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Leprosy Subspecialty Core Group

Officers and Members

(L–R): Ma. Luisa Venida, MD, Mercedita Marcelino MD, Gertrude Chan, MD, Ma. Teresita Gabriel MD, Ma. Angela Lavadia, MD, Abby Venida-Tablizo, MD, Marcellano Cruz, MD, FPDS


The group is divided into 3 subgroups:

1. Honorary advisors
They are composed of past chairs of the Leprosy Subspecialty group. Their task is to provide a reasonable level of contribution to decisions based on their experiences as past heads of the group. They are expected to give guidance and support on relevant matters and effective decisions of the subspecialty group.

2. Core Team members
They are composed of fellows and life members of the PDS who have actively managed leprosy patients or have been actively involved in Leprosy research, education and stigma reduction of Leprosy for 10 years or more. They are expected to actively help in the planning and conducting of the projects of the subspecialty unit.

3. Regular members
They are composed of diplomates and fellows of the PDS who have the compassion for Leprosy advocacy in our country by providing quality care to Leprosy patients, conducting researches on Leprosy and helping fight the stigma to patients and the people around them. They are expected to actively participate in activities conducted by the subspecialty group.

Membership Requirements

Applicants must submit his/her Letter of Intent with Proof of Leprosy cases handled. He/she must include his/her curriculum vitae (including work/researches done for Leprosy), institutional affiliation and membership in PDS chapters.