Evangeline Handog

Dr. Evangeline B. Handog, FPDS, FPADSFI


Active Consultant, Department of Dermatology
Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Metro Manila – Philippines

Dr. Evangeline B. Handog obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Bene Meritus. After her residency in the field of Dermatology at the Dermatology Research and Training Center under the Department of Health, she went to the Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand as a Colombo scholar under Prof. Renoo Kontrajaras. She was also a Monbusho scholar to Japan as a Dermatology Researcher at Nagasaki University School of Medicine under the tutelage of Prof. Hikotaro Yoshida. She received the Women’s Dermatology Society Career Enhancement scholarship to learn lasers in Sydney under Dr. Jim Walters.

She is now the immediate past chair of the Department of Dermatology of Asian Hospital and Medical Center and is a well-loved volunteer consultant at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine as well, heading its Cosmetic Dermatology Unit. Her area of interest are Pigmentary Disorders, Cosmetic Dermatology, Acne, and Anti-aging.

Dr. Handog has been elected in Delhi as the first woman President of the International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017). She has actively served numerous local and international societies in various capacities. She has received several awards including the International Pioneer Award for Distinguished Women in Dermatology given at the World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, 2011. Most recent is the AAD Presidential Citation Award given in February, 2018 during the Annual Convention in San Diego, USA.

She has delivered more than a hundred international lectures, including plenaries, and countless local lectures, authored 15 book chapters in various international books, published several journal articles and edited “Melasma and Brown Skin” which was published last year. Her topics of interest include: pigmentary disorders, cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging and acne.