Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center | Department of Dermatology

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ORIENTAL OPULENCE: Christmas Party - Graduation Ceremony 2018




“And suddenly, you know its time to start something new and the magic of new beginnings”


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     Parasols, cherry blossoms, and opulent garments paraded the halls as the JRRMMC Department of Dermatology held its Graduation Rites and Christmas Party last December 19 with the theme 'Oriental Opulence.'


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    The night was devoted to celebrate the seniors residents' commitment and invaluable service to both the department and their patients. To the graduating physicians namely Dr. Katherine Joy Sayo-Aguiling, Dr. Janelle G. Go, Dr. Ma. Christina B. Gulfan, Dr. Jasmine Malla, Dr. Riza R. Milante, Dr. Mark Gerald R. Serrano, Dr. Abhishek Singh and our Dermatopathology Fellow, Dr. Margaret Mary B. Alegre, congratulations! Over the years, they have undoubtedly grown in this noble calling and have imbibed the core values of integrity, competence and professionalism. It is the hope of the institution that they will carry with them their fervent dedication, passion and excellence as they further their growth well beyond the halls of the hospital.


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     The night also served as an opportunity to celebrate, share laughs and unwind as we gather as a family. Games, songs and dance presentations and a festive Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all. Truly, there was an air of fun and cheer throughout the evening. Everyone was dressed to impress with their Crazy Rich Asians inspired outfit.


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     It was a platform to reminisce on good times and remain hopeful of what is ahead. What may be bittersweet end to one chapter may merely be the first steps to a bigger adventure.

December 2018 : Pamaskong Handog




     The season of giving and sharing has come! And to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in cooperation with Skin Research Foundation Philippines, Inc. held their annual thanksgiving event, the PAMASKONG HANDOG.


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     With the shared effort of SRF and JRRMMC Department of Dermatology consultants, alumni, residents, staff and their sponsors, Pamaskong Handog was successfully held today. They were able to serve a total of 239 patients who received free consultations, medications, loot bags and snacks.


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     It has been another year full of unforgettable experiences and learnings for JRRMMC Department of Dermatology. And as a way to give thanks to the patients who entrust their dermatologic concerns to JRRMMC, the department ensured to give back to their patients who are the very reason why they strive to be better and better as the years go by.


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Medical Mission November 2018


"Bloom where you are planted."

The Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatologic Society and Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Dermatology, marked the start of the yuletide season of giving by visiting the Haven for Women in Alabang, Muntinlupa last November 10, 2018 via the gift of charity.

The Haven of Women provides temporary shelter and protective custody to women 18-59 years old who are victims of various forms of abuse.

With the leadership of our beloved Chairman, Dr. Ma. Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan, we saw and treated 180 patients with various skin diseases. We also performed various dermatologic surgical procedures totaling to 26 operations such as electrocautery of common warts.

R.S. Grey once said: "She believed she can, so she did." The Haven for Women is an establishment that seeks to empower women whose spirits have been damaged by various forms of abuse such as domestic violence. Women are the flowers of society - where flowers bloom, so does hope. We hoped that by our simple act of generosity, we hope that the flowers who reside in the Haven will push through the dirt and once again bathe in sunlight.




“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

Medicine is an ever-changing field. We, as physicians, must always be equipped with the latest knowledge regarding the diagnosis and the management of diseases in order to ensure the best quality of care for our patients.

In line with this, the Jose R. Reyes Department of Dermatology, in parternship with the Philippine Dermatological Society Sexually Transmitted Diseases Subspecialty Core Group, conducted its monthly CME at the Lung Center of the Philippines last August 29, 2018.


