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R1 Medical Center Dermatology


Consultants (First row, standing L-R): Bernadette M. Villaflor, Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, Camelia Faye R. Tuazon, Francesca Mari S. Sy-Alvarado, Mary Grace Anne A. Calvarido, Gladys Maxima M. Rayos, Nica Minerva Q. Olivar
Second row, seated L-R): Mari Carlota B. Najera, Maria Aurora Teresa H. Rosario, May F. Gonzales, Lucille Sabrina F. Ferrer, Janelle G. Go


May F. Gonzales, MD, FPDS, MPH
Department Chair


Maria Aurora Teresa H. Rosario, MD, FPDS
Training Officer


Active Consultants:

• Lucille Sabrina F. Ferrer, MD, FPDS, FPSVI
Assistant Department Manager
Sexually Transmitted Infections Head

• Gladys Maxima M. Rayos, MD, FPDS, FPLS, CFP
Assistant Residency Training Officer

• Mari Carlota B. Najera, MD, FPDS
Residents Monitor
Phototherapy Head

• Mary Grace Anne A. Calvarido, MD, DPDS, DDSP

• Janelle G. Go, MD, DPDS
Academic Coordinator

• Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, MD, DPDS
Research Coordinator

• Nica Minerva Q. Olivar, MD, DPDS
Assistant Academic Coordinator

Visiting Consultants:

• Margaret Mary B. Alegre, MD, DPDS, DDSP

• Camelia Faye R. Tuazon, MD, DPDS
Pediatric Dermatology

• Francesca Mari S. Sy-Alvarado, MD, FPDS
Dermatologic Surgery
• Bernadette M. Villaflor, MD, FPDS
Laser/Cosmetic Dermatology

Pioneer Graduates:

Nica Minerva Q. Olivar, MD, DPDS

Nicole Bianca D. Tan, MD, DPDS

Resident Staff:

Third Year Residents

  • Maria Roma I. Gonzales, MD

           Chief Resident

  • Janice D. Garcia, MD

           Deputy Chief Resident

  • Maritess P. Macaraeg, MD

Third Year Residents (L-R): Janice D. Garcia, Maria Roma I. Gonzales, Maritess P. Macaraeg

Second Year Residents

  • Pearl Diane L. Aves, MD
  • Krizza D. Singson, MD

Second Year Residents (L-R): Pearl Diane L. Aves, Krizza D. Singson

First Year Residents

  • Christine Azalea B. Alonzo, MD
  • Stefanie Mae S. Belmes, MD
  • Celina Faye C. Manalastas, MD
  • Jenika Gracia P. Simbillo, MD

First Year Residents (L-R): Christine Azalea B. Alonzo, Celina Faye C. Manalastas, Jenika Gracia P. Simbillo, Stefanie Mae S. Belmes

Nursing and Administrative Staff 2021:

(Clockwise) Venissa Ann E. Maramba, Angelica R. Dasig, Lee Marvin P. Padilla, Jyne M. Fernandez

Lee Marvin P. Padilla, RN, MAN

Nurse Manager

Venissa Ann E. Maramba, RN


Jyne M. Fernandez, RN


Angelica R. Dasig

Department Secretary


Out-patient Department Consultation Area (Ground floor)

Hansen’s Disease Unit (Ground floor)

Dermatopathology Unit (5th floor)


Phototherapy Unit (5th floor)

I. Mission:

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 is the premier Advanced Comprehensive Center in Dermatology of Northern Luzon by 2024

II. Activities:


  1. Weekly Conferences (Grand Rounds, Ward referral conferences, Telederm conferences and Journal reporting)
  2. Didactic Lectures
  3. Small Group Discussions
  4. Slide readings and Dermpath lectures
  5. Exams (Fitzpatrick, Orals, Practical/Kodachrome, CME quizzes)
  6. Outside rotation- Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery/Plastic Surgery, HIV, Rheumatology
  7. Research
  8. Community Dermatology

B. Gender Awareness Development Activities/National Skin Health Program

  1. Leprosy week (February)
  2. National Allergy Day (July)
  3. National Psoriasis Day (October)
  4. National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week (November)


III. Facilities/ Services:

  1. Out patient Department Consultation
  2. Teledermatology Consultations through R1MC E-Pacheck up
  3. Hansen’s Disease Unit (Slit skin smears)
  4. Dermatopathology Unit/Special stains
  5. Pediatric Dermatology consultations
  6. Dermatologic Surgery Unit (Biopsies, surgeries)
  7. Phototherapy
  8. Patch testing
  9. Laser (Fractional Co2 and Q switch ND YAg)
  10. Acne Surgery
  11. Mycology(KOH)/Gram Stain, Tzanck smear
  12. Chemoexfoliation
  13. Electrodessication
  14. Microdermabrasion
  15. Monopolar + Bipolar Radiofrequency Microinsulated Needling

IV. Support Groups:

  1. Psoriasis Club
  2. Leprosy Support group


Details for Applying into Residency Training (Requirements)
1. Letter of application addressed to:
Medical Center Chief II
Region 1 Medical Center
Chairperson, Department of Dermatology
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume/Personal Data Sheet (official form)
3. Photocopy of the following:
a. Official Transcript of Records
b. Medical School Diploma
c. Post Graduate Internship Certificate
d. PRC License
e. Board Rating PRC Results

The Region 1 Medical Center, a Department of Health accredited tertiary training, teaching and research hospital is located in the business, education and health center of Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It has been delivering affordable and accessible healthcare services for almost a century, working on a 600 bed capacity, and is the first DOH hospital in Northern Luzon to be ISO: 2015 accredited.
The Department of Dermatology was established in January 2018 upon the initiative of Dr. May Gonzales, with the approval of the Medical Center Chief, Dr. Joseph Roland O. Mejia. This move was to address the increasing number of patients and their awareness of dermatological concerns and needs and in line with the Department of Health’s memorandum for establishing Regional Dermatology Centers to serve as milieu for medical services in far- flung areas in Pangasinan and Northern Luzon. This then led to the opening of doors to more Philippine Dermatological Consultants as well as residents in training.
The department started with just 3 consultants and 2 residents. Now, a total of 14 accredited dermatologists are manning the different units such as the Dermatopathology, Dermatological Surgery , Contact Dermatitis, Photocutaneous Medicine, Hansen’s Disease, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Research and Community Dermatology. To answer the need for alternative and safe consultations during the pandemic, the department pioneered the Telemedicine service in the institution. To date, it has been giving the hospital the highest census of Teledermatology consultations through the R1MC E-Pacheck up.
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 recognized the department with full accreditation in July 2021, making it the 13th accredited institution of the Society and the 1st in Northern Luzon. The department is set forth to be and Advanced Comprehensive Dermatology Center in Northern Luzon.


Arellano Street, Dagupan City
Pangasinan, Region 1
Tel. no. 075-5158916 local 135/348

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