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Department of Internal Medicine

The standing goals of the Department of Internal Medicine remain to be in line with those of our Institute and the Philippine College of Physicians. It aims to pursue excellence in developing and establishing the highest level of service, training and research. In accordance with the institute’s objective of providing specialized medical service, the department continually strives to strengthen the different subspecialties through the implementation of specialty-development programs, that are directed at establishing a core staff for each section.

The department provided the services of specialty sections including Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Neurology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Allergology, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. The Internal Medicine staff also delivered medical support to other departments through the interdepartmental consultation requests or referrals received.

Milestone of the Department:

The department of Internal Medicine of NKTI was organized last 1987 under NKTI Director Dr. Filoteo Alano and the chairmanship of Dr. Benigno Agbayani. From a handful of active consultant staff and an initial of 2 residents in 1987 it has grown to more than 30 active consultant staff and have trained 78 residents in internal medicine as of 2009. Most of the graduates pursued subspecialty training in various fields of Internal Medicine and others sought further training in the United States and Australia. The department adheres to its primary vision of becoming a globally recognized department in internal medicine training, research and medical care. This department vision is in full support of the NKTI vision and mission of becoming a lead tertiary hospital in renal disease and transplantations. In the succeeding years, the department continues to evolve and improve its training program through innovations in the approach and method of training. With the dedication of its staff and the resiliency, diligence and perseverance of its trainee, and under the department culture of teamwork, we know we will succeed.

Vision and Mission of the Department

The Mission and Vision of the department fully supports the Mission and Vision of the NKTI,
that is, becoming the lead tertiary center for renal diseases and organ transplantation.


A globally recognized department in Internal Medicine
training, research and medical care

Excellent internal medicine training supporting programs of
organ transplantation and renal diseases


To support the vision, mission and goals of the
National Kidney and Transplant Institute

To ensure quality patient care through the pursuit
of global excellence in training, research, and healthcare.

To uplift medical care by developing
competent internists with integrity,
compassion, and wisdom.