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Philippine Dermatology Society
Subspecialty Core Group

1st Row (L-R): Jamaine Cruz-Regalado, MD, Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, Evelyn R. Gonzaga, MD, Marie Eleanore Nicolas, MD, Mae Ramirez-Quizon, MD
2nd Row (L-R): Rogelio Balagat, MD, Katrina Canlas- Estrella, MD, Melanie Doria-Ruiz, MD, Clarisse Garcia-Mendoza, MD, Bryan Guevarra, MD
Not in photo: Johanna Pauline L. Dizon, MD, Benjamin Bince, MD


2020 – 2021 OFFICERS & MEMBERS


  • To provide comprehensive, compassionate & individualized dermatological care for
    patients in the field of Immunodermatology
  • To provide up-to-date evidence-based guidelines in the management of
    Immunodermatology cases among other PDS members.



  • The Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group will be a key working group in the
    whole of the Philippines who will provide up-to-date evidence-based patient-oriented
    dermatological care for Immunodermatology cases in the next 10 years




  1. General:
    • The Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group aims to:
      • Provide a comprehensive, compassionate & individualized dermatological
        care for patients in the field of Immunodermatology
      • Encourage members of the Philippine Dermatological Society to develop
        an interest and understanding of the science of immunodermatology and
        related areas of interest
  2. Specific:
    • It aims for the following:
      • Promote and share knowledge in the following areas of interest:
        1. Autoimmune blistering diseases
        2. Inherited Epidermolysis bullosa
        3. Rheumatologic dermatology (i.e. Lupus, Dermatomysitis, Systemic
          sclerosis, Morphea, and Vasculitis)
      • Promote the diagnostic tests for work up needed for the diagnosis of
        these diseases (i.e. Direct Immunofluorescence and ELISA assay)
      • Promote research and the development of local guidelines
        relative to this subspecialty
      • Network with international groups supporting this specialty for
        the benefit of patients and dermatology residents in training


  1. PDS Fellow with good moral character and good standing with PDS
  2. Involved in any or all of the ff:
    • Recognized training on Immunodermatology
    • Academic teaching affiliation on Immunodermatology
    • Primary involvement or participation in clinical trials and other relevant research in
    • Authorship on research publications in immunodermatology
    • Involvement in advocacies on immunodermatology
    • Focused type of dermatological practice in immunodermatology
    • Consistency in attending and participating continuing professional development on
      immunodermatology and those conducted by the immunodermatology subspecialty
      core group
    • Other relevant indicators to show genuine interest in the subject (e.g. active
      Involvement in related projects and activities embarked on immunodermatology)



  • At least 6 months to 12 months fellowship training in Immunodermatology (blistering
    diseases, connective tissue diseases, or inherited EB)
  • Kindly submit to ayeese@yahoo.com
    • Letter of intent to join the group to:
        Chair, PDS Immunoderm Subspecialty Core Group
    • Copy of Certificate of Fellowship Training
    • Curriculum Vitae


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