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DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

The Department of Dermatology was first established in 2017 under the leadership of the chairman of the department, Dr. Francisco D. Rivera IV, together with other dermatology consultants who are board-certified members of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS).

The vision of the Department of Dermatology is to be the preferred end-referral medical center in the Eastern NCR and CALABARZON area, providing multi-specialty excellent healthcare by 2022. We are committed to provide responsive, affordable, comprehensive, and excellent healthcare to all, powered by continuing professional development.

The department seeks to provide comprehensive care for better health outcomes, develop competent specialists and healthcare professionals, produce quality and relevant research to improve hospital services and operations, and formalize partnerships with institutions for an efficient service delivery network.

To provide comprehensive care, the department has established disease-focused centers: Psoriasis Center, Leprosy Hub, Eczema and Allergy Center, Dermatopathology Unit, Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic, Teledermatology Unit, Autoimmune Blistering Diseases (Immunodermatology) Clinic, Rheumadermatology Clinic, Sexually Transmitted Disease Hub, Hair and Nail Clinic, Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center, and Pigment Clinic. In addition to these centers, we have developed evidence-based standard of care to achieve better health outcomes and manage the resources of both the hospital and our patients.

The department has several multi-specialists in dermatology and other associated medical disciplines that offer a wide range of services and facilitate the comprehensive care provided by our disease-focused centers. We promote a multi-disciplinary approach in managing patients, with the involvement of not only dermatologists but also other allied health specialists.

Our Skin Center has also established several facilities: Laser Unit, Photodermatology Unit, Dermatology Laboratory Facility, and Dermatological Surgery Facility, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. The Pharmacy Compounding Facility is currently being developed.

In the field of research, department-initiated studies are highly encouraged over and above the individual researches being undertaken by the residents as the department holds research in high regard. Research studies in the department are ongoing for the following disease-focused centers: Autoimmune Blistering Diseases, Eczema and Allergy, Leprosy, and Psoriasis.

Lastly, to further strengthen our service delivery network, the department has formalized partnerships with external institutions, including Jala-Jala, Pasig, and Culion.

 

DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY SERVICES OFFERED

Facility

Services

Instructions for availing of the service/patient information-education material/link to the other resources

 

General Dermatology

In the General Dermatology Out-Patient Clinic, the residents examine, diagnose and treat patients with skin conditions. Medications, if available, are given for free.

 
 

Teledermatology

The department has recently launched the teledermatology service to deliver care and dermatologic services to old, as well as new patients of the outpatient clinic.

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Facility

Subspecialty Clinics

 

Dermatology Laboratory Facility

Leprosy Hub

The clinic deals with leprosy cases acquired during childhood and adulthood. Patients usually undergo baseline laboratory examinations such as Slit Skin Smear for bacterial index and skin biopsy with Fite-Faraco staining. 

Slit Skin Smear (6 sites)

Fite-Faraco Staining

H&E (Specimen Processing)

 

Photodermatology Unit

Psoriasis Center

The Psoriasis Center is entirely dedicated to the treatment of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related conditions. We offer varied treatment options to our patients such as biologic injections (Secukinumab) and phototherapy.

The Photodermatology Unit offers UVB and UVA therapy not only to psoriasis patients but also to those diagnosed with vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, mycoses fungoides and other photodermatology-responsive dermatoses. Phototherapy machines include:

NB-UVB Cabin Phototherapy Machine

NB-UVB Panel Phototherapy Machine

NB-UVB Comb Phototherapy Machine

NB-UVB Hand and Foot Phototherapy Machine

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Dermatology Laboratory Facility

Eczema and Allergy Center

Patients presenting acute or chronic inflammatory reactions to substances are examined and treated. We offer patch testing that consists of 30 allergens or haptens which may possibly cause these skin allergies.

 

Dermatologic Surgery Facility (Mohs Surgery)

Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic

This clinic offers a wide range of procedures such as acne surgery, electrocautery, extraction, biopsy and excision of both benign and malignant lesions.

Skin punch biopsy

Shave biopsy

Excision biopsy

Intralesional triamcinolone injection

Cryosurgery

Electrodessication and curettage

Acne surgery

Incision and drainage

Extraction of milia and molluscum lesions

Chemical peels

Fillers

Botulinum toxin injection

 
 

Dermatopathology

The department offers services for reading of biopsy specimen. Official histopathology reports are released. Processing of specimen and special stains are offered by the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

H&E Stain (Specimen Processing)

Special Stains

 

Dermatology Laboratory Facility

Autoimmune Blistering Disease (Immunodermatology) Clinic

Patients with rare disorders of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from autoimmune reactions (autoimmune blistering diseases) are examined. Diagnostics tests such as the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Direct Immunofluorescence are available in our clinic.

