Dr. Mara is not only a board-certified dermatologist but also an internationally certified dermatopatholologist. Dermatopathology is the study of skin disease at a microscopic and molecular level.
Dr. Mara obtained her fellowship in dermatopathology from the University of California San Francisco and passed the examination for International Certification for Dermatopathology in Frankfurt, Germany.
As one of the members of the Dermatopathology Society of the Philippines, Dr. Mara was the Program Director and one of the lecturers for the 2018 Philippine Dermatological Society Dermatopathology Review Course and Self-Assessment. It was a successful course attended by more than a hundred dermatology residents to prepare them for the board examination and clinical practice.