UP – Philippine General Hospital



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.



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.





Sitting, from left: Adolfo B. Bormate Jr., Ma. Lorna F. Frez, Francisca DC. Roa, Eileen Liesl A.Cubillan (Department Chair), Georgina C. Pastorfide,
Cynthia P. Ciriaco-Tan, Belen L. Dofitas
Standing, from left: Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro,
Arunee H. Siripunvarapon-Dela Cruz, Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac, Claudine Yap-Silva, Winlove P. Mojica, Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon,
Eillen Luisa A. Chen
Not in photo: Clarita C. Maano, Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza


  • 1. Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS
    – Department Chair
    – Associate Professor 7
    – Dermatopathologist
    – Head of LASER Committee
    – Special Editor, Acta Medica Philippina


  • 2. Ma. Lorna F. Frez, MD, FPDS
    – Immediate Past Chief of Section
    – Professor 1
    – Division Adviser
    – Head of Phototherapy and Photobiology Unit
    – Psoriasis Club Adviser


  • 3. Clarita Corazon C. Maano, MD, FPDS
    – Past Chief of Section
    – Professor Emeritus, UP Manila


  • 4. Georgina C. Pastorfide, MD, FPDS
    – Past Chief of Section
    – Attending Physician
    – Division Adviser
    – Head of Dermatopathology Unit


  • 5. Francisca DC. Roa, MD, FPDS
    – Past Chief of Section
    – Division Adviser
    – Head of Infectious Diseases and Sexually-Transmitted Diseases Unit


  • 6. Belen L. Dofitas, MD, FPDS
    -Clinical Associate Professor
    – Medical Specialist III, PGH
    – Clinical Epidemiologist
    – Research Coordinator
    – Learning Unit 5 Coordinator
    – Hansen’s Club Adviser


  • 7. Claudine Yap-Silva, MD, FPDS
    – Clinical Associate Professor
    – Dermatopathologist
    – Geriatric Dermatology, Pruritus, and Hair Specialist
    – Postgraduate Coordinator
    – Medical Research Laboratory Coordinator
    – External Affairs Assistant Coordinator


  • 8. Winlove P. Mojica, MD, FPDS
    – Clinical Associate Professor
    – HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections
    – Library, Physical Resources, and Audiovisual Equipment Coordinator
    – Assistant Postgraduate Coordinator
    – Learning Unit 3 Coordinator
    – External Affairs Coordinator


  • 9. Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS
    – Clinical Associate Professor
    – Bullous Dermatoses, Contact Dermatitis and Nail specialist
    – Assistant Services Coordinator
    – Patch testing Coordinator
    – Learning Unit 6 and 7 Coordinator
    – Undergraduate Coordinator


  • 10. Arunee H. Siripunvarapon-Dela Cruz
    – Clinical Associate Professor
    – Finance Officer
    – Dermoscopy and Non-invasive Imaging Specialist
    – Learning Unit 4 Coordinator
    – Member of Training Committee


  • 11. Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac
    – Clinical Associate Professor
    – Specialist in Medical Mycology
    – Community Dermatology Coordinator
    – Assistant Research Coordinator


  • 12. Hanna E. Lucero-Orillaza, MD, FPDS
    – Contact Dermatitis and Advanced Medical Dermatology Specialist
    – Assistant Officer for Finance
    – Member of Training Committee
    – Patch testing Coordinator
    – Eczema Club Adviser


  • 13. Adolfo B. Bormate Jr.
    – Dermatopathologist


  • 14. Carmela Augusta F. Dayrit-Castro, MD, FPDS
    – Pediatric Dermatologist


  • 15. Eillen Luisa A. Chen
    – Dermatologic Surgery


  • 16. Emy Christine C. Onishi, MD, FPDS
    – Procedural, Anatomic and Cosmetic Dermatology



Marie Len C. Balmores, MD, DPDS – Dermatopathology


Veronica Marie E. Ramos, MD



Third Year Residents

From left: Nicole Marella G. Tan, Dianne Katherine Salazar-Paras, Raisa Celine R. Rosete,
Erickah Mary Therese R. Dy, Cyrene C. Tan


Second Year Residents

From Left: Mary Antonette D. Atienza, , Soraya Elisse E. Escandor, Doha Mae Laurisse M. Manalo, Koreen Blossom T. Chan, Amanda Christine F. Esquivel


First Year Residents

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



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




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



  • 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
    • 1064 Nd:YAG
    • 585 nm
    • Fractional CO2
  • Microneedling
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Phototherapy (UVA/UVB)
  • Punch/Wedge/Shave Biopsy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ungiectomy



  • Eczema Club
  • Hansen’s Club
  • Psoriasis Club






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, cosmetic dermatology, immunodermatology, hair and nails, occupational and environmental dermatology, and infectious disease and venereology.


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



The department has a one-year 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.



Application Process

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.



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 has 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 the research endeavors of the Department. 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.



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

Tel No. 8554-8400 local 5105/5106
Email address: uppghderm@gmail.com

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