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Arnold S. Angeles, MD, FPCS

Career Objective

 Dr. Arnold Angeles finished his formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UERMMMCi, Quezon City, Philippines and is one among the few who has a true double board certification for General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. His training includes the working knowledge of the basic medical - surgical sciences and subspecialty subjects. He maintains his teaching position in UERM university hospital because he believes that contributing knowledge and skills to medical students are priceless.

"Knowing what to do" and "doing what you know" are two different kinds of skills. Both of these skills take more than a couple of years, not months to sharpen. These training experiences come in with an important conjuncture: Performing the skills from what you’ve learned correctly and safely. We don't only learn from one aspect of an experience, we learn from different experiences, creating an onion of feats with the intertwining of knowledge and skills in one bulb...this bulb grows thick and it is where you get your money's worth and the result that you've always wanted.

Plastic surgery is an art that embraces the harmony of knowledge, skill and interpretation. Dr. Arnold Angeles combines new and traditional alternatives in his practice, giving you what you want and how you want it. These services are catered to the individual, delivering impressive results.

Work Experience

  • Chief Resident in General Surgery: UERMMMC. 1998 2000
  • Councilor, San Juan Medical Society. 2001 2002
  • Auditor, San Juan Medical Society 2002 2005
  • Consultant in Microsoft Access Database. APTEC Computer Informatics, STRATA II BLDG. 2001 2003.
  • Secretary, Tumor Board Registry & Tumor Board Committee, UERMMMC. 2001 2005.
  • Associate Professor in General Surgery, UERMMMC. 2001 2005
  • Service Consultant in General Surgery, UERMMMC, 2001 2004
  • Service Consultant in General Surgery 1 (Head & Neck, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast, Skin & Soft Tissue Surgery, UERMMMC, 2004 2005.
  • Module design coordinator for Emergency & Trauma Module, UERMMMC, 2004.
  • Assistant module coordinator for Multiple Trauma Module, UERMMMC, 2005.
  • Patient-Doctor III coordinator in Surgery, UERMMMC, 2003 2005.
  • Third Year Medical Student Coordinator, UERMMMC, 2009 - present
  • Member, Critical Care Unit Committee, UERMMMC, 2002 2004.
  • Member, Medical Informatics, Philippine College of Surgeons. 2002 2005
  • Member, External Affairs, Philippine College of Surgeons. 2002 2005.
  • Member, Committee on Surgical Education, Philippine College of Surgeons Metro Manila Chapter, 2004 2005.
  • Chairman, PCS Website Committee, 2005
  • Member, PCS Website Committee, 2010 - present
  • Member, Continuing Surgical Education (CSE) unit, PCS-Metro Manila Chapter, 2005
  • Member, Web Internet Technology Committee, PAPRAS, 2009-present.
  • Officer, Residency Training Program, PCS Metro Manila Chapter 2010 - present
  • Board Director (Secretary), Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons - 2013 - present

Educational Qualifications

Elementary Education

Saint Louis School of Campo Filipino, Naguilian Rd., Baguio City, Philippines

1974 1980

High School Education

University of the Philippines, Baguio High School, Philippines

1980 1984.

College Education

Behavioral Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila

1984 1989

Medical Education

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. 1990 1994

Medical Training

Rotating Internship

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center


Residency Training in General Surgery

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

1996 2000

Fellowship Training in Plastic and Recon Surgery (PAPRAS)

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (Consortium 1) 2006 - 2009

a)      UERM Hospital

b)      Veterans Memorial Medical Center

c)      Makati Medical Center

d)     Rizal Medical Center

e)      East Avenue Medical Center




  • Accuracy of single pass aspiration cytology (SPAC) for nodular thyroid disease. Phil Jour Surg Spec, 1996.

  • Resting visual analog scale scoring versus pain interference scoring in the Assessment of Postoperative Pain: A Prospective Cohort Study. Phil Jour Surg Spec, 2001.

