Philippine Dermatological Society

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Laser Surgery Subspecialty Core Group

Officers and Members


The PDS Laser Surgery Subspecialty Group aims to be the respected leader in laser surgery in the Philippines by pursuing exceptional patient care and expertise in dermatologic laser, light and energy-based devices


To observe the highest ethical professional standards and promote knowledge through training, research and information dissemination.

Core Values



General Objective

To strengthen the practice of laser surgery among PDS members in the Philippines


Specific Objectives:

  1. To document the current status of dermatologic laser surgery in the Philippines
  2. To assist the training institutions and regional chapters in developing short-term and
    long-term plans, programs, or modules on laser training, specific to the needs of the centers.
  3. To encourage residents/consultants to conduct research and encourage publications
    relevant to their practice of laser surgery.
  4. To propagate awareness of the availability of lasers in the Philippines, locally
    and internationally, for public education/accessibility and medical tourism.
  5. To provide laser practitioners and interested dermatologists with a regular venue for continued learning, to be able to keep abreast with the latest developments in the international arena
  6. To promote the ethical practice of Laser Surgery, in accordance with the general and specific guidelines of the Philippine Dermatological Society
  7. To foster camaraderie among the members of the Laser Subspecialty Group

Contact Person

Dr. Loverna Suratos at