Our Medical Experts

VIRGINIA M. AGUILAS, MD MPH

  • Medical Officer III and Head of the TB-DOTS Clinic
  • Master in Public Health
  • Diploma in TB Epidemiology

EDISON R. ALBERTO, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Deputy Quality Management Representative
  • Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Member of the DOH technical Working Group on Baseline Study Pre-Dengue Vaccination Program

MA. CECILIA G. AMA, MD

  • Medical Specialist and OIC of the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines
  • Member of the DOH Technical Working Group on New TB Diagnostics and on the Revision of the National Tuberculosis Program Manual of Procedures

CRISTINA D. AMBAS, MD

  • Medical Specialist II
  • Master in Occupational Health

LEA DL. ASI, MD MTM

  • Medical Officer III and Head of the Employees’ Health Clinic
  • Master in Tropical Medicine

NORMAN D. ASI, MD

  • Medical Officer III and In-house Hospitalist

FERDINAND L. BARRIAS, MD

  • Medical Officer III and Animal Bite Physician

MA. ROSARIO Z. CAPEDING, MD

  • Medical Specialist IV and Head of the Microbiology Department and Dengue Study Group
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines
  • Recipient of the 23rd Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award for Research in 2014 given by the Philippine Medical Association
  • One of FierceBiotech’s Top Women in Biotechnology in 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Prevention for Dengue Control (Global)

MARIA TRICIA DV. SUBIDO-CARIÑO, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Head of the Animal Bite and Outpatient Clinics
  • RITM Rabies Coordinator
  • Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Diplomate of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines

MANOLITO L. CHUA, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Over-all Training Officer
  • Head, RITM HIV/AIDS Core Team
  • Chair of the Therapeutics Committee
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Past President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Past President of the Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society
  • Member of the DOH Working Group on Immunization among HIV Patients

JOANNE N. DE JESUS, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Head of the Inpatient Services
  • Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Diplomate of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society

MARI ROSE A. DE LOS REYES, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Head of the Medical Department
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Current President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Member of the National Antibiotic Treatment Guideline Committee

ROSSANA A. DITANGCO, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Head of the HIV/AIDS Research Group
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Alumni of the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the defeat of AIDS Fellowship
  • Member of the DOH Technical Working Group of the National STI Prevention and Control Program

JEMELYN U. GARCIA, MD

  • Medical Specialist II and Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

MA. CHARMIAN M. HUFANO, MD

  • Medical Specialist
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Assistant Head of the RITM Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Laboratory

MARILLA G. LUCERO, MD PhD

  • Chief Science Research Specialist (Scientist I)
  • Head of the Acute Respiratory Infections Study Group
  • PhD in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Life Member Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

MYLA V. MACABABBAD, MD

  • Medical Specialist II and Head of the Diagnostics Imaging Department
  • Fellow of the Philippine College of Radiology
  • Fellow of the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines
  • Fellow of the CT MRI Society of the Philippines

MARWIN EMERSON V. MATIC, MD

  • Medical Officer IV and In-house Surgeon
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society of General Surgeons

MARK KRISTOFFER U. PASAYAN, MD

  • Medical Specialist II and Assistant Head of the TB DOTS Clinic and Therapeutics Committee
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Diplomate of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

BEATRIZ P. QUIAMBAO, MD

  • Medical Officer V and Chief of the Clinical Research Division
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Past President of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines
  • Member of the DOH Technical Working Group on Rabies
  • WHO Expert Panel on Rabies

MELINDA SWEET LOVELY A. RAZALAN, MD

  • Medical Officer III and Head of the Health Emergency Management Staff
  • Master in Public Health

ARTHUR DESSI E. ROMAN, MD MTM

  • Medical Specialist III and Head of the Emergency Room Services
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine College of Physicians
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Master in Tropical Medicine and Alumni of the Lee Jong Wook Fellowship in Biomedical Research
  • Member of the DOH Technical Working Groups on Hepatitis B and Infection Control

CYNTHIA MARIE M. SEGUERRA, MD

  • Medical Officer III and Animal Bite Physician

CHARISSA FAY B. TABORA, MD

  • Medical Specialist III and Chair of the Hospital Infection Control Committee
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society
  • Fellow and Diplomate of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines
  • Member of the National Council on Infection Prevention and Control Program in Healthcare Facilities

 

DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT

MA. TERESITA G. GABRIEL, MD, FPDS

  • Chair, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Head, Philippine Dermatological Society -Leprosy Subspecialty Core Group
  • Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • International Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, International Society of Dermatology
  • Alumna of the Fellowship course in Dermatologic Laser Surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

GRACIA B. TEODOSIO, MD, FPDS

  • Training Officer, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Research Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society

EVANGELINE B. HANDOG, MD, FPDS

  • Cosmetic Dermatology Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Chair, Department of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
  • President, International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Fellow and Adviser, Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation
  • Member, American Academy of Dermatology

LEILANI R. SENADOR, MD, FPDS

  • Phototherapy Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Member, Acne Board of the Philippines
  • Fellowship in Photobiology at Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Fellowship in Dermatologic Laser Surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

ALEXANDER R. CASTILLO, MD, FPDS

  • Dermatologic Surgery Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Dermatologists

REYNALDO L. UGALDE, MD, FPDS

  • Quality Assurance Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Diplomate, Philippine Academy of Cutaneous Surgery

JOHANNES F. DAYRIT, MD, FPDS

  • Dermatopathology Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society-Dermatopathology Subspecialty Core Group
  • Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Fellow in Dermatopathology, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society

MARIE SOCOUER M. OBLEPIAS, MD, FPDS

  • Pediatric Dermatology Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Associate Member, International Society of Dermatology
  • Associate Member, American Acne and Rosacea Society

CLARISSE G. MENDOZA, MD, FPDS

  • Immunodermatology Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Fellowship on Autoimmune Blistering Diseases, Dermatopharmacology, and Clinical Research Trials at St. George Hospital- Department of Dermatology, Sydney, Australia

EMMERSON GALE S. VISTA, MD, DPDS

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Unit Head, RITM-Department of Dermatology
  • Diplomate, Philippine Dermatological Society
  • Dermatology Mentorship Training on STD-HIV at Ludwig Maximilian University-Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Munich, Germany
  • Dermatology Fellowship Observership Program at the National Skin Center, Singapore