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RCD 2016

The 22nd Regional Conference in Dermatology last April 21-24, 2016 saw four of our residents presenting their studies on both the oral and research poster categories. Dr. Czarina Pineda had her oral presentation in Singapore while Doctors Justine  Calderon, Donn Mendoza and Windell Tan presented their research posters. Well done to our senior residents for showcasing the awesome work being done in JRRMMC.

  • Dr. Czarina Pineda (Oral Presentation) - Association of CAG repeat length in androgen receptor gene and severity of acne in Filipino patients seen at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center” A Case-control study 
  • Dr. Justine D. Calderon - Merkel Cell carcinoma in a 65-year old Filipino: A case report
  • Dr. Donn Mendoza - Association of Vitamin D Receptor gene polymorphisms and occurrence and spectrum of leprosy in Filipino patients seen at JRRMMC: A Case control study
  • Dr. Windell Tan- - Connecting the DOTS: A case of Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica with concomitant segmental Vitiligo in a 12-year old Filipino female

ODAC 2016

Last January 2016, four of our residents attended the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical (ODAC) Conference to represent JRRMMC Department of Dermatology in the Advanced Residency Training and Education Research Poster Contest. We are so proud to have these doctors bring the international light to JRRMMC.

  • Dr. Elaine Marie Gutierrez - Kyrle’s Disease in a 54-year old Filipino, female, treated with Insulin and oral Vitamin A: A Case Report
  • Dr. Erica Whitney Rogando-Tan - Infant with congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma treated with Acitretin
  • Dr. Ron Michael Dagala - Progressive Disseminated Histoplasmosis in an HIV-Positive 26-year-old male from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines: The Possibility of Endemicity
  • Dr. Karla Isabel Ligeralde - CD20, CD3, and CD5 positive Mycosis Fungoides: A case report

21st Regional Conference of Dermatology


This was from the 21st RCD (Asian-Australasian) held in Danang, Vietnam last April 9-12, 2014. 

Congratulations Dr. Kami Torres!

Everett C. Fox Research Symposium

Everett C. Fox Research Symposium Presentors and Judges (from L to R): Jubin Ryu MD (University of California San Francisco), George Han MD (Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York), Oleg Akilov MD (University of Pittsburg Medical School), Robert Dellavalle MD (Judge, University of Colorado), Sarah Aaron MD (Judge, University of California San Francisco), Sandy Leachman MD (Judge, Oregon Health Sciences University), Edward Cowen MD (Judge, National Institute of Health), Rowena Padilla Evangelista MD, FPDS (the proud mommy, dermatologist from Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippines), Mara Therese Padilla Evangelista MD (Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippines), Young Lee MD (Penn State Hershey Medical Center), and Shivana Tripathi MD (University of California San Francisco)
From Skin Contact article:
"Every year since 1969, at each Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Everett C. Fox, MD Award is granted to the Most Outstanding Clinical and Laboratory Researches submitted by a Dermatology Resident or Fellow. The award is funded by proceeds from a bequest by Dr. Everett C. Fox. Dr. Fox was a leading dermatologist in Dallas, Texas and was active at Baylor and University of Texas Southwestern. He was a wonderful teacher and clinician, respected by patients and colleagues alike. He was vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology in 1941 and served multiple years on the Academy's board of directors. He received the national Clark W. Finnerud Award for Meritorious Service in the practice and teaching of dermatology in 1975.
In this year’s 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, 89 papers worldwide were submitted for screening. Six papers were selected to compete in the Clinical Category, while five were selected to compete in the Laboratory Category.





Mara Therese Padilla Evangelista, MD


Simvastatin as a Novel Therapeutic Agent for Venous Ulcers: A Randomized,

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Department of Dermatology, Jose. R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines

Vinod Nambudiri, MD, MBA


Sharps Injuries Among Dermatology Trainees: A Nationwide Survey of 351


Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, Boston, Massachusetts

Meena Arunachalam, MD


Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in Italian Patients with Non-segmental Vitiligo

University of Florence, Florence, Florence, Italy

Shivani Tripathi, MD


An Open Label Study of Anakinra for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco,


Young H. Lee, MD

A Retrospective Analysis of the Duration of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for the

Treatment of Acne Among Adolescents: Investigating Practice Gaps and

Potential Cost-Savings

Pennysylvania State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Philadelphia

Maria Miyar, MD


Serving the Underserved: Creating a Low Cost Sunscreen with Natural

Ingredients for Humanitarian Medical Trips to the Developing World

University of Texas Southwestern - Austin Dermatology

Residency Program, Austin, Texas 





Nakaraj Pluetrattanabha, MD


Effect of Temperature and Time Exposure on the Survival of Scabies Mites and

its Eggs

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Jubin Ryu, MD, PhD


Creating Nanostructured Films for the Treatment of Cutaneous Fibrosis

University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco,


Oleg Akilov, MD, PhD


Development of Multimarker Assay for Early Detection of Cutaneous T Cell


University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh,


Lakjiri Siham, MD

Fibroscan Interest in the Evaluation and Monitoring of Liver Fibrosis Induced

by Methotrexate

CHU Hassan II FEZ, FEZ, Morocco

George Han, MD, PhD

Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles: Applications in Wound Healing

Albert Eistein School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York


These qualified research papers were orally presented at the contest and were judged by the expert dermatologists/epidemiologists of the American Academy of Dermatology - Robert Dellavalle MD (University of Colorado), Sarah Aaron MD (University of California San Francisco), Sandy Leachman MD (Oregon Health Sciences University) and Edward Cowen MD (National Institute of Health).  Dr. Mara Therese Padilla Evangelista won first place in the clinical category, while Dr. Jubin Ryu of University of California San Francisco won first place in the laboratory category. Dr. Evangelista is the first Filipino to receive this award. Her paper will be published in the British Journal of Dermatology."

Congratulations Dr. Mara Therese Evangelista!! 


February 2014

The JRRMMC Department of Dermatology would like to congratulate our recently graduated alumna, Dr. Mara Therese Evangelista, for her SECOND internationally published article! The study, Simvastatin as a novel therapeutic agent for venous ulcers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was recently accepted for publication at the prestigious British Journal of Dermatology. Congratulations, Dr. Evangelista! 

Research in a Nutshell: JRRMMC research updates from late 2012- early 2014

Welcome to our new Research Section! Subsequent updates regarding research will be made on this page. For now, here is a brief summary of the research wins/publishing updates of JRRMMC Dermatology! 

January 2014 

November 14, 2014: Dr. Mara Therese Evangelista was awarded first place in the JRRMMC 2013 Annual Interdepartmental Research Forum (Analytical Category) for the study "Simvastatin as a Novel Therapeutic Agent for Venous Ulcer Healing: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial" and Dr. Hester Gail Lim was awarded first place in the Descriptive Category for the case report: Focal Dermal Hypoplasia: When Skin is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. 

November 4, 2014 

January 2013 : Dr. Mara Therese P. Evangelista wins first place in Fourth Annual ARTE Poster Competition (held in Orlando, Florida). 

Dr. Evangelista's study featured in Skin & Allergy News! 

November 2012