ELISA

·         BP180

·         BP230

·         Dsg1

·         Dsg3

·         Type VII Collagen

Direct Immunofluorescence

·         IgG

·         IgM

·         IgA

·         C3

·         Fibrinogen

 

Dermatology Laboratory Facility

Rheumadermatology Clinic

This clinic combines dermatologic and rheumatologic care for the management of psoriatic arthritis and other interrelated skin and musculoskeletal diseases.

ANA

C3

C4

Anti-dsDNA

Rheumatoid Factor

 

Dermatology Laboratory Facility

STI Hub

 

Sexually, non-sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases are recognized and diagnosed. Patients undergo laboratory examinations such as serologic tests, gram stain, culture and sensitivity and Tzanck smear. Patients are treated according to their needs.

RPR (Qualitative)

FTA-ABS

HACT Screening

 
 

Hair and Nail Clinic

 

This clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair, scalp and nail disorders.

Nail Surgery/Ungiectomy

 

Laser Unit

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center and Pigment Clinic

Our laser and light facility offers comprehensive dermatologic care, including cosmetic consultations and procedures such as hair removal, acne scar revisions, skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation.

Lasers available:

Nd:YAG

Pulsed Dye Laser

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Dermatologic Surgery Facility (Mohs Surgery)

Dermato-oncology Clinic

This clinic offers complete services to diagnose and treat skin cancers and other cutaneous tumors.

Excision of moles and cutaneous tumors

Mohs surgery

Skin flaps and grafts

 
 

Research Unit

 

The department encourages research and has several ongoing studies for the different disease-focused centers: Autoimmune Blistering Diseases, Eczema and Allergy, Leprosy, and Psoriasis.

 

Pharmacy Compounding Facility (currently being developed)

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT SUBSPECIALTY CENTERS:

Leprosy Hub

  • Abelaine Venida-Tablizo, MD, FPDS (Head)
  • Martha Joy Bruan-Tapales, MD, FPDS
  • Czarina P. Chavez, MD, FPDS
  • Jamie P. Nuñez, MD, FPDS

Psoriasis Center

  • Lily Lyralin Laconico-Tumalad, MD, FPDS (Head)
  • Alma Gay Concepcion T. Amado, MD, MHM, MBA, FPDS
  • Patricia Anne T. Tinio, MD, FPDS
  • Rogelio A. Balagat, MD, FPCP, FPDS, FPRA
  • Martha Joy Bruan-Tapales, MD, FPDS
  • Czarina P. Chavez, MD, FPDS
  • Danielle Nicole D. Mejia, MD, DPDS

Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic

  • Cristina A. Puyat, MD, FPDS (Head, Aesthetic Dermatology)
  • Katrina Angela Z. Reyes, MD, FPDS (Head, Lasers)
  • Christene Pearl Fernandez-Arandia, MD, FPDS
  • Cecilia Roxas-Rosete, MD, FPDS
  • Charlene Marie Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
  • Abelaine Venida-Tablizo, MD, FPDS
  • Jacqueline Michelle D. Melendres, MD, FPDS
  • Patricia Cleopatra G. Guieb, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno-Gomez, MD, FPDS, FDSP
  • Catherine Anne Cifra-Kim, MD, DPDS

Eczema and Allergy Center

  • Cecilia Roxas-Rosete, MD, FPDS (Head)
  • Mae Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS
  • Alma Gay Concepcion T. Amado, MD, MHM, MBA, FPDS
  • Martha Joy Bruan-Tapales, MD, FPDS
  • Czarina P. Chavez, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Sharlene P. Temblique, MD, FPDS

Teledermatology

  • Jacqueline Michelle D. Melendres, MD, FPDS (Head)

Dermatopathology

  • Mary Elizabeth S. Danga, MD, FPDS, FDSP (Head)
  • Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno-Gomez, MD, FPDS, FDSP

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases (Immunodermatology)

  • Mae Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS (Head)

Rheumadermatology Clinic

  • Rogelio A. Balagat, MD, FPCP, FPDS, FPRA
  • Maria Katherina Lat-Herrin, MD, FPDS, FDSP, PASMAP

