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UP – Philippine General Hospital

MISSION – VISION

MISSION

To attain excellence, respect, and relevance in dermatology through the development of competent dermatologists who serve the people, not for material gain but because of genuine concern for their welfare.

 

VISION

To produce a community of scholars in dermatology who are: academically excellent, service-oriented, research-inclined, willing and dedicated to impart knowledge, skills, proper attitude, civic-mindedness, and is community-oriented.

To produce a community of scholars in dermatology who are: potential leaders in their chosen field, imbued with moral, ethical, and spiritual vigor, inspired by love, compassion and respect for the dignity of human life committed to the development of the Philippine society.

Integrity | Excellence | Compassion

 

Department Chair


Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS

Training Officer


Claudine Yap Silva, MD, FPDS

CONSULTANTS


Sitting, left to right: Dr. Adolfo B. Bormate Jr., Dr. Georgina C. Pastorfide, Dr. Francisca DC. Roa, Dr. Clarita Corazon C. Maaño, Dr. Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan (Chair), Dr. Ma. Lorna F. Frez, Dr. Belen L. Dofitas, Dr Claudine Yap Silva
Standing, left to right: Dr. Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza, Dr. Emy Christine C. Onishi-Limchoa, Dr Arunee H. Siripunvarapon, Dr. Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, Dr. Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac, Dr. Winlove P. Mojica, Dr. Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon, Dr. Giselle Marie S. Tioleco-Ver, Dr. Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro

  • Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS
    • Department Chair
    • Professor 3
    • Chief of Dermatopathology Division
    • Head of Laser Committee
    • Treasurer of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • ADHOC Committee Adviser
  • Ma. Lorna F. Frez, MD, FPDS
    • Immediate Past Chief of Division of Dermatology
    • Professor 7
    • Department Adviser
    • Chief of Photodermatology Division
    • Psoriasis Club Adviser
  • Clarita Corazon C. Maano, MD, FPDS
    • Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    • Professor Emeritus, UP Manila
  • Georgina C. Pastorfide, MD, FPDS
    • Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    • Department Adviser
  • Francisca DC. Roa, MD, FPDS
    • Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    • Department Adviser
  • Belen L. Dofitas, MD, FPDS
    • Associate Professor 4
    • Vice Chair for Research
    • Chief of Wound (Ulcers) Division
    • Clinical Epidemiologist
    • Vice President of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Learning Unit 5 Coordinator
    • Hansen’s Club Adviser
  • Claudine Yap Silva, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Medical Specialist III
    • Vice Chair for Postgraduate Training / Department Training Officer
    • Chief of Immunodermatology Division
    • Dermatopathologist
    • Geriatric Dermatology, Pruritus, and Hair Specialist
    • Corporate Secretary of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Medical Research Laboratory Coordinator
    • External Affairs Assistant Coordinator
  • Winlove P. Mojica, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Vice Chair for Support Services
    • Assistant Vice Chair for Postgraduate Training / Assistant Training Officer
    • Chief of HIV & Sexually-Transmitted Diseases Division
    • President of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Library, Physical Resources, and Audiovisual Equipment Committee Adviser
    • Learning Unit 3 Coordinator
    • External Affairs Coordinator
  • Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Vice Chair for Patient Services
    • Vice Chair for Undergraduate Training
    • Chief of Hair & Nails Division
    • Bullous Dermatoses, Contact Dermatitis and Nail specialist
    • Patch Testing Coordinator
    • Learning Unit 6 Coordinator
  • Arunee H. Siripunvarapon, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Finance Officer
    • Chief of Cutaneous Imaging Division
    • Dermoscopy and Non-invasive Imaging Specialist
    • Assistant Corporate Secretary of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Learning Unit 4 Coordinator
    • Secretariat Committee Adviser
    • Teledermatology Committee Adviser
    • Alumni Committee Adviser
    • Member of Training Committee
  • Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Chief of Community Dermatology & Infectious Diseases Division
    • Assistant Vice Chair for Research
    • Medical Mycology Specialist
    • Auditor of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Special Editor of Acta Medica Philippina
  • Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza, MD, FPDS
    • Clinical Associate Professor
    • Chief of Environmental & Occupational Dermatology Division
    • Contact Dermatitis and Advanced Medical Dermatology Specialist
    • Finance Officer of Dermatology Service Foundation Inc
    • Member of Training Committee
    • Patch testing Coordinator
    • Learning Unit 7 Coordinator
    • Eczema Club Adviser
  • Adolfo B. Bormate Jr., MD, FPDS
    • Dermatopathologist
    • Hair Specialist
  • Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro, MD, FPDS
    • Attending Physician
    • Assistant Vice Chair for Patient Services
    • Chief of Pediatric Dermatology Division
    • Pediatric Dermatologist
  • Eillen Luisa A. Chen, MD, FPDS
    • Chief of Dermatologic Surgery & Mohs Micrographic Surgery DIvision
  • Emy Christine C. Onishi-Limchoa, MD, FPDS
    • Attending Physician
    • Assistant Vice Chair for Support Services
    • Procedural, Anatomic and Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist
    • Socials Committee Adviser
  • Giselle Marie S. Tioleco-Ver, MD, FPDS
    • Attending Physician
    • Photodermatology Specialist
  • Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
    • Attending Physician
    • Dermatolgic Surgery Specialist

 

 

FELLOW – DERMATOPATHOLOGY

Juan Paolo David S. Villena, MD, DPDS

CHIEF RESIDENT

Dianne Katherine R. Salazar-Paras, MD

RESIDENTS

 

