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About Us

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.

Our Expert Team

Chairman: Jade D. Jamias, M.D.
Training Officer: Carlo John M. Manalo, M.D.

Section Heads
Cardiology - Dr. Carlo John Manalo
Pulmonology - Dr. Rommel Tipones
Infectious Diseases - Dr. Raquel Victoria Ecarma
Gastroenterology - Dr. Ira Yu
Endocrinology - Dr. Yasmin Laura Zuñiga
Hematology - Dr. Lynn Bonifacio
Neurology- Dr. Rosalia Teleg
Nephrology - Dr. Luna-Carolino
Dermatology - Dr. Cristabel Sy
Rheumatology - Dr. Adora Del Rosario-Gatlabayan
Psychiatry - Dr. Mary Agnes Busuego

Year Level I Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Bonifacio
Year Level II Coordinator: Dr. Chrystal Catli-Burog
Year Level III Coordinator: Dr. Yasmin Laura Zuñiga

Research Coordinator: Dr. Mara Teresa Panlilio
Admissions Committee Head: Dr. Lynn Bonifacio

Year 2022-2023
Chief Residents:
Noreen Ada Mangugan, MD
Bryan Leonard M. Quizon, MD

Assistant Chief Residents:
Scientific Conferences:
Marie Kathleen Uy-Huang Chih Chang, MD
Abdulraoph Deki, MD
Janina Jean Hernandez, MD
Internal Affairs and Out-patient Services:
Manuel Dayao, MD
External Affairs:
Emil Mari Folloso, MD
Emergency Room Services:
Jonni Fay Teves, MD
Safety/In-patients services:
Carl Scheidrich Ngan, MD
Documentations and Publicity:
Maria Isabela Vilela, MD

Contact Us 

Mailing Address:

Department of Internal Medicine


3rd Floor Main Building


National Kidney and Transplant Institute


East Avenue, Quezon City 1100



Email Address:

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Contact Numbers:

(632) 8981-0300, 8981-0400 local 3117


(632) 8926-8918

Business Days & Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm


Training Program 

The department operates under the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP)- accredited training program.

Specific Objectives
The Residency Training program of the Department has the following objectives:

  • To provide residency training program in Internal Medicine in accordance with training requirements of the PCP.

  • To provide comprehensive and well-rounded training and education in Internal Medicine.

  • To develop professional and skilled internist ready to pursue further NKTI nephrology fellowship training and other subspecialty practice.

  • To prepare the physician for opportunities in pursuing clinical and basic research.

  • To provide quality medical care to all the patients of NKTI.

  • To help provide competent internists and specialists to local areas where their expertise and service are needed.

 Duties and Responsibilities:
The residency training program consists of rotations through the private and service wards, subspecialty sections, academic conferences, hospital duties, assignment to the OPD, intensive care units, emergency room and other affiliated services.

Medical care and welfare of patients is their primary responsibility and takes precedence over all other responsibilities and must be properly endorsed if cannot be attended to. The Department provides medical support services for the transplant program of the institute.