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
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.
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
Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS
Claudine Yap Silva, MD, FPDS
Amanda Christine F. Esquivel, MD
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
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
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.
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.
Visiting Fellows (Observers)
UP-PGH Department of Dermatology
Out Patient Department Building, Padre Faura Street
Philippine General Hospital
Tel No. 8554-8400 local 5105/5106
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule of Clinics
Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm