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Region 1 Medical Center

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The Region 1 Medical Center is the premier Advanced Comprehensive Center in Dermatology of Northern Luzon by 2024


The Region 1 Medical Center Dermatology shall provide affordable and quality services for patients with skin problems enhanced by competent training in a patient centered environment.


The Region 1 Medical Center Dermatology Department was formally established in January 2018 under the visionary leadership of Dr. May F. Gonzales to address the rising number of patients with dermatological concerns in the region. The department began with three consultants and two residents paving the way for the progressive expansion of its staff and facilities over the years. In the short time since its founding, the department has achieved noteworthy recognition for training, research, and community outreach programs.

After having successfully met all the requirements as training institution and with the pioneer graduates passing the Diplomate Boards, the Board of Accreditation and Board of Directors of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) recognized the department with full accreditation in July 2021, making it the 13th accredited institution of the Society.

To date, two successful batches of diplomates have joined the consultant staff, teaching alongside subspecialists in Dermatopathology, Dermatological Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Photocutaneous Medicine, Hansen’s Disease, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Research, and Community Dermatology, to guide residents-in-training become globally competitive well-rounded clinicians.

As the only PDS-accredited dermatology training institution in Northern Luzon, the department is set to be an Advanced Comprehensive Dermatology Center offering the highest level of dermatology care services to the people of Region 1 and its nearby provinces.

Facilities/Services Available

  • Out-patient Department Consultation
  • Teledermatology Consultations through R1MC E-Pacheck Up
  • Pediatric Dermatology Consultations
  • Hansen’s Disease Unit (Slit Skin Smears)
  • Dermatopathology Unit (Special Stains)
  • Dermatologic Surgery Unit (Biopsies and Surgeries)
  • Phototherapy
  • Patch Testing
  • Acne Surgery
  • Mycology (KOH), Gram Stain, and Tzanck Smear
  • Chemoexfoliation
  • Electrodessication
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Monopolar + Bipolar Radiofrequency Microinsulated Needling
  • Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser
  • Q switched Nd:YAG Laser
  • Biostimology + Lipidrainor

Major Activities

Gender Awareness Development Activities/ National Skin Health Program

  • Leprosy Week (February)
  • National Allergy Day (July)
  • National Psoriasis Day (October)
  • National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week (November)

Organizational Chart

Consultant staff

From L to R: Maria Roma I. Gonzales, MD, DPDS, Maritess P. Macaraeg, MD, DPDS, Janice G. Rigos, MD, and Patricia Elvira A. Duque-Ang, MD, DPDS

Resident Staff

third year residents

From L to R:Celina Faye C. Manalastas, MD (Deputy Chief Resident), Jenika Gracia P. Simbillo, MD (Chief Resident), Pearl Diane L. Aves, MD

second year residents

From L to R:Christine Azalea B. Alonzo, MD, Stefanie Mae S. Belmes-Morales, MD, Roice Angel C. Caguioa, MD, and Marion DC. Meneses, MD

first year residents

From L to R:Ezra Viktoria R. Haduca, MD, Monnette G. Morante, MD, Manuel V. Mendoza, Jr., MD, MBA, and Jan Raemon G. Tee, MD


From L to R:Jyne M. Fernandez, RN, Rodelyn I. Malasan, RN, MAN, Lee Marvin P. Padilla, RN, MAN, Venissa Ann E. Maramba, RN, and Ms. Angelica R. Dasig (Department Secretary)

Resident Program

  • Weekly Conferences (Grand Rounds, Ward Referral Conferences, and Journal Presentations)
  • Didactic Lectures
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Slide Readings and Dermatopathology Lectures
  • Exams: Fitzpatrick, Lever’s, Orals, and Practical/Kodachrome
  • Outside Rotations: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery/Plastic Surgery, HIV, Rheumatology
  • Research
  • Community Dermatology


  • Letter of application addressed to:


Medical Center Chief II

Region 1 Medical Center


Chairperson, Department of Dermatology

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume/Personal Data Sheet (Official Form)
  • Photocopy of the following:
    • Official Transcript of Records
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Post Graduate Internship Certificate
    • PRC License
    • Board Rating PRC Results

Contact Us

1st and 5th floor, Out Patient Department Bldg.,

Arellano Street, Dagupan City

Pangasinan, Region 1

Tel. no. 075-5158916 local 135/348

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