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UP-PGH Department of Dermatology

About Us

Mission

To attain excellence, respect, and relevance in dermatology through the development of competent dermatologists who serve the people, not for material gain but because of genuine concern for their welfare.

Vision

To produce a community of scholars in dermatology who are: academically excellent, service-oriented, research-inclined, willing and dedicated to impart knowledge, skills, proper attitude, civic-mindedness, and is community-oriented.

To produce a community of scholars in dermatology who are: potential leaders in their chosen field, imbued with moral, ethical, and spiritual vigor, inspired by love, compassion and respect for the dignity of human life committed to the development of the Philippine society.

Integrity | Excellence | Compassion

History

UP-PGH Facade and Derma Logo

The Department of Dermatology is the youngest department in the UP College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital. Until its creation as a separate Department which was enacted through a decision by the University of the Philippines Board of Regents in February 3, 2020, the Department had been one of the Divisions of the Department of Medicine. The then Division of Dermatology was created in 1922, with Dr. Perpetuo Gutierrez as the first chief.

Because of the vast developments in the field of dermatology globally, the Department has responded to the universal framework for its service and training components and invariably its research endeavors. Since then, UP PGH Dermatology has fostered several multifaceted dermatologists all over the country, who are academically excellent clinicians, educators, researchers, social mobilizers, and administrators.

Consultant Staff

UP-PGH Dermatology Consultants

Top row, from left: Arunee H. Siripunvarapon-Dela Cruz, Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro, Emy Christine Onishi-Limchoa

Middle row, from left: Giselle Marie S. Tioleco-Ver, Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac, Winlove P. Mojica, Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon, Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza

Front row, from left: Belen L. Dofitas, Clarita C. Maaño (Professor Emeritus), Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan (Department Chair), Ma. Lorna F. Frez, , Claudine Yap Silva, Adolfo B. Bormate Jr.

Not in photo: Georgina C. Pastorfide, Francisca DC. Roa, Eillen Luisa A. Chen, Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, Josef Symon S. Concha, Vanessa M. Carpio, Dianne Katherine R. Salazar-Paras

UP-PGH Derm Department Chair Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS

Department Chair

Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS 

UP-PGH Derm Training Officer Claudine Yap Silva, MD, FPDS

Training Officer

Claudine Yap Silva, MD, FPDS

  1. Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS
    Department Chair
    Professor 3, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Dermatopathology
    Treasurer, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  2. Clarita Corazon C. Maaño, MD, FPDS
    Professor Emeritus, UP Manila
    Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    Department Adviser

  3. Ma. Lorna F. Frez, MD, FPDS
    Immediate Past Chief of Division of Dermatology
    Department Adviser

  4. Georgina C. Pastorfide, MD, FPDS
    Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    Department Adviser

  5. Francisca DC. Roa, MD, FPDS
    Past Chief of Section of Dermatology
    Department Adviser

  6. Belen L. Dofitas, MD, FPDS
    Vice-Chair for Research
    Associate Professor 4, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Complex Wounds and Ulcers
    Learning Unit 5 Coordinator
    Vice President, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  7. Claudine Yap-Silva, MD, FPDS
    Vice-Chair for Postgraduate Training / Training Officer
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Immunodermatology
    Corporate Secretary, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  8. Winlove P. Mojica, MD, FPDS
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Vice-Chair for Support Services
    Assistant Vice-Chair for Postgraduate Training / Assistant Training Officer
    Chief, Division of Infectious Dermatology
    Learning Unit 3 Coordinator
    President, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  9. Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Vice-Chair for Patient Services
    Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Training
    Chief, Division of Hair & Nails
    Learning Unit 6 Coordinator
    Assistant Corporate Secretary, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  10. Arunee H. Siripunvarapon-Dela Cruz, MD, FPDS
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Cutaneous Non-Invasive Imaging
    Finance Officer, Department of Dermatology
    Member of Training Committee
    Learning Unit 4 Coordinator

  11. Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac, MD, FPDS
    Vice-Chair for Community Dermatology
    Assistant Vice-Chair for Research
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Auditor, Dermatology Service Foundation, Inc.

  12. Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza, MD, FPDS
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Dermatology
    Assistant Finance Officer, Department of Dermatology
    Member of Training Committee
    Learning Unit 7 Coordinator

  13. Adolfo B. Bormate Jr., MD, FPDS
    Attending Physician
    Dermatopathologist
    Hair Specialist

  14. Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro, MD, FPDS
    Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Dermatology

  15. Eillen Luisa A. Chen, MD, FPDS
    Attending Physician
    Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Specialist

  16. Emy Christine C. Onishi, MD, FPDS
    Attending Physician
    Assistant Vice-Chair for Support Services
    Chief, Division of Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology

  17. Charlene Marie U. Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
    Attending Physician
    Chief, Division of Dermatologic and Mohs Surgery

  18. Giselle Marie S. Tioleco-Ver, MD, FPDS
    Attending Physician
    Chief, Division of Photodermatology

  19. Vanessa M. Carpio, MD, FPDS
    Photodermatology Specialist

  20. Josef Symon S. Concha, DPDS
    Autoimmune Skin Diseases Specialist

  21. Dianne Katherine R. Salazar-Paras, MD, DPDS
    Community Dermatology Specialist

Fellow

UP-PGH Derm Fellow Juan Paolo David S. Villena, MD, DPDS – Dermatopathology
Juan Paolo David S. Villena, MD, DPDS – Dermatopathology

