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Southern Philippines Medical Center


SPMC - Derma



We are the first and only dermatology training institution in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.


A premier service-oriented dermatology and research center


  • To render excellent, accessible and affordable dermatological service
  • To train competent, compassionate and ethical dermatologists and excellent through outstanding education and programs
  • To conduct quality medical studies and researches
  • Together with the Philippine Dermatological Society and other organizations, be able to transcend economic, socio-cultural and political barriers



Compassion, Commitment, Competence, Credibility, Cooperation.


Standing (Top left to right):Karla Phoebe B. Castaños, MD, FPDS; Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, MD, FPDS; Jennifer Aileen M. Ang-Tangtatco, MD, FPDS; Niña A. Gabaton, MD, FPDS
Seated (Bottom left to right): Victoria P. Guillano, MD, FPDS; Ma. Pacita S. Belisario, MD, FPDS; Mary Jo Kristine S. Bunagan, MD, FPDS; Claribel L. Jimenez, MD, FPDS; Maria Mercedes S. Cauilan, MD, FPDS; Karen Lee P. Alabado-Laurel, MD, FPDS; Lalaine R. Visitacion, MD, FPDS


Claribel L. Jimenez, MD, FPDS


Mary Jo Kristine S. Bunagan, MD, FPDS

Training Officer

Karla Phoebe B. Castaños, MD, FPDS

Assistant Training Officer


  • Lalaine R. Visitacion, MD, FPDS
  • Ma. Pacita S. Belisario, MD, FPDS
  • Karen Lee P. Alabado-Laurel, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Mercedes S. Cauilan, MD, FPDS
  • Victoria P. Guillano, MD, FPDS
  • Jennifer Aileen M. Ang-Tangtatco, MD, FPDS
  • Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, MD, FPDS
  • Niña A. Gabaton, MD, FPDS



Third Years

Seated (Left to Right): Brice P. Serquiña, MD (Deputy Chief Resident); Bai Shariffah B. Pandita-Reyes, MD, MPM (Chief Resident); Andrea Isabel T. Contreras, MD (Chief Resident)
Standing: Haider H. Reyes, MD, MPH (Deputy Chief Resident)

Second Years

Seated (Left to Right): Jay Mohamad Ryan M. Aquino, MD; Rosa Beatriz S. Diaz, MD; Donna May A. Sarenas, MD; Kirk Llew V. Quijote, MD, MPH
Standing (Left to Right): Patricia R. Solon, MD; Cassandra Grace J. Bahjin, MD

First Years

(Left to right): Arielle Marie Therese V. Castañeda, MD; Lea Fatima B. Hingpit, MD; Nadra S. Magtulis, MD


  • Outpatient Department Consultations
  • Teledermatology Consultations
  • Inpatient and Dermatologic Emergency Referrals
  • Diagnostics
  • Slit skin smear
  • Wood’s lamp examination
  • Potassium hydroxide (KOH) of Skin and Nail scrapings
  • Tzanck smear
  • Patch testing
  • Dermoscopy
  • Skin punch, excision, incision, wedge and nail clipping biopsy
  • Direct Immunofluorescence
  • Procedures
  • Acne surgery
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Chemical peels
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision of benign and malignant cutaneous tumors
  • Extraction of milia and molluscum lesions
  • Fillers
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Intralesional corticosteroid injections
  • Laser therapy (595nm Pulsed Dye Laser/1064m Nd:YAG Laser)
  • Phototherapy for psoriasis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides and other eczema
  • Nail surgery
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Management


  • Hansen’s Club: Heart in Hand to Heal
  • Psoriasis Club

Application for residency training at SPMC Department of Dermatology opens yearly. You may visit our facebook page SPMC Department of Dermatology for announcements and further details. You may also contact us via email (dermadmc@yahoo.com) or landline (082) 227-2731 local 4705.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Transcript of Record (Certified True Copy)
  • Class Ranking
  • Certificate of Internship
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) Certificate
  • Board Rating Result (PRC)
  • NBI Clearance
  • Letter of Intent addressed to the Chair of Department of Dermatology

Claribel L. Jimenez, MD, FPDS
Chairperson, Department of Dermatology

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Two (2) 2×2 Colored Pictures


  • Weekly Conferences (Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Ward Audit, Dermatopathology Audit, Photodermatology Audit)
  • Didactics and Exams (General Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology, Special Topics)
  • Dermatologic Surgery Workshops
  • Dermatopathology Slide Readings
  • Research
  • Community Dermatology
  • Mentoring
  • Outside Rotations (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Surgery)

The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is a tertiary government hospital with a 1500-bed capacity located in the center of Davao City. It is an accredited training institution of 13 different medical specialties, including dermatology. Within the hospital grounds are the Mindanao Heart Institute, a main building for admitted patients, a state-of-the-art ER complex, a separate OB ER station, and a building dedicated to providing out-patient services donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which houses the Department of Dermatology outpatient clinic.

The Department of Dermatology was established in 1996 — the first and only in existence in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The department has been given full accreditation status by the Philippine Dermatological Society Accreditation Board from 2005 up to the present.



SPMC Department of Dermatology
2nd Flr. JICA Building,
J.P. Laurel, Bajada, Davao City

Tel. No. 227-2731 loc 4705
Email address: dermadmc@yahoo.com

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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