Complexe Cutis: 16th Postgraduate Course

Save the date! 
The JRRMMC Department of Dermatology, in cooperation with Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. cordially invites you as we launch a collection of time-tested, trending and forthcoming techniques in the care of Filipino skin with our 16th Postgraduate Course, COMPLEXE CUTIS: Finding Simplicity Amidst Complexities in Skin Science.
Register before April 30, 2018 and avail of our discounted rates!
When: June 22, 2018 8AM to 5PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas
Pre: Registration Rates
Residents/JR alumni: P1800
PDS consultants: P2000
Non-PDS MDs: P2500

Details needed:
Contact no.:
PRC no.:
PMA no.:
Institutional affiliation:
Registration Category:
Resident, consultant, JR alumni or NonPDS MD

For bank deposits: BPI Savings, West Triangle, Q.C. Branch Account 3051-1143-28 Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines

For inquiries, contact: Dr. Jennica Ponce 09175999335 or Dr. Ermalyn Dino 09175333624

For updates, follow us on facebook at Complexe Cutis: 16th Postgraduate Course and Instagram @jrdermsocials

Thank you!

Medical Mission 2018

"We rise by lifting others."

The Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Dermatology in cooperation with The Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. commemorated the Lenten Season early by visiting the Jose Fabella Center in Mandaluyong today, March 10, 2018 via the gift of charity and giving.

With the leadership of our beloved Chairman, Dr. Ma. Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan, we saw and treated patients with various skin diseases ranging from the common Scabies and Tinea Corporis to the rarer Mycetoma and Scrofuloderma. We also performed various dermatologic surgical procedures such as electrocautery of common warts and incision biopsies of various conditions.

Pope Francis said: "Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shaken us from our lethargy." Today, we found ourselves reawakened with a full heart to love, serve, and care, especially for those who need it the most. We are grateful for this oppurtunity to share love.


Movie Screening 2018

Can't get enough of the awesome, entertaining, and action-packed Marvel flicks?

Join us and be ready to live another adventure that will take you to infinity. 

The Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Dermatology in cooperation with Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (SRF) invites you to the block screening of the highly anticipated film AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on April 25, 2018 7pm at TRINOMA CINEMA 7. 
Watch your favorite superheroes from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe assemble to save the world from destruction! 💪😎

Proceeds will benefit our patients, among them our chronic patients with psoriasis, leprosy, and skin cancer. 

For inquiries, contact Dr. Nika Cuadra at 09162644710 or Dr. MK Lin at 09338588440. 

Thank you! 😀

JRRMMC Dermatology Alumni Reunion

Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Dermatology proudly invites all its alumni's to a DENIM & DIAMONDS ALUMNI REUNION on November 10, 2017 4:00 PM at the Relish, Citadines Millenium Ortigas, Manila.

Celebrate with us as we reminisce memorable experiences, share stories of success, and renew our commitment to the noble ideals of our beloved institution.

See you there!

Medical Mission 2017

The Department of Dermatology Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in cooperation with the Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. held a medical mission at Malolos, Bulacan last June 30, 2017. Several consultants, spearheaded by the Chairman, Dr. Ma. Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan, together with the residents and staff catered to more than 100 locals with free dermatologic consults, medications, procedures, and snacks. Everybody went home with full hearts! 

Beauty and the Beast Movie Screening 2017

Tale as old as time…True as it can be…

Be our guest.

     The Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (SRF) together with Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Department of Dermatology invites you to the premiere screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM at TRINOMA CINEMA 1, Quezon City.

     Beauty and the Beast is a live-action remake of Walt Disney's 1991 animated film, which was based on a French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. Join us as we bring you Belle and Beast in a romantic fantasy film starred by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens under the direction of Bill Condon.

     SRF a non-profit, charity organization, founded in 2001. In association with the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, the foundation supports initiatives to improve the quality of life of patients afflicted with skin diseases through patient assistance, research and continuing medical education.  Proceeds of this fund raising event will benefit our patients, among them our chronic patients with psoriasis, leprosy and skin cancer.

See you there!