STI Hub

  • Maria Sharlene P. Temblique, MD, FPDS (Head)
  • Patricia Cleopatra G. Guieb, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Katherina Lat-Herrin, MD, FPDS, FDSP, PASMAP
  • Danielle Nicole D. Mejia, MD, DPDS

Hair and Nail Clinic

  • Mae Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS (Head)

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center

  • Cristina A. Puyat, MD, FPDS (Head, Aesthetic Dermatology)
  • Katrina Angela Z. Reyes, MD, FPDS (Head, Lasers)
  • Christene Pearl Fernandez-Arandia, MD, FPDS
  • Cecilia Roxas-Rosete, MD, FPDS
  • Charlene Marie Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
  • Abelaine Venida-Tablizo, MD, FPDS
  • Jacqueline Michelle D. Melendres, MD, FPDS
  • Patricia Cleopatra G. Guieb, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno-Gomez, MD, FPDS, FDSP
  • Catherine Anne Cifra-Kim, MD, DPDS

Pigment Clinic

  • Cristina A. Puyat, MD, FPDS (Head, Aesthetic Dermatology)
  • Katrina Angela Z. Reyes, MD, FPDS (Head, Lasers)
  • Christene Pearl Fernandez-Arandia, MD, FPDS
  • Cecilia Roxas-Rosete, MD, FPDS
  • Charlene Marie Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
  • Abelaine Venida-Tablizo, MD, FPDS
  • Jacqueline Michelle D. Melendres, MD, FPDS
  • Patricia Cleopatra G. Guieb, MD, FPDS
  • Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno-Gomez, MD, FPDS, FDSP
  • Catherine Anne Cifra-Kim, MD, DPDS

Dermatolo-oncology Clinic

  • Charlene Marie Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS
  • Mary Elizabeth S. Danga, MD, FPDS, FDSP

COMMUNITY DERMATOLOGY

  • Danielle Nicolle D. Mejia, MD, DPDS

DEPARTMENT CONSULTANT STAFF

Consultant Staff

 

rivera

Francisco D. Rivera IV, MD, FPDS, MHA

Chairman, Department of Dermatology

Head, Institutional Review Board Panel 1 of Rizal Medical Center

Vice Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Vice Chair, Consignment Committee

President, Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS)

Lat Herrin

Maria Katherina Lat-Herrin, MD, FPDS, FDSP, PASMAP

Dermatopathology

Residency Training Officer

Fellow, Dermatopathology Society of the Philippines of the PDS

Member, Asian Society of Dermatopathology

Member, Philippine Academic Society of Microbiology and Parasitology

Amado

Alma Gay Concepcion T. Amado, MD, MHM, MBA, FPDS

Photodermatology

Head, Photodermatology Unit

Department Administrative Officer (Flu Manager)

Member, Residency Training Committee

Internal Quality Auditor of Rizal Medical Center

Member, PDS Ethics Committee

Associate Editor, PDS Skin Contact

Member, Philippine College of Occupational Medicine

Ang Tiu

Charlene Marie Ang-Tiu, MD, FPDS

Dermatologic Surgery

Head, Basic and Advanced Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Micrographic Surgery)

Fernandez Arandia

Christene Pearl Fernandez-Arandia, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Dermatological Lasers

Board of Directors, Philippine Dermatological Society

Balagat

Rogelio A. Balagat, MD, FPCP, FPRA, FPDS

Rheumatologic Dermatology
Head, Rheumatologic Dermatology Clinic

Member, Psoriasis Center

Member, Residency Training Committee

Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine

Consultant, Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine

Member, PDS Immunodermatology Subspecialty Group

Member, PDS Ethics Committee

Member, Rheumatologic Dermatology Society North America

Board Examiner, Philippine Board of Dermatology

Castillo

Mary Charmaine G. Castillo, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Member, Eczema and Allergy Center

Member, Residency Training Committee

Internal Quality Auditor of Rizal Medical Center

Treasurer, Philippine Dermatological Society

Chavez

Czarina P. Chavez, MD, DipClinRes, FPDS

General Dermatology

Research Officer

Research Coordinator-Clinical Trials

Member, Leprosy Core Group

Member, Institutional Review Board 2 of Rizal Medical Center

Member, PDS Research Committee

Member, PDS Leprosy Core Group

Associate Editor, Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society

Danga

Mary Elizabeth S. Danga, MD, FPDS, FDSP

Dermatopathology

Head, Dermatopathology

Fellow, Dermatopathology Society of the Philippines of the PDS

Guieb

Cleopatra Patricia G. Guieb, MD, FPDS

Dermatologic Surgery

Venereology

General Dermatology

Member, Residency Training Committee

Diplomate, Philippine Society of Venereology, Inc.

