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Makati Medical Center – Department of Dermatology

About Us

Makati Medical Center, the leading healthcare facility in the Philippines, is a 600-bed tertiary hospital that provides sophisticated medical and surgical facilities. We are committed to delivering total quality healthcare services that exceed your expectations.


We are among the nation’s most trusted, caring and internationally-recognized healthcare institutions – with top-notch service, expertise and technology.


To provide the highest quality healthcare experience for all stakeholders through –

  1. Competent, compassionate, collegial and ethical medical professionals
  2. Superior service delivery, enhanced by technological and digital innovations and supported by research
  3. Sustained training/ educational programs and other capacity-building initiatives; ethical based and responsive to evolving health challenges and global standards
  4. Community-responsive, collaborative and socially empowering healthcare programs

Organizational Chart


Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD, MSc, FPDS, FDSP


Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD, MSc, FPDS, FDSP

  • Vice-Chairman
    Donna Marie L. Sarrosa, MD

  • Immediate Past Chairman
    Valerie Floro-Herbosa, MD

  • Advisory Council
    Thelma de Villa-Leelin, MD
    Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, MD
    Filomena Legarda-Montinola, MD
    Manuel O. Fernandez, Jr., MD
    Imelda Cabral-Villar, MD
    Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, MD
    Esther C. Leynes, MD

  • Secretary
    Marivic R. Cabillos, MD

  • Treasurer
    Ma. Margarita Isabel C. Tanchiong, MD
    Sharon O. Lim, MD

    Section Chief: Claudine Rae Lagman-Javier, MD
    Co-Chief: Julie Anne Patricia M. Songco, MD

  • Pharmaceuticals
    Section Chief: Sharon O. Lim, MD
    Co-Chief: Sarah T. Desierto, MD

  • External Affairs
    Section Chief: Giselle S. Lazaro- Maceda, MD
    Co-Chief: Maria Isabel Beatriz P. Gomez, MD

  • JCI and Total Quality Service
    Section Chief: Marivic R. Cabillos, MD
    Co-Chief: Angeli Eloise E. Torres, MD

  • PDS Accreditation
    Section Chief: Patricia A. Chavez, MD

  • Medical Records Review
    Section Chief: Ma. Margarita Isabel C. Tanchiong, MD
    Co-Chief: Ma. Teresa E. Dimagiba, MD


Training Officer

Patricia T. Tinio, MD, FPDS

  • Assistant Training Officer
    Claudine Rae L. Javier, MD

  • CME
    Section Chief: Lucia Lourdes C. Fores, MD
    Co-Chief: Sharon O. Lim, MD

  • Post-graduate Course
    Section Chief: Beatriz G. Carpo, MD
    Co-Chief: Ma. Margarita Isabel C. Tanchiong, MD

  • Bioethics
    Section Chief: Ma. Victoria C. Dizon, MD
    Co-Chief: Maria Isabel Beatriz P. Gomez, MD

  • Residency Training Application
    Section Chief: Lucia Castro-Fores, MD
    Co-Chief: Katrina Canlas-Estrella, MD

  • Research
    Section Chief: Patricia A. Chavez, MD
    Co-Chiefs: Sarah T. Desierto, MD/ Ma. Margarita Isabel C. Tanchiong, MD

Sections/ Out Patient Centers

  • Skin & Laser Hub
    Section Chief: Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD
    Co-Chiefs: Ma. Margarita Isabel C. Tanchiong, MD / Sharon O. Lim, MD

  • Phototherapy
    Section Chief: Patricia T. Tinio, MD
    Co-Chief: Angeli Eloise E. Torres, MD

  • Dermatopathology
    Section Chief: Jasmin J. Jamora, MD
    Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, MD
    Filomena Legarda-Montinola, MD
    Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD
    Patricia Astorga-Chavez, MD
    Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno – Gomez, MD

  • Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology
    Section Chief: Krisinda D. Jamora, MD
    Co-Chief: Julie Anne Patricia M. Songco, MD

  • Procedural Dermatology
    Section Chief: Stephen F. Lacson, MD
    Co-Chief: Giovanni E. Dimayuga, MD
    Krisinda Dim-Jamora, MD
    Julie Anne Patricia M. Songco, MD

  • Pediatric Dermatology
    Section Chief: Donna Marie L. Sarrosa, MD
    Ma. Victoria C. Dizon, MD

  • Immunodermatology
    Section Chief: Katrina M. Canlas-Estrella, MD
    Jasmin J. Jamora, MD

  • Contact Dermatitis
    Section Chief: Sarah Grace Tan-Desierto, MD
    Lucia Castro-Fores, MD
    Sharon O. Lim, MD

  • Dermoscopy:
    Section Chief: Guia R. Avecilla, MD
    Co-Chief: Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, MD
    Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, MD
    Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD
    Krisinda Dim-Jamora, MD

  • Venereology
    Section Chief: Reagan Grey T. Reyes, MD
    Sharon O. Lim, MD
    Sarah T. Desierto, MD 

