The JPDS Team

Room 1015 South Tower Cathedral Heights Building Complex
St. Luke’s Medical Center – E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, 1102

JPDS Editorial Board

Meet the people behind the JPDS.

The JPDS team is composed of board-certified dermatologists who play important roles in the Philippine Dermatological Society’s overall strategy to provide timely and relevant evidence-based information for our members and the scientific community .

The team will work to help the journal evolve to continue to meet the needs of practicing dermatologists.

Contact Numbers: (632) 723 0101 local 2015 or (632) 727 7309

Editor-in-Chief

Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, FPDS

Deputy Editors

Hester Gail Lim Bueser, MD, FPDS

Managing Editor

Mara P. Evangelista-Huber, MD, FPDS

Associate Editors

Czarina Chavez, MD, FPDS
Elisa Rae Coo, MD, FPDS
Lian Jamisola, MD, FPDS
Maria Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS
Hanna Lucero Orillaza,MD, FPDS
Melanie Joy Doria-Ruiz, MD, FPDS
Ana Aurelia M. Santos, MD, FPDS
Jennifer Aileen A. Tangtatco, MD, FPDS
Patricia Tinio, MD, FPDS
Angeli Eloise E. Torres, MD, DPDS
Emmerson Gale S. Vista, MD, FPDS

Section Editors

Gisella Adasa, MD, FPDS
Joyce C. Castillo, MD, FPDS
Tanya Perez-Chua, MD, FPDS
Lily Lyralin Laconico Tumalad, MD, FPDS
Stephen Lacson, MD, FPDS
Sharon Lim, MD, FPDS
Eugenio R. Pipo III, MD, FPDS
Mia Angela C. Verzosa, MD, FPDS

Social Media Editors

Francesca Sumilang Sy-Alvarado, MD, FPDS
Erin Jane L. Tababa-Santos, MD, DPDS

Editorial Adviser

Camille B. Angeles­, MD, FPDS

Editors Emeriti

Amelia M. Davies, MD, FPDS
Founding Editor (1992-1998)

Elizabeth Amelia V. Tianco, MD, FPDS
Founding Editor (1992-1994)

Ma. Lorna F. Frez, MD, FPDS (1995-1998)
Maria Luz G. Aquino, MD, FPDS (1999-2002)
Belen L. Dofitas, MD, FPDS (2003-2004)
Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan, MD, FPDS (2005-2006)
Ma. Lourdes Ann N. Idea, MD, FPDS (2007-2008)
Camille B. Angeles, MD, FPDS (2009-2011)
Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS (2011-2012)
Cindy Jao-Tan, MD, FPDS (2013-2014)
Charissa Mia D. Salud – Gnilo, MD, FPDS (2015-2016)
Johannes Dayrit, MD,FPDS (2017-2020)

PDS Officers & Board of Directors

The past eight decades have been a witness to the growth of dermatological research in the Philippines, which was pioneered and nurtured by the Philippine Dermatological Society. The JPDS website is a testimony to the overwhelming commitment and willingness of the present officers and board of directors to tread new ground. Through the support of the PDS executive committee, the PDS through the online journal will be able to uphold its mission to be “recognized and respected authority in dermatology and skin health in our country”.

Contact Numbers: Tel. No. (632) 73-0101 loc 2015, Fax No. (632) 727-7309
Email: secretariat@pds.org.ph

Officers

Francisco D. Rivera IV, MD
President

Noemie Salta Ramos, MD
Vice-President/Annual Convention

Roberto Antonio D. Pascual, MD
Secretary

Mary Charmaine G. Castillo, MD
Treasurer

Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, MD
Immediate Past President

Directors

Christene Pearl F. Arandia, MD

Blossom T. Chan, MD

Krisinda C. Dim-Jamora, MD

Lonabel A. Encarnacion, MD

Nancy Garcia-Tan, MD

Cecilia Roxas Rosete, MD

Arnold C. Yu, MD

Regional Chapters

Loreta Filoteo, MD, FPDS
Central Luzon Chapter President

Geraldine Ruth Cadacio, MD, FPDS
Northern Luzon Chapter President

Mariliza Javalera-Echivarre, MD, FPDS
Southern Luzon Chapter President

Marie Antoinette F. Cabahug, MD, FPDS
Southern Philippines Chapter President

What People Are Saying

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JPDS

"Never did I doubt in my heart that the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) would be beautifully successful. As the official publication of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), the JPDS is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the PDS members and the medical community. Now that the JPDS is going online, more dermatologists will benefit…around the world!

Congratulations to PDS!  To Dr. Johannes Dayrit (Editor-in-chief) and to the JPDS editorial board and staff, you worked really hard for this, and now that you finally got it, please accept my heartiest congratulations. You all made me and the PDS members so proud."

Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
First Woman President, International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Dermatology
Active Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Volunteer Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

Congratulations on this achievement!

"The JPDS to reach the level of accessibility over the internet accords great prestige and merit to our society and members. We can now lay claim that the Philippine Dermatological Society through this online journal has embedded us in academic and research infrastructure.

Congratulations on this achievement!  Together with the diligence and perseverance of the peers before them, the JPDS team led by our dashing Dr. Johann Dayrit, has solidified years of hard work to reach this pinnacle of excellence. We are now at the forefront of sharing knowledge and information, characteristics of a maturing scientific commune of dermatologists."

Ma. Purita (Peachy) Paz - Lao MD FPDS
Vice-President, Philippine Dermatological Society

Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!

"I learned dermatology in the U.S. and from teachers and mentors in other countries. So I dreamed that one day we PDS dermatologists would share real-world experiences, research done on our diverse skin types and medicines derived from our vast natural resources.

This launch provides a more immediate, accessible, and impactful way to reach a far wider audience. In this way the PDS DermAuthority can also teach, mentor and help shape dermatology better than ever before. Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!"

Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS, FAAD
Chair, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc.
Program Director, VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics

Thumbs up to the digitalization of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society!

"This will certainly make the journals more accessible and increase readership both locally and internationally. Looking forward to seeing the journal in e-print!"

Joyce Lee, MD
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Head, Dermatopathology and Laboratories Division
Head, Hair and Nail subspecialty
National Skin Centre, Singapore

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

These legendary rhymes by Robert Frost behoove the progressionist approach and perseverant hard work of Dr Johannes Dayrit (Chief Editor) and his dedicated Editorial team of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JDPS).

Following the digitalization of the journal, this 27-year-old beginning is all set to become a globally acclaimed phenomenon that shall not only widen readership and enhance citations, but will soon make JDPS as one of the most sought-after journals for aspiring authors across the world. The state-of-the-art publications by the members of the PDS in top Dermatology Journals is itself a testimony to the academic riches of our esteemed colleagues from Philippines.

I take pride in announcing that I am immediately submitting one of my favorite case reports to JDPS. My best to the entire team.

DR SIDHARTH SONTHALIA
MD, DNB, MNAMS, FISD

Congratulations to the Philippine Dermatological Society and to the editorial board and staff for the launching of JPDS online!

Dr. Flora Xiang MD, PhD
President, Asian Society of Pigment Cell Research
Vice-President, Chinese Dermatological Association

Congratulations to the Philippines Dermatological Society on the launch of the online version of its journal.

 This is an important milestone as it will allow publications in the journal to be accessible to a worldwide audience. I hope authors will avail the opportunity this provides to develop academic links with the global community.

Prof M Ramam
President, Dermatopathology Society of India; Emeritus Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

It is a great pleasure to send a congratulatory message to the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society.

I have been associated with the PDS through International Society of Dermatology and the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research.  I have visited several hospitals in the Philippines and interacted  with many Filipino dermatologists. I  am  aware  of  the  high  standard  of  dermatology  training  and increased emphasis on dermatology  research in the Philippines.  A robust, scientific dermatology journal  is  essential  for  the  progress  of  the  discipline  of  dermatology  in a country. The Journal of the PDS is serving that goal well.  The  Previous  Editors  and current Editor in Chief  have  contributed a  lot  to  uplift  the  standard of  the journal.  JPDS  has reached another  milestone in digitalizing  the  journal  and  making  it  more  easily  accessible to  the  readers.  Getting accredited by  the  Western Pacific Rim Index Medicus  is another progressive  step.

I congratulate  the Editorial Team  of  the  JPDS.  I  hope  that  the journal  will  reach new  heights in the  coming  years!

Clinical Professor Prasad Kumarasinghe, MBBS, MD, FCCP, FAMS, FACD

Consultant Dermatologist

Fiona Stanley Hospital and University of Western Australia

Perth

Australia

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JPDS

"Never did I doubt in my heart that the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) would be beautifully successful. As the official publication of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), the JPDS is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the PDS members and the medical community. Now that the JPDS is going online, more dermatologists will benefit…around the world!

Congratulations to PDS!  To Dr. Johannes Dayrit (Editor-in-chief) and to the JPDS editorial board and staff, you worked really hard for this, and now that you finally got it, please accept my heartiest congratulations. You all made me and the PDS members so proud."

Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
First Woman President, International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Dermatology
Active Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Volunteer Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

Congratulations on this achievement!

"The JPDS to reach the level of accessibility over the internet accords great prestige and merit to our society and members. We can now lay claim that the Philippine Dermatological Society through this online journal has embedded us in academic and research infrastructure.

Congratulations on this achievement!  Together with the diligence and perseverance of the peers before them, the JPDS team led by our dashing Dr. Johann Dayrit, has solidified years of hard work to reach this pinnacle of excellence. We are now at the forefront of sharing knowledge and information, characteristics of a maturing scientific commune of dermatologists."

Ma. Purita (Peachy) Paz - Lao MD FPDS
Vice-President, Philippine Dermatological Society

Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!

"I learned dermatology in the U.S. and from teachers and mentors in other countries. So I dreamed that one day we PDS dermatologists would share real-world experiences, research done on our diverse skin types and medicines derived from our vast natural resources.

This launch provides a more immediate, accessible, and impactful way to reach a far wider audience. In this way the PDS DermAuthority can also teach, mentor and help shape dermatology better than ever before. Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!"

Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS, FAAD
Chair, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc.
Program Director, VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics

Thumbs up to the digitalization of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society!

"This will certainly make the journals more accessible and increase readership both locally and internationally. Looking forward to seeing the journal in e-print!"

Joyce Lee, MD
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Head, Dermatopathology and Laboratories Division
Head, Hair and Nail subspecialty
National Skin Centre, Singapore

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

These legendary rhymes by Robert Frost behoove the progressionist approach and perseverant hard work of Dr Johannes Dayrit (Chief Editor) and his dedicated Editorial team of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JDPS).

Following the digitalization of the journal, this 27-year-old beginning is all set to become a globally acclaimed phenomenon that shall not only widen readership and enhance citations, but will soon make JDPS as one of the most sought-after journals for aspiring authors across the world. The state-of-the-art publications by the members of the PDS in top Dermatology Journals is itself a testimony to the academic riches of our esteemed colleagues from Philippines.

I take pride in announcing that I am immediately submitting one of my favorite case reports to JDPS. My best to the entire team.

DR SIDHARTH SONTHALIA
MD, DNB, MNAMS, FISD

Congratulations to the Philippine Dermatological Society and to the editorial board and staff for the launching of JPDS online!

Dr. Flora Xiang MD, PhD
President, Asian Society of Pigment Cell Research
Vice-President, Chinese Dermatological Association

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