Love. Serve. Care. 2016

The Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines in cooperation with Jrrmmc Dermatology joins the numerous medical missions all over the Philippines in celebration of the Philippine Dermatological Society skin week. The consultants and residents saw 104 patients from the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong. This project was spearheaded by the chairperson of Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., Dr. Ma. Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan. Several consultants from the JRRMMC Department of Dermatology namely, Dr. Ma. Luisa Abad-Venida, founder of Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Dr. Lillian Lopez-Villafuerte, current chair of The Medical City, Derpartment of Dermatology, Dr. Elizabeth Tianco, former president of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Mercedes Buenviaje-Beloso, Dr. Zharlah Gulmatico-Flores, current training officer of Department of Dermatology, Dr. Abelaine Venida-Tablizo and Dr. Kara Melissa Torres, extended their expertise in treating the numerous patients. Of course, this event would not have been possible without the cumulative effort of the organizing committee, headed by Dr. Janelle Go and Dr. Mark Gerald Serrano, with Drs Christina Gulfan, Riza Milante, Joy Sayo and Jasmine Malla

Everyone went home, with souls a little bit lighter and hearts a little bit fuller. The whole team is grateful for this opportunity to share our graces, talents and resources to those who are underserved medically. We are looking forward to where Love, Serve, Care goes next. 



Psor Walk 2016

The JRRMMC #dermauthorities and Psoriasis Club joined the #WorldPsoriasisFunDayWalk last 23rd of October in Roxas Boulevard. It was a beautiful day seeing the faces of patients with psoriasis together with their doctors fighting for the same cause. Our own Dr. Vanika Viardo was awarded Together, we break barriers. :-) #psoriasisawareness #psorpporter #psorphil #pds #breakingbarriers #pdsdermauthority #pdsbeautyispower #pds #psoriasis



La Union Medical Mission

August 27, 2016

Being in a provincial area where specialty healthcare providers are limited and medicines are scarce, the foundation has chosen the Municipality of San Gabriel La Union as their beneficiary. The president of the Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., herself, Dr. Ma. Flordeliz Abad- Casintahan, headed the medical mission where she was supported by 3 PDS accredited consultants, 23 resident physicians and 19 medical staff from the Department of Dermatology Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center. In coordination with the municipal health officer, Dr. Juan Alfonso R. Perez IV, approximately 103 patients were provided with free dermatologic consult including a number of patients from the mountainous areas of the municipality. Free medications and multivitamins were given to the patients. Dr. Ma. Christina Gulfan delivered a short lecture on basic skin care and common skin diseases as part of our holistic approach on cutaneous diseases.

Lex et Dermatologia

July 27, 2016 – JRRMMC Department of Dermatology hosted this month’s PDS CME activity in partnership with the Dermatologic Surgery core team, entitled Lex et Dermatologia,  Law and Dermatology making sure dermatologist are aptly empowered in handling legal case. They talked about basic legal concepts valuable to the dermatology practice, hypothetical legal cases, in favor of and against dermatologists, so that practicing dermatologists can better prepare themselves, and hopefully avoid legal problems. 


The Clinician's Handbook to Dermatology Launch!

July 15, 2016 - After years of planning and preparation, we finally launched the Clinician's Handbook in Dermatology, a long-awaited dream of JRRMMC Department of Dermatology. Skinfinity attendees get a special treat as they were the first to see the book. The contributors, editors and authors were all present to see the fruition of their labors. Now you can also place your orders  using the details below! Order now! 


Skinfinity 2016

Thank you so much for the overwhelming support for the JRRMMC 14th Post-Graduate Course, Skinfinity, last July 15, 2016 as we explored the limitless possibilities of cosmetic and procedural dermatology. We are overwhelmed with the record number of registrants and the good feedback. We hoped that you learned and enjoyed Skinfinity as much as we did! We hope to see you again in our future events.

