Dr. Evangeline Handog obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Bene Meritus. After her residency 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; a Monbusho scholar at Nagasaki University School of Medicine and recipient of the Women’s Dermatology Society Career Enhancement scholarship in Sydney as well.
She served as chair of the Department of Dermatology of Asian Hospital and Medical Center (2008-2017) and is volunteer consultant at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Handog is the first woman President of the International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017), having served as Secretary General prior. She received several awards including the International Pioneer Award for Distinguished Women in Dermatology and the prestigious Maria Duran Medal given by the International Society of Dermatology. Recently is the AAD Presidential Citation.
She has delivered more than a hundred and fifty international and local lectures, authored 15 book chapters in international books, published several journal articles and edited the book “Melasma and Vitiligo in Brown Skin”. Her topics of interest include: pigmentary disorders, cosmetic dermatology, anti-ageing and acne.