Starting her Dermatology practice in 2005, Dr. Krisinda Dim-Jamora has treated thousands of aesthetic and serious dermatology cases. She is a Philippine board certified dermatologist, a proud member of the Philippine Dermatological Society and the only Philippine member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. With the highest cure rate in skin cancer treatment, she is a one-year fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon and has treated over 2,000 skin cancer cases using Mohs surgery. She performs 95% of the reconstruction cases and in 5% of complex cases are coordinated with other subspecialties such as ophthalmology, ENT and plastic surgery.
Her private practice is in two tertiary care centers: Makati Medical Center and The Medical City Ortigas. She currently heads both the Aesthetic Center and Skin Cancer Unit of the Medical City Ortigas.
Through meticulous care of patients, she has maintained a 99% cure rate of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma in situ, dermatofibrosarcoma, sebaceous carcinoma, microcystic adnexal carcinoma and Merkel Cell Carcinoma in the Phiippines. She is one of the few dermatologists treating melanoma in the country.
Dr. Dim-Jamora is also faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila School of Medicine and Public Health- where she teaches medical students regarding skin cancer detection and management. She actively trains dermatology residents at the Makati Medical Center and Skin & Cancer Foundation.
Currently a board member of the Philippine Dermatological Society (2015 to present), she also heads the Dermatologic Surgery Subspecialty Core Group of the Philippine Dermatological Society.
Dr. Dim-Jamora graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She finished her medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine as a full scholar of the Commision on Higher Education and U.P. Alumnae Class of 1967.
Dr. Dim-Jamora underwent Dermatology Residency training at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, one of the ten academic institutions accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society. She was Chief resident during her final year in residency. During her Chief resident year, she did a preceptorship with Dr. Mitchel Goldman in La Jolla, California and Dr. Neil Sadick in Manhattan, New York under the auspices of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Dim-Jamora was number 9 in the Philippine Board of Dermatology. As an ECFMG-certified physician, she successfully completed the United States Medical Licensure Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3. She finished a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Dim-Jamora also served as surgical dermatology fellow at the Parkland Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital at Dallas.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals internationally and abroad.
What is the American College of Mohs Surgery?
The American College of Mohs Surgery is the most prestigious group of Mohs surgeons in the world. Only those who have completed an ACGME one-year fellowship are admitted to the College. For more information, you may click on American College of Mohs Surgery Surgeon Finder.
The following is the criteria to be a member of the College
A. finished US Medical Licensure Exam Steps 1, 2 & 3
B. obtained a US Medical License to have hands-on treatment US patients for her fellowship
C. completed a minimum one year ACGME Mohs micrographic surgery & procedural dermatology fellowship
You may know that the physician treating you is not completely trained if: 1. he/she does not perform the histopathologic reading of the the specimens and/or 2. he/she does not perform the repair of your defect.
Pseudo-Mohs surgeons are often those who trained by "observing only", not doing the actual surgery and trained for only one to six months- which is inadequate for training by ACGME/Mohs College standards.
Be vigilant. Research because that person will be cutting into your skin.
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