Researches completed



  • The prognostic significance of location of the primary tumor in operable breast cancer. 1997

  • Preliminary report on prognostic significance of radiotherapy in post-menopausal patients with hormonal sensitive breast tumors. 1998

  • Clinical experience with the use of single one-dimensional visual analog score and the pain intensity-activity score in postoperative pain assessment. 1999.

  • Resting visual analog scale scoring versus pain interference scoring in the assessment of postoperative pain a prospective cohort study. 2000.

  • Systematic Review of Skin Graft take with Vacuum Assisted Closure and Standard Bolster Dressing. 2006

  • Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Cosmetic Outcome of Microbotox vs Placebo. 2007

  • Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Cosmetic Scar Result between Surgical Excision vs Shave biopsy. 2008

Membership in Professional Organizations

1.    Diplomate in General Surgery, Philippine Board of  Surgery

2.    Diplomate in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Phililppine Board of Plastic Surgery

3.    Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons

4.    Fellow, Philippine Society of General Surgeons

5.    Fellow, Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Inc. (PAPRAS, Inc)

6.    Member, Philippine Medical Association (San Juan Medical Society)

7.    Member, Committee on Medical Informatics, Philippine College of Surgeons

8.    Member, Committee on Continuing Surgical Education, Philippine College of Surgeons

9.    Officer, Residency Training Officer, PCS Metro Manila Chapter

10.  Board Officer (Secretary), Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Inc. (PAPRAS, Inc)

Interactive Seminars and Lectures attended:

Fundamentals in Facial Aging

         Facial contouring change related to Asian aging face by Xiongzheng MU (HK)

         Periorbital aging: understanding concepts by Milind Naik

Surgical Approach through upper facelift

         Around the upper face lift: minimal or maximal procedures by Bernanrd Cornette de St Cyr

         Endoscopic forehead lift: Asian Particularities by Jung WU

Short Scar in Facelifting

         Which scar for which patient by Nimrod Friedman

         Short scars? Inside or outside? By Thierry Besins

Fat enhancement & Fat Harvesting

         Facial lipofilling with the centrifugation technique by Gilbert Zakine

         Fat harvesting techniques for longer fat graft survival by Armand Halabi

         Fat harvesting on breast augmentation with adipose-derived regenerative cell-enriched fat graft by Tatsuro Kamkura

Breast Augmentation

         Breast Augmentation: the cultural and age factors by Nimrod Friedman

         Endoscopic Breast Augmentation by Chih Cheng Hung

         Criteria besides volume in breast augmentation by Neeta Patel

New Trends in Facial Rejuvenation

         The role of anti-oxidants in anti-aging skin care by Kimberly Cheng

         New indications for fractional resurfacing by Robert Weiss

New Trends and Complications in Fillers

         New Techniques & devices by Benjamin Ascher

New Trends in Cellulite & Body Shaping

         Endolasers vs IR, RF and rollers by Benjamin Ascher

         Cryolipolysis: the first commercial experience by Henry Chan

Asian Eyelid & Eyebrow Treatment

         Mini-incision upper blepharoplasty for the creation of a double eyelid by Gordon Ma

         Upper blepharoplasty with ptosis correction by Dae Hwan Park

Asian Lower Blepharoplasty

         Blepharoplasty: an oculoplastic surgeon’s perpective by Milind Naik

         Asian lower blepharoplasty. How to prevent complications by Kin Hung Kwan

Asian Rhinoplasty

         Rhinoplasty in Asian Nose by Cheng Jen Chang

Lip Reshaping

         Artistic lip sculpting by Bob Khanna

         Lip augmentation: which fillers to choose and which not by Berthold Rzany

Facial Contouring

         Facial fat transplant by Apirag Chuangsuwanich

Breast Augmentation

         Secondary breast augmentation by Jin Seok Park

         Augmentation mastopexy: several techniques by Gilbert Zakine

         Treatment of severe breast deformity by Christiane Ermisch


         Abdomoinal flap safety maximization by Umar Khan

         Unusual technique of umbilical plasty by Armand Halabi

Assisted Liposuction

         Mega liposuction by Lakshyajit Dhami


         Hair and eyebrow transplantation by Daniel Lee