The department of Ophthalmology traces its origin back in 1953 when it was known then as Department of EENT. The first chairman of the Department was Dr. Carlos L. Sevilla. He was ably supported by Drs. Ramon Ongsiako, Noe Legasto, Jose Chan, Leonida Monfero, Neva Arribas, Jose Valenzuela, augusto Ongsiako. Dr. Jesus Tamesis Sr. later became the next chairman and has served the department for 18 years. During that time, Dr. Tamesis organized MARIA (Medical aid to Rural Indigent Areas) to help the less fortunate. It was also at this time that Dr. Tamesis became the President of WMA (World Medical Association).

In 1982, Dr. Jesus Tamesis Sr. passed the chairmanship to Dr. Jose Velez who was the first Senior Resident in the Department of EENT during the time of Dr. Carlos Sevilla. In 1988, to keep in tune with the time, the staff decided to separate the Department into separate specialty of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Velez stayed as chairman of Ophthalmology while Dr. Tomas Carvajal served as chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

An important milestone in the Department is the establishment of the Eye Center by the consultant staff to provide an utmost care to the visual needs of the populace around the vicinity of the hospital and augment the facilities necessary for residency training.

Previous Chairmen
Pablo L. Rivadillo, MD 2008-2013
Constantino S. Santos, MD 2004-2007
Azora B. Capuchino, MD 1999-2004
Jose M. Marin, MD 1990-1997
Jose M.A. Velez, MD 1982-1988
Jesus V. Tamesis, MD 1964-1982
Carlos I. Sevilla, MD 1953-1963


Name of Faculty Designation/Position Remarks
Antonio M. Sia, Jr., MD Chairman, ENT-HNS Department
Assistant Prof A
Assistant Chair for Teaching
Coordinator: Junior Intern and PGI
Member: Mortality/Morbidity
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Mamerto G. Almelor, Jr., MD Assistant Prof. C Fellow, PSO-HNS
Cecile C. Capinpin, MD Assistant Prof. C
Member: Research Committee
Section Chief: Rhinopharyngology
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Jose Roberto V. Claridad, MD Assistant Prof. D
Section Chief: Head and Neck Tumor
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Danilo D. Deveza Jr., MD Assistant Prof. D
Member: Customer Service
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Bernardo D. Dimacali, MD Associate Prof. C
Member: Faculty Club
Member: Tumor Board
Member: Board Review
Fellow, PSO-HNS, Clinical Audiology, UP-Manila 2003
Robert R. Dy, MD Assistant Prof. D
Training Officer
Coordinator: Third Year Medicine
Member: Blood Transfusion
Member: Hospital Ethics
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Rebecca R. Feliciano, MD Assistant Prof. C
Section Chief: Laryngology
Member: Faculty Evaluation and Promotion
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Dominador Enrique E. Gomez, MD Instructor A Fellow, PSO-HNS
Mary Rose Adeline M. Guinto, MD Assistant Prof. D
Member: Therapeutics
Member: TB Dots
Fellow, PSO-HNS
Mary Jane S. Mallillin, MD Assistant Prof. D
Member: Infectious
Member: Manual Review
Member: Health Professions Education Unit
Arnelle Y. Quiambao, MD Clinical Professor Fellow, PSO-HNS
Cesar V. Villafuerte, Jr., MD Associate Prof. A
Section Chief: Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery
Member: Faculty Ethics
Fellow, PSO-HNS, Masters in Hospital
Administration UP-Manila 2000-2002
Nathaniel W. Yang, MD Assistant Prof. B
Section Chief: Otology/Neurotology
Fellow, PSO-HNS


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (3rd Year Medical Students)
This course is designed to introduce third year medical students to the specialty of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery through understanding the basic pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. It also includes basic concepts in maxillofacial trauma and facial reconstructive surgery.

Junior Internship Rotation (4th Year Medical Students)
The rotation will provide fourth-year medical students with a comprehensive exposure to the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This includes advanced opportunities to obtain experience in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat in an inpatient and out-patient setting, as well as, contact with various patient populations with acute and chronic head and neck pathologies. This rotation is designed for students who may be evaluating the specialty for a potential career, or who are entering specialties with exposure to large number of patients with diseases of the ear, nose and throat such as pediatrics, family practice, and internal medicine.

Postgraduate Internship Training Program
The program is intended to assist in the development of a well-rounded general practitioner qualified to diagnose and manage simple otolaryngologic diseases as well as head and neck tumors, and to be able to decide which cases require further evaluation by a specialist.

Residency Training Program
The four year residency program of the department is fully accredited by the Philippine Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (PBO-HNS). The General Objective is to train physicians to function independently as competent consultant otolaryngologists by ensuring the trainees develop clinical competence and detailed knowledge of the scientific rationale for the medical and surgical management of otolaryngologic conditions. All diagnostic and surgical procedures commonly performed in otolaryngology, specifically to include competence in: general otolaryngology , otology/neuro-otology, rhinology, laryngology, endoscopy, head and neck surgery and reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, cervicofacial cosmetic surgery.


Application Requirements


Application for residency starts every July.

The candidate must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. He must be a graduate of an approved College of Medicine in the Philippines, and duly licensed to practice medicine in the country.
  2. He must express his intention to practice in the Philippines.
  3. He must be physically and emotionally healthy, mature, responsible, and honest.
  4. He must show a keen interest in the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  5. He must express his willingness to complete the four-year residency-training program.
  6. He must pass the interview and if need be, the entrance examination given by the Training Committee of the Department.


- Application for residency starts every July
- In-service exam – November 2015


Annual Convention.

November 30 - December 02, 2015

#Head&Neck Be Connected Otolaryngology in the Age of Information Technology, Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, Pasay City

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