About the Doctor

ABOUT YOUR PHILIPPINE COSMETIC SURGEON

Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona
Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona

Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona is a board certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon born in Quezon City and raised in the university town of Laguna. He spent his secondary and collegiate years in the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. Since realizing his inclination in the biological sciences, he graduated with a degree of B.S. Biology, major in Cell Biology in 1990.

He then pursued his medical education at the DeLa Salle University College of Medicine and obtained the degree in 1994.

After a year of postgraduate internship at the Makati Medical Center and passing the August 1994 medical board exams, he decided to further train for 5 years in the specialty of General Surgery at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. And immediately after completion of training, he decided to further subspecialize with another 3 years in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery under the Consortium I program (consisting of UERMMMC, Makati Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Rizal Medical Center).

He passed and topped the written examination and later successfully completed the oral examination given by the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery, the only organization that looks over fellowship and resident training and ultimately officially certifies plastic surgeons.

At present Dr. Magallona is a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) and Fellow of Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS), the only organization recognized by the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) to safely and competently practice such specialty.

Dr. Magallona believes that a good plastic surgeon is one who is always dedicated to improving the quality of life of their patients, either by restoring and improving bodily function or correcting facial and bodily features not pleasing to his patients.

Recently he was granted membership in the Oriental society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (OSAPS)

EDUCATION

Physician Licensure Board Exam (August 1994) – PASSED

Plastic Surgery Board Exam Part I. Written (February 11, 2005) – PASSED (ranked no.1) Part II. Oral – PASSED

  • 2003 January 01 – 2005 December 31
    Fellowship in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery under Consortium I Training Program
    (University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Rizal Medical Center)
    Additional rotations in East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City General Hospital and Mandaluyong Medical Center 
  • 1998 January 01 – 2002 December 31
    Residency in General Surgery
    University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
    Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City 
  • 1994 – 1995
    Postgraduate Internship
    Makati Medical Center
    Amorsolo St., Makati City 
  • 1990 – 1994
    Doctor of Medicine
    Dela Salle University Medical Center
    Dasmarinas, Cavite 
  • 1985 – 1990
    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Major in Cell Biology
    University of the Philippines Los Baňos 
  • 1981 – 1985
    Secondary
    University of the Philippines Rural High School
    Los Banos, Laguna 
  • 1975 – 1981
    Elementary
    Maquiling School Inc.
    Los Banos, Laguna

AFFILIATIONS / PAST ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION

Member, The Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surery (OSAPS)

Member, Philippine College of Surgeons

Member, Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Member, Philippine Medical Association

Member, Quezon City Medical Society

Member, U.P.Alumni Association

Member, De La Salle Medical Alumni Association

Member, University of the East Surgical Alumni Association

Almunus, U.P. Beta Kappa Fraternity

Almunus, UPLB Life Sciences Society (Philobioscientia)

Member, The Philippine Society for Burn Injuries Inc.

Active Volunteer, Operation Smile International

Active Volunteer, Philippine Band of Mercy

 

RESEARCH PAPER/LECTURES/CONVENTION

(presented in annual UERMMMC Surgical forum)

1. Correlation of Tumor Size and Axillary Node Metastasis in Infiltrating Ductal Breast Carcinoma Magallona, E.P.V. August 1998

2. Reduction of Surgically Induced Peritoneal Adhesions Using Methylene Blue: An Experimental Study in Rabbits Magallona, E.P.V. and Ampil, I.D.II August 1999 

– also presented at the Annual PCS Convention, Free Papers Session

3. Rediscovering the Brachiobasilic Fistula as a Reliable Angioaccess in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Magallona, E.P.V. and Montemayor, P.J. August 2000 

Third prize 
– Also presented at the Annual PCS Convention, Free Papers Session 
– Also entered in Cathay Pharmaceutical Poster Contest, Annual PCS Convention

4. Predictors of the Risk of Amputation in Patients with Diabetic Foot- A 2- phase Study Magallona , E.P.V. and Ampil, I.D. II November 2001

5. Use of Methylene Blue as an Accurate Guide for Escharectomy in Deep Thickness Burns- An Experimental Study in Rabbits Magallona, E.P.V. and Ampil, I.D.II November 2002 

-Third prize
– Second Prize (presented at Annual Plastic Surgery Research Forum, September 2003 
– Finalist 11th PCS-UNILAB National Residents Research Paper Contest November 29, 2003 
– Most Outstanding Research Award for Surgery (Resident Category) UERMMMC 6th Annual Research Forum December 18, 2003 
– Also presented at Free Papers Session of 12th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Edsa Shangrila Manila February 03, 2004 
– Also presented at Free Papers Session of the 15th Joint Congress of the Asia Pacific Federation of the International College of Surgeons Manila Hotel ,February 21, 2004 
– Published in UERMMMC Journal of Health Sciences Vol 6 No 3 October- December 2004 
– Published in Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties October-December 2004

6. Comparison Between Standard Silver Sulfadiazine Cream and Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Extract Cream on Wound Healing in Superficial Partial Thickness Burns – A Pilot Study in Rabbits Magallona, E.P.V, Joaquino, J, Caparas, L. November 2003

– Second Prize

7. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing a Standard Topical Anesthetic Agent, EMLA Cream (Lidocaine,Prilocaine) Combined with Thermal Heat Exposure Versus Plain EMLA Cream in Shortening Onset of Analgesia Magallona, E.P.V, Joaquino, J, Caparas, L. November 20, 2004 

-Third Prize

8. A Randomized, Single Blind, Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Ice and a Standard Topical Anesthetic Agent, EMLA Cream (Lidocaine, Prilocaine) in Preventing the Pain of Electrocautery of Facial Cutaneous Warts Magallona, E.P.V, Joaquino, J, Caparas, L. December 2005

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