#Skinfinity2016 #BeautyisPowerPDS #DermAuthorityPDS #JRRMMCDerma








Dr. Lawrence M. Field Visit

The department is deeply honored and grateful for being visited by Prof. Dr. Lawrence Marshall Field - the Father of International Dermatologic Surgery. 

He presented lectures on tangential excision, bilevel anesthesia and showed us some of his previous surgeries.

We also witnessed his expertise as he guided us in some of our procedures at JRRMMC.

Thank you, Dr. Field for giving us the inspiration and enthusiasm to develop our knowledge and skills in the field of dermatologic surgery!

Graduation 2015

It was a night of Glitter and Gold as we send off our  latest graduates ( Batch 2015), last December 18, 2015 in Muralla Ballroom, The Bayleaf, Intramuros. 

Ms Tricia Robredo, represents her mother Cong. Leni Robredo, with a  heartfelt message and the induction of the new members of the Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines.

We would like to congratulate Batch 2015, and wish them a shimmering career as dermatologists!

(Left to Right) Selvi Chandra Gunawan, MD, Deputy Chief Resident: Margaret Mary B. Alegre, MD, Chief Resident: Hester Gail Y. Lim, MD, Martha Joy M. Bruan, MD.



Pamaskong Handog ng JR


Star Wars Block Screening

Despite the heavy rains and the grueling December Manila traffic, people came in droves for the advanced block screening (December 16, 2015) of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens for the benefit of our leprosy patients. Everyone enjoyed the snacks and prizes from our generous sponsors. The Force is really alive as they enjoyed the movie! 


Love. Serve. Care.

JRRMMC Dermatology and Skin Research Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatological Society held their bi-annual medical mission at the Asilo de San Vicente de Paul. This was met with great enthusiasm from the Asilo De San Vicente De Paul residents.

Skin Fair July 2015

Put your BEST FACE FORWARD be on TOP of your BEAUTY GAME as PDS Certified Dermatologists spill the beans on skincare basics... Pamper your SKIN the right way straight from the PDS #DERMAUTHORITY

Venue: Rockwell Tent, Makati City.
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2015. 8am to 3pm
Ticket Price : PhP 300.00

Pre-Valentines Event with Zumba

Get fit for Valentine's Day!!! Zumba Fest with Regine Tolentino and Lander Vera-Perez!!! Save the Date!!!

JRRMMC Zumba Fitness Party

The Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Department of Dermatology would like to invite you to our Zumba Fitness Party! With special guest instructors Regine Tolentino and Lander Vera-Perez, this event will get your heart rates up, and your bodies fit for Valentine’s day. The event will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle, at the covered basketball court, on February 7, 2015 (saturday), 9-11 am. Registration will begin at 8 am. Tickets are for sale at P300 each. For more information please contact Dr. Martha Bruan (09122771183)/ Dr. Garet Alegre (09228021085)/ Dr. Chai Pineda (09173582162) or Dr. Kim Calayan-Terte (09232625827). See you there!!!


RPO Night 2014

The JRRMMC Department of Dermatology again won First place during the RPO Night last December 3, 2014. Congratulations, first years!

Love. Serve. Care


Dermatopathology: Basics and Beyond

Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Dermatopathology Core Group in cooperation with Kimura Dermatopathology School invites you to "Dermatopathology: Basics and Beyond" on November 24-28 and December 1-5, 2014 (1:00 to 4:00 pm) at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center OPD Conference Room.
This course is a lecture series conducted by Professor Tetsunori Kimura, in cooperation with the Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV).
Please see attached invite for further details


JRRMMC Dermatology Team Building 2014

Keep calm and have fun in Boracay!

JRRMMC Dermatology 13th Postgraduate Course

Thank you for joining us in our 13th Postgraduate course entitled Dermatology Revitalized: Skin Health, Aesthetics and Patient Well-being. Congratulations, JR Derma family!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier block screening

The first block screening of the year was held last March 26, 2014. We would like to thank everyone who supported and made this event successful.