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East Avenue Medical Center

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East Avenue Medical Center

EAMC - Consultants


Department Chairperson

  • Ma. Angela M. Lavadia, MD


Administrative & Training Officer

  • Elizabeth P. Prieto, MD


Active Consultants

  • Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, MD
  • Dee Jay B. Arcega, MD
  • Lily Lyralin Laconico-Tumalad, MD
  • Maria Tricia Manlongat-Malahito,MD
  • Maria Cecilia C. Ongjoco, MD
  • Vilma O. Pelino, MD
  • Maria Carla C. Perlas-Pagtakhan, MD
  • Milali T. Torres, MD
  • Marielle M. Villanueva, MD


Visiting Consultants

  • Marcellano S. Cruz, MD
  • Winlove P. Mojica, MD
  • Georgina C. Pastorfide, MD
  • Francisco C. Rivera IV, MD

EAMC - Residents


Chief Resident

  • Patricia Ysabel G. Oreta, MD


Assistant Chief Resident

  • Maria Franchesca S. Quinio, MD



  • Ana Aurelia M. Santos, MD
  • Jerlyn Maureen P. Servas, MD
  • Camille Ann L. Asuncion, MD
  • Maria Antonette D. Dumlao, MD
  • Alexis Paula D. Ibaῆez, MD
  • Barbara Ellen T. Marcelo, MD
  • Cyryl Rae Benjamine S. Rejuso-Kalbit, MD
  • Mary Renebe R. Tugon, MD
  • Maria Rosa Noliza F. Encarnacion, MD
  • Ma. Corazon A. Iniego, MD
  • Fatima D.C. Jacinto-Calimag, MD
  • Andrea Aileen Marie V. Montelibano-Quimson, MD
  • Patricia Anne Nicole O. Ramirez, MD


EAMC - Services


  • A. General Dermatology
    • In the General Dermatology Clinic, the residents examine, diagnose and treat patients. Medications, if available, are given for free. The usual top ten cases seen are: dermatophytosis, scabies, acne vulgaris, verruca, allergic contact dermatitis, tinea versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis, hypersensitivity reaction, neurodermatitis and atopic dermatitis.
  • B. Specialty Clinics
    • Contact Dermatitis/Occupational and Environmental Dermatology
      • Patients presenting with acute or chronic inflammatory reactions to substances are examined and treated. Patch testing and skin testing are performed when necessary.
        • Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
    • Dermatologic Surgery
      • This clinic offers a wide range of procedures such as acne surgery, electrodessication, extraction and excision of both benign and malignant lesions.
        • Skin Punch Biopsy
        • Excision Biopsy
        • Extraction of Milia, Molluscum Contagiosum
        • Electrocautery of Verruca Vulgaris, Verruca Plana
        • Cryosurgery
    • Dermatopathology
      • For this subspecialty, patients’ slides are studied using the 5-headed microscope. Weekly discussions of the different pathologic patterns by the consultants and residents are done.
        • Dermoscopy
        • Skin Punch Biopsy
        • Skin Histopathology
    • Infectious Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails and Hansen’s Disease
      • This clinic deals with Leprosy cases acquired during childhood and adulthood. Patients usually undergo baseline laboratory examinations like slit skin smear, bacterial index and skin biopsy with Fite-Faraco staining. Free MDT (Multi-Drug Therapy) is likewise given to our patients.
        All fungal infections are diagnosed clinically and confirmed by examinations such as the Potassium Hydroxide Smear and Wood’s lamp. All 2nd year residents are required to attend mycology courses.
        Sexually transmitted, non-sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases are recognized and diagnosed. Patients undergo laboratory examinations such as gram stain, culture and sensitivity, Tzanck smear, serologic tests and skin biopsy. Patients are treated according to their needs.
        The department conducts simple laboratory procedures such as Wood’s lamp, Potassium Hydroxide examination, gram stain, bacterial index, Tzanck smear, Starch Iodine Test, Acetowhitening test and others for confirmation of their dermatologic diagnosis.

        • Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Examination of Skin and Nails for Fungal Infections
        • Tzanck Smear for Viral Infections
        • Wood’s Lamp Examination for Fungal Infections
        • Gram Stains for Bacterial Infections
        • Slit skin smear for Hansen’s Disease
    • Inflammatory Dermatoses
      • Corticosteroid Intralesional Injections for Inflammatory Dermatoses/Alopecia
    • Pediatric Dermatology
    • Photodermatology
      • The Phototherapy clinic offers UVB and UVA therapy not only to psoriasis patients but also to those diagnosed with vitiligo, mycoses fungoides, and other responsive skin conditions.
        • DAAVLIN Spectra Broadband Phototherapy Machine Treatments
        • PANASOFT Narrowband UVB Local Phototherapy Machine Treatments
    • Aesthetic Medicine
      • Wood’s Lamp Examination for Melasma
      • Intralesional Injection for Acne, Keloids, and Hypertrophic Scars
      • Acne Surgery and Chemical Peeling
      • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
      • Microdermabrasion
      • Isomax Machine Iontophoresis and Ultrasound Treatments for Skin rejuvenation
      • Radiofrequency Treatments for Photodamage, Cellulite and Fat Loss
  • C. Support Groups
    • One of the aims of the department is to treat each patient holistically. With this in mind, the Psoriasis Support Group was launched in the year 2001. We encourage our psoriasis patients to join our Psoriasis club, who meet once a month to discuss the different aspects of their disease. The Eczema Club meets monthly as well. The Hansen’s disease club was established in 2009 and the members meet quarterly. These support groups aim to deal with the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of coping with the disease.
  • D. Research Unit
    • The research unit facilitates the conduct of non-experimental and experimental studies as well as research seminars and workshops. Logbooks, papers and CD’s pertaining to research are filed for use in epidemiologic studies.
  • E. Outreach Program
    • The department’s outreach program is conducted as a commitment to serve people. We regularly hold medical missions in the different areas within Metro Manila and in the provinces nationwide.