Cifra Kim

Catherine Anne Cifra-Kim, MD, DPDS

Administrative Officer

Dermatologic Surgery

General Dermatology

Melendres

Jacqueline Michelle D. Melendres, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Teledermatology

Head, Teledermatology

Research Coordinator-Epidemiologist

Member, Institutional Review Board Panel 3 of Rizal Medical Center

Nuñez

Jamie P. Nuñez, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Head, Dermatoethics and Professionalism

Head, Mentoring Committee

Member, Residency Training Committee

Chairman, PDS Ethics Committee

Puno Gomez

Maria Isabel Beatriz Puno-Gomez, MD, FPDS, DDSP

Dermatopathology

Member, Residency Training Committee

Diplomate, Dermatopathology Society of the Philippines of the PDS

Puyat

Ma. Cristina A. Puyat, MD, FPDS

Head, Procedural and Cosmetic Dermatology

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President, Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc.

Founding member, World Council of Preventive, Regenerative & Anti-Aging Medicine

Board of Director, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Ramirez Quizon

Mae Ramirez-Quizon, MD, FPDS

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases

Hair and Nail

Contact Dermatitis

Head, Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Clinic

Head, Hair and Nail Clinic

Member, PDS Contact Dermatitis & Environmental Dermatology Group

Founding Member, PDS Hair and Nail Subspecialty Core Group

Member, Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group

Member, Council for Nail Disorders

Member, European Nail Society

Reyes

Katrina Angela Z. Reyes, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Dermatological Lasers

Head, Dermatological Laser

Department Administrative Officer (Quality Management System)

Internal Quality Auditor of Rizal Medical Center

Member, PDS Accreditation Committee

Member, PDS Laser Subspecialty Core Group

Member, Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc.

Roxas Rosete

Cecilia Roxas-Rosete, MD, FPDS

Contact Dermatitis, Environmental and Occupational Dermatology

Head, Eczema and Allergy Center

Member, Residency Training Committee

Department Administrative Officer (Performance Governance System)

Board of Directors, Philippine Dermatological Society

Member, PDS Contact Dermatitis & Environmental Dermatology Group

Member, Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc.

Member, Asian Dermatological Association, Limited

Member, Philippine Society of Venereologists, Inc.

Venida Tablizo

Abelaine Venida-Tablizo, MD, FPDS

Clinical Dermatology

Leprosy and Infectious Dermatology

Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology

Head, Leprosy Core Group

Chair, PDS Leprosy Core Group

Member, International Society of Dermatology

Bruan Tapales

Martha Joy Bruan-Tapales, RPh, MD, FPDS

General Dermatology

Head, Dermatopharmacology and Compounding

Member, Residency Training Committee

Member, Leprosy Core Group

Member, Eczema and Allergy Core Group

Member, Central Communication Committee

Member, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee

Chair, PDS Committee on Public Safety and Professional Competency

Member, PDS Socials Committee

Tinio

Patricia Anne T. Tinio, MD, FPDS

Photodermatology Unit

General Dermatology

Member, Residency Training Committee

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Head, Research Committee of the PDS Photodermatology Core Group

Associate Editor, Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society

Member, Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Pelino Temblique

Maria Sharlene Pelino-Temblique, MD, FPDS

Venereology

General Dermatology

Department Administrative Officer (Strategic Performance Management System)

Member, PDS STI Core Group

Diplomate, Philippine Society of Venereology, Inc.

Laconico Tumalad

Lily Lyralin Laconico-Tumalad, MD, FPDS

Head, Psoriasis Center

Photodermatology

-

Member, PDS Photodermatology Core Group

Member, PDS Ethics Committee

Member, PDS Health Information System

Member, International Society of Dermatology

Fellow, International Psoriasis Council

 

DEPARTMENT CONTACT DETAILS

For any inquiries, you may contact the Department of Dermatology of the Rizal Medical Center through our department e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit us at the following address:

Skin Center,

3rd Floor, Outpatient Department Building,

Rizal Medical Center

Pasig Boulevard, Pasig City 1600

To schedule an appointment for consultation, you may contact our teledermatology hotline at 0995 510 3588 or message our Facebook account at Rizal Med Teledermatology.

 

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