor to be appointed as a commissioner for the Port of San Diego.  My experience in technology, business, and healthcare will serve me well to advocate for our community at the Port.” said Commissioner GilAnthony Ungab.”

“Through his board service, businesses in the health technology sector, and community involvement, Port Commissioner GilAnthony Ungab has been a decades-long advocate for some of our most vulnerable populations,” said Asian Business Association San Diego President and CEO Jason Paguio. “The Port of San Diego and the residents of our region are greatly served with Ungab as one of our port commissioners.”

Dr. Ungab's appointment marks a significant milestone for the Filipino American community and the broader Asian Pacific Islander community especially representing National City which is nearly 20% Filipino-American. His leadership and vision are expected to bring innovative solutions to the Port of San Diego, fostering economic growth and enhancing community engagement.


The Asian Business Association San Diego (ABASD) represents the interests of over 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses throughout San Diego County. ABASD builds sustainable communities through inclusive economic development and a diverse workforce. As part of the San Diego Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, ABASD offers educational workshops, technical assistance, no-cost business counseling services, and access to capital for minority-owned, small, and disadvantaged businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups.

ABASD will host a member mixer at Seven Mile Casino on June 20, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at 285 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA 91910. They will also celebrate their 34th annual scholarship and awards gala on October 18 at the Marriott Marquis. Learn more at

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