List of Consultants

  • Montinola, Filomena L.
  • Verallo-Rowell, Vermen M.
  • Cabral-Villar, Imelda
  • Leynes, Esther C.
  • Floreza, Elsie Reynosa P.
  • Lao, Ma. Purita Paz
  • Floro-Herbosa, Valerie
  • Leelin-Sarrosa, Donna Marie
  • Dizon, Ma. Victoria C.
  • Aragon-De Veyra, Ma. Lourdes
  • Astorga-Chavez, Patricia
  • Avecilla, Guia R.
  • Castro-Fores, Lucia
  • Lim, Carmela V.
  • Carpo, Beatriz G.
  • Dim-Jamora, Krisinda
  • Dimagiba, Ma. Teresa E.
  • Dimayuga, Jose Giovanni E.
  • Flores-Genuino, Rowena
  • Hautea-Pagdanganan, Shiela
  • Henares-Esguerra, Elvira L.
  • Jamora, Jasmin J.
  • Javier, Claudine L.
  • Lacson, Stephen F.
  • Maceda-Lazaro, Giselle Mary S.
  • Luciano-Amon, Mary Anne
  • Tinio, Patricia T.
  • Llego, Sherwin A.
  • Layson, Celia Theresa L.
  • Joven-Ching, Mylah A.
  • Tiu-Dy, Corrina Mae
  • Canlas-Estrella, Katrina M.
  • Calleja, Mary Angela T.
  • Martires, Leah Kristine L.
  • Salud, Carmencita E.
  • Tin, Patricia V.
  • Cabillos, Marivic R.
  • Lim, Sharon O.
  • Tan, Sarah Grace M.
  • Tanchiong Ma. Margarita Isabel C.
  • Galang, Ma. Dulce Amor Vivan F.
  • Puno-Gomez, Marla Isabel Beatriz
  • Songco, Julie Anne Patricia M.
  • Reyes, Reagan Grey T.
  • Torres-Paulino, Angeli Eloise E.

List of Residents

Third Year Residents

Left to right: Dana Esperanza S. Pancho (Chief Resident), Trixie Marice P. Rivera

Second Year Residents

Left to right: Martin Moises E. Estrella, Ma. Isabela A. Perez – Ong

First Year Residents

Left to right: Charina Bianca B. Cortez, Danitza Marie C. Laurente, Clare Cates R. Tablizo

Facilities/Services Available

OPD\Clinic Setting

  • Fungal KOH mount and reading
  • Patch test (for contact dermatitis)
  • Acne Surgery
  • Skin Punch/Shave/Excision biopsy
  • Excision of cutaneous benign/malignant tumors
  • Intralesional Triamcinolone injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • Electrodessication and Curettage (telangiectasia, skin tags, warts, actinic keratosis, etc.)
  • Nail surgery
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Tzanck’s smear
  • Extraction of milia and molluscum lesions
  • Surgical removal/ Excision of moles
  • Chemical Peels:
    • Jessner’s
    • Trichloroacetic acid
    • Glycolic acid
    • Mandelic acid
    • Pyruvic acid
  • Fillers
  • Botulinum Toxin injection
  • Scar revision
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Punch grafts
  • Skin flaps and grafts

Skin and Laser Hub and Phototherapy Center

  • Phototherapy – for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and other eczema.
    • NB-UVB
    • UVA
    • UVB
    • PUVA
    • Localized/Targeted Phototherapy
    • Hand & Foot UVA


  • Laser and Lights
    • Bipolar radio frequency with Diode– treatment for facial rejuvenation, rhytids and acne scars.
    • Radiofrequency 
      • Unipolar: face and body contouring
    • Pulsed Dye Laser – for vascular malformations and proliferations, face rejuvenation
    • Standard Ultrasound and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – for body and face contouring and lifting
    • Tripolar Radiofrequency – Skin firming, Face and body sculpting
    • Ablative and Fractional CO2- For neoplasms, deep lines and acne scars
    • Q-Switched laser system– Pigmentation, tattoo removal
    • ٭1064nm Nd:YAG 
      • Photorejuvenation 
      • Vascular problems
      • Onychomycosis
      • Scars
      • Striae
    • 810 Diode – Hair reduction
    • Facial Digital Analysis device
    • Light-emitting Diode, LED – for hair loss, acne and facial rejuvenation

Major Activities

  • Department conferences, weekly
  • Annual Residents Research Forum
  • Post Graduate Courses/ workshops
  • Team Building
  • Continuing Medical Education presentation
  • Bioethics Grand rounds (in cooperation with Makati Medical Center)
  • Medical Missions

Residency Program


  • 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, evidence based, and up to date clinical care; sensitivity to the individual needs of patients; professionalism, collegiality; career-long learning; clinical curiosity; scholarship; and scientific inquiry.
  • 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.

Residency Requirements

  • Completed Application Form (MMC-ME-018)
  • Transcript of Records
  • Board Examination Results
  • Diploma
  • Certification of rank in class (Original copy)
  • Certificate of Internship
  • Recommendation letter regarding Internship performance from the Internship Training Officer (Original copy)
  • Passport size (1.5×1.5 in) picture (1 copy)

Application Process

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. A non-refundable application fee is charged. For further details, please contact Ms. Maria Rowena M. Antenor at 8888-999 loc 7161. All completed forms with corresponding requirements will be submitted to the Medical Education Office.


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.

Contact Details

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
Email address:

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