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East Avenue Medical Center

About Us

The EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER is a 600-bed, tertiary, general hospital under the Department of Health. It has the primary goal of providing quality medical care and treatment to patients irrespective of sex, socio-economic status and religious creed. Designated by the DOH as a training and teaching center, the hospital provides appropriate training programs, materials and facilities that aim at providing its medical and non-medical staff with opportunities for professional development and competency-building. Thus, with its well-trained and competent professionals, the hospital has continued to achieve its primary goal- the delivery of quality health care services to its patients.


The EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY is an accredited institution of the Philippine Dermatological Society. Officially acknowledged as a Department in January 1999, the Dermatology office transferred to the newly built Out-Patient Department in December 2003. The Department of Dermatology serves as the Dermatology Referral Center of Quezon City, as well as the surrounding cities of Metro Manila and Luzon, specially North and Central Luzon. The Department is presently divided into several units which includes the General Out-Patient Clinic, Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Phototherapy Unit, Dermatologic Surgery Unit and Infectious Dermatology Unit. Consultations are either seen at the out-patient clinic or the hospital wards on a daily basis. The year 2014 marked a milestone in history, as the Department officially inaugurated The Skin Center last December 8, 2014. Once only a dream, The Skin Center has now become a magnificent reality, equipped to provide the highest quality of dermatologic care to all patients in all sectors of society in an atmosphere of compassion, delight, and respect.

Consultant Staff

Department Chairperson

Maria Angela M. Lavadia, MD, FPDS

Training Officer

Elizabeth P. Prieto, MD, FPDS

Assistant Training Officer

Lily Lyralin Laconico-Tumalad, MD, FPDS

Active Consultants

Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS

Dee Jay B. Arcega, MD, FPDS

Maria Tricia Manlongat-Malahito, MD, FPDS

Maria Cecilia C. Ongjoco, MD, MHM, FPDS

Maria Carla C. Perias-Pagtakhan. MD, FPDS

Ma. Franchesca S. Quinio-Calayag, MD, FPDS

Wilsie Salas-Walinsundin, MD, FPDS

Ana Aurelia M. Santos, MD, FPDS

Arunee H. Siripunvarapon, MD, FPDS

Visiting Consultants

Vanessa M. Carpio, MD, FPDS

Blossom Chan, MD, FPDS

Jamaine Cruz-Regalado, MD, FPDS

Maria Rosa Noliza F. Encarnacion, MD, FPDS

Fatima DC Jacinto-Calimag, MD, FPDS

Monique Lianne C. Lim-Ang, MD, FPDS

Georgina C. Pastorfide, MD, FPDS

Milali T. Torres, MD, FPDS

Camille Faye R. Tuazon, MD, FPDS

Cybill Dianne C. Uy, MD, FPDS

Past Chairman

Marcellano S. Cruz (+), MD, FPDS

Chairperson Emeritus

Monina A. Macam, MD, FPDS

Clinical Fellow

Ma. Celina Cephyr C. Gonzalez, MD, DPDS

Resident Staff

Chief Residents

  • Ma. Patricia Gertrude Camille R. Ollero, MD
  • Raiza Mae M. Osi, MD

Third Years

  • Ana Gabrielle L. Bacalla, MD
  • Celine Mae H. Duran, MD
  • Ana Lourdes S. Regalado, MD
  • Iris Charmaine F. Umali, MD

Second Years

  • Tanya Rae O. Cuatriz, MD
  • Joanne Abigail R. Pamin, MD
  • John Michael A. Ramos, MD
  • Kelsie Kirsty C. Santos, MD
  • Charlotte Giselle L. Ty, MD

First Years

  • Madelaine Johanna L. Abraham, MD
  • Tetsuya Jumi B. Makino, MD
  • Maria Monica L. Manalo, MD
  • Aira Katrina D. Pampolina, MD
  • Candace A. Santos, MD

Services Offered

A. General Dermatology

  • General dermatological consultation


B. Contact Dermatitis, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology

  • Patch Test
    • International Standard
    • Drug Patch Testing


C. Dermatological Surgery

  • Skin Punch Biopsy
  • Excision Biopsy
  • Extraction of Milia, Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Electrodessication of Verruca Vulgaris, Verruca Plana
  • Shave Excision
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Cryotherapy
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery


D. Dermatopathology

  • Dermoscopy
  • Skin Punch Biopsy
  • Skin Histopathology


E. Infectious Diseases of the Skin, Hair, and Nails, and the Hansen’s Disease

  • Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Examination of the Skin And Nails For Fungal Infections
  • Tzanck Smear for Viral Infections
  • Gram Stain For Bacterial Infections
  • Slit Skin Smear for Hansen’s Disease
  • Wood’s Lamp Examination


