To provide the highest quality healthcare experience for all stakeholders through –
Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD, MSc, FPDS, FDSP
Patricia T. Tinio, MD, FPDS
Left to right: Dana Esperanza S. Pancho (Chief Resident), Trixie Marice P. Rivera
Left to right: Martin Moises E. Estrella, Ma. Isabela A. Perez – Ong
Left to right: Charina Bianca B. Cortez, Danitza Marie C. Laurente, Clare Cates R. Tablizo
The Department of Dermatology was founded by Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez, Sr., who became its first Chairman (1988-2000), together with the other pillars in Dermatology, Drs. Thelma V. Leelin, Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, and Filomena L. Montinola. Dr. Manuel O. Fernandez, Jr. later joined the Consultant staff after training in Dermatologic-Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery in the United States.
Below is the list of Department Chairs from the year 2000:
Dr. Vermen Verallo-Rowell (2001-2006)
Dr. Imelda Cabral-Villar (October 2006-2008)
Dr. Ma. Purita Paz-Lao (2008- March 2018)
Dr. Valerie Floro-Herbosa (April 2018-June 2021)
Dr. Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza (July 2021- present)
The Dermatology department initiated in 1988 its own 3-year Residency training program, which was promptly accredited by the Philippine Board of Dermatology. The program has just been re-accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society last July 8, 2021, and will be valid until 2023. To maintain a high quality of training, it limits the number of Residents accepted into the program.
The Department continually updates itself by active participation of its Staff Consultants and Residents in Postgraduate courses, local and international conventions, Continuing Medical Education courses, and annual training workshops. Its library is equipped with the latest books, publications 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 equipment including a light microscope, 5-header microscope, Fluorescence microscope, dermatoscope, VISIA skin analysis machine, mexameter and sebumeter. On July 2002, the Manuel C. Fernandez Phototherapy and Laser Center was established in honour of Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez, Sr. The Center, now renamed the Manuel C. Fernandez Dermatology and Phototherapy Center and Skin and Laser Hub, as separate Subspecialty Units, boasts of 13 laser, light, radiofrequency and ultrasound equipment, 2 full body phototherapy units, 1 Hand and Foot UVA phototherapy unit, 1 handheld UVB phototherapy unit (Excimer).
Subspecialty training in Dermatology is another strong feature of the Department. This includes Dermatopathology, Immunodermatology, Dermatologic and Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Mohs Microsurgery, Photodermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Dermoscopy and Venereology.
Department of Dermatology, Makati Medical Center
5th Floor, Tower 1, Department of Dermatology, Makati Medical Center
#2 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village
1229 Makati City
Tel. No. 888-8999 Loc 2220
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