2F, Hall C, Tower 1, 2 Amorsolo St. Legaspi Village, Makati, City
+632.8888.999 local 2220
To be an internationally recognized medical center dedicated to excellence in healthcare.
With patient wellness in mind, we provide health care services of high quality through integrated specialty
centers operated by highly qualified physicians and nurses as well as technical, and management staff, who are
sustained by well-developed training and research programs, and enabled by appropriate professional equipment
and specialized tools.
We hold dear, people and their well-being. We are guided by the principles of professionalism, integrity,
fairness, accountability and transparency, and a spirit of compassion. Our passion for excellence is our bond.
The Department of Dermatology was organized to serve the dermatological needs of Makati Medical Center, its charity program and the Center’s Internship Training Program.
It was founded by Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez Sr. who became its first chairman with Dr. Thelma V. Leelin, Dr. Vermen Verallo-Rowell, and Dr. Filomena L. Montinola as senior consultants. The consultant staff was later joined by Dr. Manuel O. Fernandez Jr., after training in Dermatologic-Plastic Surgery in the United States.
The dermatology department initiated in 1988 its own 3-year residency program, which was promptly accredited by the Philippine Board of Dermatology. To maintain a high quality of training, it limits the number of residents it accepts into the program.
The department continually updates itself by active participation of its staff members and residents in Postgraduate courses, local and international conventions, Continuing Medical Education courses, and annual training workshops. Its library is equipped with up-to-date books, publication and online journals. Research is a major part of its training program producing excellent award-winning research papers. This is complemented by the acquisition of state-of-the-art technical equipment including a light microscope, 5-header microscope, Fluorescent Microscope, VISIA Skin Analysis, Mexameter and Sebumeter. On July 2002, the MCF Phototherapy and Laser Center was opened to honor Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez, Sr. The center, now renamed MCF Dermlaser and Phototherapy Center boasts of 13 laser and light machines, 1 phototherapy unit, 1 Hand and Foot UVA phototherapy and 1 Hand-held UVB phototherapy.
Subspecialty in Dermatology is another strong feature of the department. These include Dermatopathology, Dermatoimmunopathology, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Laser and Light Treatment, Mohs Microsurgery, Photomedicine, Pediatric Dermatology and Environmental and Contact Dermatology.
PEACHY PAZ-LAO, MD
Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD
Vice-Chairman (External Affair)
Valerie Floro-Herbosa, MD
Vice-Chairman (Internal Affair)
Giselle S. Lazaro, MD
Carmela V. Lim, MD
Patricia T. Tinio, MD
Claudine Rae L. Javier, MD
Assistant Training Officer
Cabral-Villar, Imelda, MD
Dizon, Ma. Victoria, MD
Floreza, Elsie Reynosa P., MD
Lao, Ma. Purita Paz, MD
Leelin-Sarrosa, Donna Marie, MD
Leynes, Esther C., .D
Montinola, Filomena L., MD
Verallo-Rowell, Vermen M., MD
Aragon-De Veyra, Ma. Lourdes, MD
Astorga-Chavez, Patricia, MD
Avecilla, Guia, MD
Belmonte, Ma. Teresa, MD
Cabillos, Marivic, , MD
Carpo, Beatriz, MD
Dim-Jamora, Krisinda, MD
Dimagiba, Ma. Teresa, MD
Dimayuga, Gio, MD
Flores-Genuino, Rowena, MD
Floro-Herbosa, Valerie, MD
Fores, Lucia, MD
Henares-Esguerra, Elvira L. , MD
Jamora, Jasmin, MD
Javier, Claudine, MD
Joven, Mylah A., MD
Lacson, Stephen, MD
Layson, Celia Theresa, MD
Lazaro, Giselle Mary, MD
Lim, Carmela, MD
Llego, Sherwin, MD
Luciano-Amon, Mary Anne, MD
Martires, Leah Kristine L., MD
Salud, Carmencita, MD
Tin, Patricia V., MD
Tinio, Patricia, MD
Tiu-Dy, Corrina Mae, MD
Katrina Canlas-Estrella, MD
Laser & Light
Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Occupational and Environmental dermatology
• Wood’s Lamp
• Gram Stain & cultures for determination of causative bacterial agent
• Tzanck smear for diagnosis of Herpes virus infection
• Skin biopsy for histopathologic diagnosis of inflammatory & neoplastic diseases
• Patch Testing for determination of the causes of allergic contact dermatitis
• Diagnostic Photomedicine (MED determination & Photopatch Test)
• VISIA Digital Skin Analyzer for diagnosis of seen & unseen problems of the skin
|Therapeutics||Consultation and Treatment
Incision and Drainage
Intralesional Steroid Injections
Extraction of Epidermal Tumors
Electrocautery and Curettage
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
|Lasers & Light|
(MCF DermLaser and
|Laser & Light
• Fractional Er:YAG Laser
• Pulsed Dye Laser
• Intense Pulse Light
• Diode Hair Removal Laser
• Fractional CO2 Laser
• Long Pulsed 1064 Nd:YAG
• Diode + Radiofrequency Laser
• QS 532 & 1064 Nd:YAG Laser/QS 755 Alexandrite Laser
• Light-Based Acne Clearance System Phototherapy
• UVA and Narrowband UVB (Davlin)
• Bath PUVA
• Hand and Feet UVA
• Handheld UVB Radiofrequency Machines Ultrasound Cavitation
THREE-YEAR RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM IN DERMATOLOGY
1. To produce excellent clinical dermatologists and leaders in the field of Dermatology. This is
accomplished by providing an educational and analytical environment that encourages
personal growth, teamwork, effective communication, compassion, and state-of-the-art
clinical care, sensitivity to the individual needs of patients, professionalism, collegiality,
career-long learning, clinical curiosity, scholarship, and scientific inquiry.
2. To develop clinical and technical competence as a specialist in the diagnosis and
management of diseases of skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes in our resident trainees.
The Makati Medical Center Department of Dermatology, an accredited training
institution of the Philippine Dermatological Society, is now accepting applications for the
Residency Training Program of 2014.
Application forms are available at the Medical Education Department, Hallway A, 1st
floor, Tower 1.
The office is open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. For any inquiries please contact
Ms. Maria Rowena M. Antenor at 8888-999 loc 7161. All completed forms with corresponding
requirement will be submitted to the Medical Education Office.
There is a non-refundable application fee of P2,500. Payment should be paid in cash at
the clinic of Dr. Lucia Castro-Fores, room 302 from 9am-4pm every Monday to Friday.
Deadline of submission will be on August 29, 2013. Qualifying examination will be on
September 4, 2013 7am-12nn at the Mezzanine 1 and 2, 9th floor.
a. Completed Application Form (MMC-ME-018)
b. Transcript of Records
c. Board Examination Results
e. Certification of rank in class (Original copy)
f. Certificate of Internship
g. Recommendation letter regarding Internship performance from the Internship Training
Officer (Original copy)
h. Passport size (1.5×1.5 in) picture (1 copy)