Resident Staff

UP-PGH Derm Chief Resident Amanda Christine F. Esquivel, MD

Chief Resident

Amanda Christine F. Esquivel, MD

Third Year Residents

UP-PGH Derm Third Year

From Left: Marian Rosel D. Villaverde, Jerson Jerick N. Taguibao, Ysabel Regina H. Ortiz, Maragaille R. Capiroso, Roy Luister C. Acos, Kimberly Anne G. Ednalino

Second Year Residents

UP-PGH Derm Second Year
From Left: Ruben C. Valeza, Noelle Fidelis D. Villacorta, Amanda T. Chung, Maria Emilia Ruth V. Eusebio, Maria Carla E. Buenaflor, Denise Marie B. David

First Year Residents

UP-PGH Derm First Year

From Left: Ma. Veronica Pia N. Arevalo, Glen Aldrix R. Anarna, Alyssa Felsophie S. Silor, Marius Lorenzo U. Marquez, Krisha K. Lim, Vinz Troy M. Solanoy

Services Offered

Subspecialties

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Autoimmune Skin Diseases
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Community Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Diseases of the Hair
  • Diseases of the Nail
  • Laser Dermatology
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Immunobullous Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases and Venereology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Neurodermatology
  • Occupational Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Photodermatology and Photobiology

Diagnostics

UP-PGH Diagnostics
  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermoscopy, Onychoscopy, and Hair Follicle Analysis
  • Direct/Indirect Immunofluorescence
  • KOH, Tzanck Smear
  • Patch Testing/Photopatch Testing
  • Slit Skin Smear
  • Wood’s Lamp

Procedures

  • Acne Surgery
  • Anoscopy for anal warts
  • Chemical Peels
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision, Skin Grafting, and Flaps
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Intralesional Steroid
  • Injections
  • LASER and Energy-based Devices
    • Pico Laser
    • 1064 Nd:YAG
    • 585 nm
    • Fractional CO2
  • Microneedling
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Phototherapy (UVA/UVB)
  • Punch/Wedge/Shave
  • Biopsy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ungiectomy

Support Groups

  • Eczema Club
  • Hansen’s Club
  • Psoriasis Club

Residency Program

The department’s three-year residency training program in dermatology, established in 1969, is the first in the country. It is also the first training program to be accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) in 1971.

The program allows residents to manage medical and surgical cases at the outpatient department, as well as attend to dermatology referrals in the inpatient wards, emergency room, and intensive care units. The residents also rotate in the Department of Medicine as regular Medicine residents and as Ward In-house Dermatologists.

The residents get exposure from different dermatology subspecialties that include phototherapy, dermatopathology, laser surgery, dermatologic surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology, immunodermatology, hair and nails, occupational and environmental dermatology, and infectious disease and venereology.

Residency Requirements

Application Process

  • Residency application forms and list of requirements may be obtained from the Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations (ODDHO; Tel 8554-8400 local 2008, G/F Philippine General Hospital main building) 
  • Deadline for submission of application and requirements to the ODDHO is 3 days after the September PLE of every year. 
  • Applicants will then be contacted for the schedule of the written exam
  • Qualified applicants will then be informed of their interview schedules.
  • Qualified applicants after the interview will be contacted to start their pre-residency

 

Eligibility Requirements for Residents

  • Filipino citizen
  • A graduate of a duly recognized medical school
  • Has completed a year of internship in an accredited hospital
  • Has passed the medical board examination
  • Has passed departmental screening for admission 

Fellowship in Dermatopathology

The department has a one-year dermatopathology fellowship program, which was established in 1993, to produce dermatopathologists who will serve in areas of the country in need of the expertise. The program provides a comprehensive exposure to the histopathologic diagnosis of cutaneous disorders and neoplasms. Fellows under this program are also trained to perform basic skin tissue processing procedures and conduct research studies on dermatopathology.

 

Fellowship Requirements

Application Process
  • Same as application process of residents listed above

 

Eligibility Requirements for Residents

Filipino fellows

  • Filipino citizen fellows who have successfully completed a PDS accredited Dermatology residency program
  • Filipino citizen fellows who have passed the Philippine Dermatology Boards, and have been certified as a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society. 
  • Priority will be given to applicants who intend to practice in areas that lack dermatopathologists. 

Visiting Fellows (Observers)

  • Non-Filipino citizen fellows who have trained in a PDS-recognized Dermatology training program in the Philippines
  • Non-Filipino citizen fellows who have completed an accredited residency training program in Dermatology in other countries and are board certified in general medicine and Dermatology in their respective countries.

Contact Details

UP-PGH Department of Dermatology
Out Patient Department Building, Padre Faura Street
Philippine General Hospital
Ermita, Manila

Tel No. 8554-8400 local 5105/5106
Email address: dermatology.uppgh@up.edu.ph

 

Schedule of Clinics

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

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