President’s Christmas Message

Maria Encarnacion R. Legaspi, M.D., FPDS, FPADSFI
President, PADSFI


On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the PADSFI I would like to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

As we near the end of 2017 we look back to the year with deep reflection.

We give thanks to our almighty Lord for all the blessings we have received such as the many learning opportunities we have to better our skills in the field of Dermatologic Surgery.

We give thanks to the many physicians both officers and members who have helped mold our organization to what it is today - a dynamic pool of physicians who are zealous in learning as well as in imparting their knowledge and skills in the field of Dermatologic Surgery .

We pray that our organization - PADSFI - may be able to reach greater heights to be able to achieve excellence in the compassionate practice of Dermatologic Surgery.

God bless!

About Us

The Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation, Incorporated (PADSFI) was founded in November, 1999 by a dynamic group of dermatologic surgeons who are all active fellows of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS).

To echo the programs of the ISDS in the Philippines, the PADSFI was established in the year 2000 by a group of 7 Filipino ISDS members led by Emily Piansay-Soriano under the guidance of then ISDS President, Bill Hanke, and the blessings of ISDS Founder President Perry Robins. Since then, PADSFI has conducted Annual Workshops for its members.‚ÄĚDERMATOLOGIC SURGERY as a new subspecialty in the field of Medicine undeniably is undergoing its birth pains worldwide. The practice of dermatologic surgery by large in the Philippines as in the U.S. and the rest of the world has not yet reached the stage as a training program offered in the different training institution.

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DASIL 6th World Congress

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