DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Edgardo P. Fajardo, MD, FPCP, FPSN
Chairman

History


The medical school and the hospital started with the seeds of the fertile mind of Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Sr. He was the first president and the founder of the Far Eastern University.

With the support of Don Jose Cojuangco, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the vision was born as the Institute of Medicine in 1952. The late and most respected Dr. Lauro Panganiban worked as the first dean of the Institute. The hospital started to function for training and service in 1955. To accommodate the increasing demands for the diagnostic and therapeutic service areas, the Annex Building arose in 1957.

Since then, FEU-NRMF Hospital expanded into service and subspecialty areas geared for patient care, teaching and research.

In 1970, Far Eastern University, aware of the modern trends in medical education, through the leadership of Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Jr., university president, and upon the ratification by its stockholders, announced the conversion of the Institute of Medicine, The School of Medical Technology and the hospital into a non-stock, non-profit education foundation to become the FEU-Dr. NICANOR REYES SR. MEDICAL FOUNDATION, in honor of the founder and the first President of Far Eastern University.

In recent years, the physical plant could no longer provide space to accommodate new medical equipments, much less, room for expansion so directly needed to provide clinics for its doctors and parking space for patients and their physicians. The patient daily census was naturally affected. Renting a neighboring building and parking space which the Board tried to do was impossible in the area. The Board of Trustees on the initiative of the Chairman, Mrs. Josephine Cojuangco Reyes, decided to relocate the Medical Foundation, its school and hospital to a 15,000 sq. m. lot along a wide cemented avenue in Fairview, Quezon City where it now stand relatively free from noise and pollution, a healthy environment for education and medical care.

Transfer to the new site took several months of planning, with the new hospital opening its services on a gradual upscale. The Out Patient Department opened its services to its new community in September, 1999. The transfer to the new site was finished in October, 1999 with the hospital becoming fully operational in December, 1999 – opening its doors to a new community, and a new chapter in its history. Improvements have been implemented as a testimony to the Foundation’s desire to grow and to be better. Adequate parking space has been provided with a capacity for 250 vehicles. The medical library can now seat 400 students, and a computer room aptly called the Cyber Med houses 24 computers, further strengthening the institution’s dedication to research and information technology through cyberspace. The Diagnostic Center of the hospital bear equipment of premium quality – Gamma Camera for Nuclear Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine, LOGIQ 500 MD-Premium Digital Ultrasound, a Light Speed Computed Tomography Scan, Senographe DMR Mammography System and 2-Dimensional Echo with Doppler and Color Flow among others. Adjacent to the hospital is a 5000 sq. m. lot on which stands the Marian Medical Arts Building, owned by a group composed mostly of individuals from the alumni ranks. It houses private clinics of the medical staff and visiting physicians of the hospital, as well as a Radiation Oncology Center at its basement.

The Foundation, through this bold move, has just realized one of its dreams. But the will to be stronger and aim higher remains ablaze to realign the forces that pave way for an improved teaching and medical care facilities in keeping up with the progress of medical science, and provide better services to all its constituents.

The Department of Internal Medicine was able to host multiple post graduate courses, which aims to impart knowledge and give updates in the field of clinical practice in medicine. The last post graduate course was held last August 12 and 13 year 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila.


Previous Chairmen:
Carlomagno Micu, MD 2005 – 2009
Armando Sta. Ana, MD 2004 – 2005
Fernando G. Ayuyao, MD 2001 – 2004
Trinidad E. Madrigal, MD 1995 – 2001
Helen C. Ong, MD 1986 – 1995
Romeo J. Garcia, MD 1978 – 1986
Antonio J.M. Sison, MD May – August 1978
Antonio A. Lozano, MD 1975 – 1978
Jose R. Cruz, MD 1957 – 1975
Perpetuo D. Gutierrez, MD 1953 – 1957

Faculty


Hiyasmin Alejandro, MD
Maellen Grace Alferos, MD
Grace Ang-De Guzman, MD
Marco P. Antolin, MD
Fernando Ayuyao, MD
Rosario Baes, MD
Rommel Bayot, MD
Robert Barja, MD
Roy Caballero, MD
Ginger Alden Cabasan, MD
Myla Castillo, MD
Lirio Cham, MD
Cynthia Chua-Ho, MD
Vic Fileto Chua, MD
Mary Clare Carmelle F. Coronel, MD
Jessica P. Catalan, MD
Corazon Angela M. Cuadro, MD
Melissa R. Cundangan, MD
Lolita Cua, MD
Val Custodio, MD
Eleazar P. Daet, MD
Greg David Dayrit, MD
Raquel Dela Cerna, MD
Diane De Castro, MD
William Del Poso, MD
Editha Dizon, MD
Pio Esguerra, MD
Nemma Evangelista, MD
Ryan Evangelista, MD
Edagardo Fajardo, MD
Marian Galdones-Velasco, MD
Hector Ramon B. Herradura, MD
Felicitas Ilagan, MD
Joyce Jumangit, MD
Virgilio Lo, MD
Paul Lucas, MD
Josephine Manalo, MD
Normita Manapat, MD
Ruben Manapat, MD
Christie Mendoza-Reyes, MD
Ross Mendoza, MD
Joselito Mora, MD
Ramon Mora, MD
Carlomagno Micu, MD
Julie Pabico, MD
Rhandy Panganiban, MD
Melina Pineda, MD
Ramon Pineda, MD
Marjorie, Ramos, MD
Mark Jeremy Ramos, MD
Ma. Regina Victoria Reyes, MD
Warren Rondilla, MD
Paul Salandanan, MD
Melissa Sandejas, MD
Beng Sy Sioc, MD
Armando Sta. Ana, MD
Fernando Sta. Maria, MD
Asuncion Tan, MD
Cho-Chiong Tan, MD
Enrico Tuy, MD
Samuel Uy, MD
Efren Vicaldo, MD
Arnold Vitug, MD
Delia Yang, MD
Maricar Yumul, MD

Programs


SUBJECTS
Introduction to Physical Diagnosis A and B First Year
Psychobiology First Year
Physical Diagnosis A and B Second Year
Dermatology Second Year
Internal Medicine A and B Second Year
Psychiatry Third Year
Rehabilitation Medicine Third Year
Neurology Third Year
Medical Jurisprudence Third Year
Legal Medicine Third Year

RESIDENCY TRAINING

Achievements


Application Requirements


Announcements


The Department of Internal Medicine is involved in several medical mission conducted in FEU-NRMF Medical Center’s surrounding communities.

In-service exam of Medical Residents (2nd and 3rd levels) is held annually on the 2nd week of October

Calendar


In-service Exam (RITE)October 2015
Post – Graduate Course2016
  • History
  • Faculty
  • Programs
  • Achievements
  • Application Requirements
  • Announcements
  • Calendar