F. Inflammatory Dermatoses

  • Intralesional Corticosteroid Injections


G. Pediatric Dermatology

  • Hemangioma Clinic
  • Pediatric Phototherapy
  • Pigments and Birthmark Clinic
  • Eczema Clinic and Support Group


H. Photodermatology

  1. Narrowband UVB Phototherapy Treatments
    • Narrowband UVB Cabinet Type/Panel (Full and Half body) Type Phototherapy
    • Narrowband UVB Hand and Foot Phototherapy
    • Spot and Brush Type Narrowband
      UVB Phototherapy
    • Psoricomb Phototherapy
  2. UVA1 Full body Panel Phototherapy
  3. Excimer light treatment


I. Aesthetic Medicine

  • Visia Complexion Analysis
  • Wood’s Lamp Examination
  • Intralesional Injections for Acne, Keloids, and Hypertrophic Scars
  • Acne Surgery and Chemical Peeling
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
  • Cutaneous Evaluation with Tewameter, Corneometer, Mexameter, Sebumeter


J. Laser and Energy-Based Devices

  • Diode Laser
  • Long-pulsed Nd:YAG
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Isomax Machine
  • Radiofrequency Treatments
  • Fractional CO2 Laser
  • Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser
  • Er-YSGG Laser
  • Grid Monopolar Radiofrequency Machine
  • Dual Yellow Laser
  • Light Emitting Diode

K. Hair Disorders and Restoration Unit

  • Trichoscopy
  • Intralesional Corticosteroid Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • Exosomes
  • Scalp Biopsy
  • Excimer light treatment


L. Nail Disorders and Pathology Unit

  • Onychoscopy
  • Ungiectomy
  • Removal of Ingrown Nail
  • Ingrown Nail Treatment
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Intralesional Methotrexate Injection

M. Teledermatology

Residency Program

Residency Qualification

  • An applicant must be conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine in a reputable Medical School.
  • He/She should have passed the Physicians Licensure Examination given by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).
  • Following the Administrative Order No. 29 series 1994 of the Department of Health (DOH), the Department strictly adheres to the issuance that residency training in DOH hospitals are strictly for Filipino citizens. However, according to PDS (September 2, 2012) foreign nationals will be allowed to join the dermatology training program provided that the percentage of foreign residents that an institution may be allowed to accept should not exceed 30% of its total allowable training slots (from 1st to 3rd year) based on previous patient census and number of consultants.
  • He/She should be of good moral character, diligent, hard working with pleasant disposition. He/She should be able to work and perform well even under difficult circumstances. An applicant must be willing to accept share of responsibility and quick to extend help among his/her peers.
  • An applicant should have a well-rounded personality, willing to share one’s talents and skills for the benefit of the department.
  • The applicant must not have completed a training program in any specialty in a government hospital except Pathology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
  • He/She must have passed psychological and psychiatric test conducted by the hospital.

Application Procedure and Requirements

Step 1: Application form for East Avenue Medical Center Residency Training will be available at the Professional, Education, Training and Research Office (PETRO) located at the 2nd floor, Main Building of East Avenue Medical Center from 9 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday).

Step 2: Payment for the PETRO application form will be settled at the EAMC cashier.

Step 3: Proceed to the Department of Dermatology at the 3rd floor OPD building, open from 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) for other requirements needed (including a separate Dermatology Residency Program Application Form) and information regarding the entrance exam.

Step 4: Pay Dermatology examination fee at the Department of Dermatology.

Step 5: Submit the following documents at the Department of Dermatology in a long brown envelope labelled with your Full name (use black permanent marker) on upper left side and Passport sized picture pasted on upper right side of envelope.

  • Application form with essay (this form must be secured from the Department of Dermatology)
  • Three (3) pcs passport sized pictures
  • Application letter addressed to:
      Officer in Charge, Medical Center Chief
      East Avenue Medical Center
      Chairperson, Department of Dermatology
      East Avenue Medical Center
  • Letters of Recommendation from two (2) medical school professors (original)
  • Transcript of Records (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Diploma (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Class Ranking (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Certificate of Internship (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • Board Rating (submit photocopy AND bring the original)
  • PRC Certificate (submit photocopy AND bring the original)

Step 6: Examination permit will be given by the department upon completion of all requirements and payment.

Note: The following will be required during the screening process into the residency program:

  • Psychological examination
  • Philippine Medical Association Membership (Good Standing)
  • A copy of the final paper of past researches

For additional details and information (deadlines of submission and schedule of examination), please visit us or call us at the address and telephone number below.

3rd Floor New OPD Building
East Avenue Medical Center

Phone Number: 710-0957

Email Address:

Contact Details

East Avenue Medical Center Department of Dermatology East Avenue, Diliman Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines Out-Patient Department 3rd Floor New OPD Building, East Avenue Medical Center Tel. No. 710-0957 The Skin Center 1st Floor New OPD Building, East Avenue Medical Center Tel. No. 436-7089 Email address:

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