Philippine Dermatological Society

Southern Philippines Medical Center

ABOUT US

DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

We are the first and only dermatology training institution in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

VISION

A premier service-oriented dermatology and research center

MISSION

  • To render excellent, accessible and affordable dermatological service
  • To train competent, compassionate and ethical dermatologists and excellent through outstanding education and programs
  • To conduct quality medical studies and researches
  • Together with the Philippine Dermatological Society and other organizations, be able to transcend economic, socio-cultural and political barriers

CORE VALUES

Compassion, Commitment, Competence, Credibility, Cooperation.

HISTORY

The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is a tertiary government hospital with a 1500-bed capacity located in the center of Davao City. It is an accredited training institution of 13 different medical specialties, including dermatology. Within the hospital grounds are the Mindanao Heart Institute, a main building for admitted patients, a state-of-the-art ER complex, a separate OB ER station, and a building dedicated to providing out-patient services donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which houses the Department of Dermatology outpatient clinic.

 

The Department of Dermatology was established in 1996 — the first and only in existence in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The department has been given full accreditation status by the Philippine Dermatological Society Accreditation Board from 2005 up to the present.

CONSULTANT STAFF

Chairman

Claribel L. Jimenez, MD, FPDS

Training Officer

Mary Jo Kristine S. Bunagan, MD, FPDS

Assistant Training Officer

Karla Phoebe B. Castaños, MD, FPDS

ACTIVE CONSULTANTS

Lalaine R. Visitacion, MD, FPDS

Ma. Pacita S. Belisario, MD, FPDS

Karen Lee P. Alabado-Laurel, MD, FPDS

Maria Mercedes S. Cauilan, MD, FPDS

Victoria P. Guillano, MD, FPDS

Jennifer Aileen M. Ang-Tangtatco, MD, FPDS

Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, MD, FPDS

Niña A. Gabaton, MD, FPDS

RESIDENT STAFF

Third Years

Chief Residents

Andrea Isabel T. Contreras, MD
Bai Shariffah B. Pandita-Reyes, MD, MPM 

Deputy Chief Residents

Haider H. Reyes, MD, MPH
Brice P. Serquiña, MD

Second Years

Jay Mohamad Ryan M. Aquino, MD
Rosa Beatriz S. Diaz, MD
Donna May A. Sarenas, MD
Kirk Llew V. Quijote, MD, MPH
Patricia R. Solon, MD
Cassandra Grace J. Bahjin, MD

First Years

Arielle Marie Therese V. Castañeda, MD
Lea Fatima B. Hingpit, MD
Nadra S. Magtulis, MD

 

SERVICES OFFERED

SERVICES

SERVICES

Outpatient Department Consultations

Teledermatology Consultations

Inpatient and Dermatologic Emergency Referrals

Wound Management

Support Groups

  • Hansen’s Club: Heart in Hand to Heal
  • Psoriasis Club

Diagnostics

  • Slit skin smear
  • Wood’s lamp examination
  • Potassium hydroxide (KOH) of Skin and Nail scrapings
  • Tzanck smear
  • Patch testing
  • Dermoscopy
  • Skin punch, excision, incision, wedge and nail clipping biopsy
  • Direct Immunofluorescence

Procedures

  • Acne surgery
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Chemical peels
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision of benign and malignant cutaneous tumors
  • Extraction of milia and molluscum lesions
  • Fillers
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Intralesional corticosteroid injections
  • Laser therapy (595nm Pulsed Dye Laser/1064m Nd:YAG Laser)
  • Phototherapy for psoriasis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides and other eczema
  • Nail surgery
  • Sclerotherapy

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Application for residency training at SPMC Department of Dermatology opens yearly. You may visit our facebook page SPMC Department of Dermatology for announcements and further details. You may also contact us via email (dermadmc@yahoo.com) or landline (082) 227-2731 local 4705.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY TRAINING APPLICATION

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Transcript of Record (Certified True Copy)
  • Class Ranking
  • Certificate of Internship
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) Certificate
  • Board Rating Result (PRC)
  • NBI Clearance
  • Letter of Intent addressed to the Chair of Department of Dermatology

    Claribel L. Jimenez, MD, FPDS

    Chairperson, Department of Dermatology

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Two (2) 2×2 Colored Pictures

REGULAR TRAINING ACTIVITIES

  • Weekly Conferences (Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Ward Audit, Dermatopathology Audit, Photodermatology Audit)
  • Didactics and Exams (General Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology, Special Topics)
  • Dermatologic Surgery Workshops
  • Dermatopathology Slide Readings
  • Research
  • Community Dermatology
  • Mentoring
  • Outside Rotations (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Surgery)

CONTACT DETAILS

SPMC Department of Dermatology

2nd Flr. JICA Building,

J.P. Laurel, Bajada, Davao City

 

Tel. No. 227-2731 loc 4705

Email address: dermadmc@yahoo.com

SCHEDULE OF CLINICS

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Philippine Dermatological Society Accredited Institutions