Third Year Residents

From left to right: Doha Mae Laurisse M. Manalo
Mary Antonette D. Atienza, Amanda Christine F. Esquivel
Koreen Blossom T. Chan, Soraya Elisse E. Escandor

 

Second Year Residents

From left to right: Jerson Jerick N. Taguibao, Ysabel Regina H. Ortiz, Kimberly Anne G. Ednalino, Marian Rosel D. Villaverde, Maragaille R. Capiroso, Roy Luister C. Acos

 

First Year Residents

From left to right: Ruben C. Valeza, Noelle Fidelis D. Villacorta
Amanda T. Chung, Maria Emilia Ruth V. Eusebio, Maria Carla E. Buenaflor, Denise Marie B. David

 

SUBSCPECIALTIES

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Community Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermatologic Surgery, Laser and Procedural Dermatology
  • Diseases of the Hair
  • Diseases of the Nail
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Immunobullous Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases and Venereology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Neurodermatology
  • Occupational Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Photodermatology and Photobiology

 
DIAGNOSTICS

  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermoscopy, Onychoscopy, and Hair Follicle Analysis
  • Direct/Indirect Immunofluorescence
  • KOH, Tzanck Smear
  • Patch Testing/Photopatch Testing
  • Slit Skin Smear
  • Wood’s Lamp

 

PROCEDURES

  • Acne Surgery
  • Anoscopy for anal warts
  • Chemical Peels
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision, Skin Grafting, and Flaps
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Intralesional Steroid Injections
  • LASER and Energy-based Devices
    • Pico laser
    • 1064 Nd:YAG
    • 585 nm
    • Fractional CO2
  • Microneedling
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Phototherapy (UVA/UVB)
  • Punch/Wedge/Shave Biopsy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ungiectomy

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Eczema Club
  • Hansen’s Club
  • Psoriasis Club

 

 

 

 

 
RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The department’s three-year residency training program in dermatology, established in 1969, is the first in the country. It is also the first training program to be accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) in 1971.

The program allows residents to manage medical and surgical cases at the outpatient department, as well as attend to dermatology referrals in the inpatient wards, emergency room, and intensive care units. The residents also rotate in the Department of Medicine as regular Medicine residents and as Ward In-house Dermatologists.

The residents get exposure from different dermatology subspecialties that include phototherapy, dermatopathology, laser surgery, dermatologic surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, immunodermatology, hair and nails, occupational and environmental dermatology, and infectious disease and venereology.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Application Process

  • Residency application forms and list of requirements may be obtained from the Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations (ODDHO; Tel 8554-8400 local 2008, G/F Philippine General Hospital main building)
  • Deadline for submission of application and requirements to the ODDHO is 3 days after the September PLE of every year.
  • Applicants will then be contacted for the schedule of the written exam
  • Qualified applicants will then be informed of their interview schedules.
  • Qualified applicants after the interview will be contacted to start their pre-residency

Eligibility Requirements for Residents

  • Filipino citizen
  • A graduate of a duly recognized medical school
  • Has completed a year of internship in an accredited hospital
  • Has passed the medical board examination
  • Has passed departmental screening for admission

 

FELLOWSHIP IN DERMATOPATHOLOGY PROGRAM

The department has a one-year dermatopathology fellowship program, which was established in 1993, to produce dermatopathologists who will serve in areas of the country in need of the expertise. The program provides a comprehensive exposure to the histopathologic diagnosis of cutaneous disorders and neoplasms. Fellows under this program are also trained to perform basic skin tissue processing procedures and conduct research studies on dermatopathology.

 

Application Process

Fellowship application forms and list of requirements may be obtained from the Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations (ODDHO; Tel 8554-8400 local 2008, G/F Philippine General Hospital main building)

Deadline for submission of application and requirements to the ODDHO is 3 days after the September PLE of every year.

Applicants will then be contacted for the schedule of their interview

Eligibility Requirements for Filipino Fellows

  • Filipino citizen
  • Has completed a PDS-accredited Dermatology residency program
  • Has passed the Philippine Dermatology Specialty Board Exam, and has been certified as a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who intend to practice in areas that lack dermatopathologists.

 

Eligibility Requirements for Visiting Fellows (Observers)

  • Non-Filipino citizen fellows who have trained in a PDS-recognized Dermatology training program in the Philippines
  • Non-Filipino citizen fellows who have completed an accredited residency training program in Dermatology in other countries and are board certified in general medicine and Dermatology in their respective countries.
 
HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- PHILIPPINE GENERAL HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

The Department of Dermatology is the youngest department in the UP College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital. Until its creation as a separate Department which was enacted through a decision by the University of the Philippines Board of Regents in February 3, 2020, the Department has been one of the Divisions of the Department of Medicine. The then Division of Dermatology was created in 1922, with Dr. Perpetuo Gutierrez, the Father of Dermatology in the Philippines, as the first chief.

Because of the vast developments in the field of dermatology globally, the Department has responded to the universal framework for its service and training components and invariably the research endeavors of the Department. Since then, UP PGH Dermatology has fostered several multifaceted dermatologists all over the country who are academically excellent clinicians, educators, researchers, social mobilizers, and administrators.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

UP-PGH Department of Dermatology
Outpatient Department Building,
Padre Faura Street
Philippine General Hospital
Ermita, Manila

Tel No. 8554-8400 local 5105/5106
Email address: uppghderm@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF CLINICS
Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:30pm

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