EAMC - Residency


  • An applicant must be conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine in a reputable Medical School.
  • He/She should have passed the Physicians Licensure Examination given by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).
  • Following the Administrative Order No. 29 series 1994 of the Department of Health (DOH), the Department strictly adheres to the issuance that residency training in DOH hospitals are strictly for Filipino citizens. However, according to PDS (September 2, 2012) foreign nationals will be allowed to join the dermatology training program provided that the percentage of foreign residents that an institution may be allowed to accept should not exceed 30% of its total allowable training slots (from 1st to 3rd year) based on previous patient census and number of consultants.
  • He/She should be of good moral character, diligent, hard working with pleasant disposition. He/She should be able to work and perform well even under difficult circumstances. An applicant must be willing to accept share of responsibility and quick to extend help among his/her peers.
  • An applicant should have a well-rounded personality, willing to share one’s talents and skills for the benefit of the department.
  • The applicant must not have completed a training program in any specialty in a government hospital except Pathology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
  • He/She must have passed psychological and psychiatric test conducted by the hospital.



Step 1: Application form for East Avenue Medical Center Residency Training will be available at the Professional, Education, Training and Research Office (PETRO) located at the 2nd floor, Main Building of East Avenue Medical Center from 9 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday).

Step 2: Payment for the PETRO application form will be settled at the EAMC cashier.

Step 3: Proceed to the Department of Dermatology at the 3rd floor OPD building, open from 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) for other requirements needed (including a separate Dermatology Residency Program Application Form) and information regarding the entrance exam.

Step 4: Pay Dermatology examination fee at the Department of Dermatology.

Step 5: Submit the following documents at the Department of Dermatology in a long brown envelope labelled with your Full name (use black permanent marker) on upper left side and Passport sized picture pasted on upper right side of envelope.

  • Application form with essay (this form must be secured from the Department of Dermatology)
  • Three (3) pcs passport sized pictures
  • Application letter addressed to:
    • Hospital Director (Medical Center Chief II)
      (Roland L. Cortez, MD, CESO IV, MHA, CEO VI)
    • Department Chairperson
      (Ma. Angela M. Lavadia, MD, FPDS)
  • Letters of Recommendation from two (2) medical school professors (original)
  • Transcript of Records (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Diploma (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Class Ranking (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Certificate of Internship (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Board Rating (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • PRC Certificate (submit photocopy AND bring the original)


Step 6: Examination permit will be given by the department upon completion of all requirements and payment.

Note: The following will be required during the screening process into the residency program:

  • Psychological examination
  • Philippine Medical Association Membership (Good Standing)
  • A copy of the final paper of past researches


For additional details and information (deadlines of submission and schedule of examination), please visit us or call us at the address and telephone number below.


3rd Floor New OPD Building
East Avenue Medical Center
Phone Number: 710-0957
Email address:

EAMC - History

The EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER is a 600-bed, tertiary, general hospital under the Department of Health. It has the primary goal of providing quality medical care and treatment to patients irrespective of sex, socio-economic status and religious creed. Designated by the DOH as a training and teaching center, the hospital provides appropriate training programs, materials and facilities that aim at providing its medical and non-medical staff with opportunities for professional development and competency-building. Thus, with its well-trained and competent professionals, the hospital has continued to achieve its primary goal- the delivery of quality health care services to its patients.

The EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY is an accredited institution of the Philippine Dermatological Society. Officially acknowledged as a Department in January 1999, the Dermatology office transferred to the newly built Out-Patient Department in December 2003. The Department of Dermatology serves as the Dermatology Referral Center of Quezon City, as well as the surrounding cities of Metro Manila and Luzon, specially North and Central Luzon. The Department is presently divided into several units which includes the General Out-Patient Clinic, Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Phototherapy Unit, Dermatologic Surgery Unit and Infectious Dermatology Unit. Consultations are either seen at the out-patient clinic or the hospital wards on a daily basis. The year 2014 marked a milestone in history, as the Department officially inaugurated The Skin Center last December 8, 2014. Once only a dream, The Skin Center has now become a magnificent reality, equipped to provide the highest quality of dermatologic care to all patients in all sectors of society in an atmosphere of compassion, delight, and respect.

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East Avenue Medical Center
Department of Dermatology
East Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Out-Patient Department
3rd Floor New OPD Building,
East Avenue Medical Center
Tel. No. 710-0957

The Skin Center
1st Floor New OPD Building,
East Avenue Medical Center
Tel. No. 436-7089

Email address: