The Department of Orthopedics, with its twenty-three (23) years of outstanding service, is dedicated to relieving pain, improving function, and restoring quality of life for individuals who suffer from musculoskeletal injuries or diseases.
The Department provides state-of-the-art clinical and surgical orthopedic patient-centered care with continuous education and development of better treatments through research and innovation.
The Department has a very diverse consultant staff with specialized training in foot and ankle surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, joint reconstructive surgery, orthopedic oncology, orthopedic trauma and fractures, pediatric orthopedics, spine surgery, and sports medicine.
The Department also offers the most advanced and appropriate non-surgical and surgical treatment for all musculoskeletal problems.
Orthopedic Residency Program
The residency program, which is consistently accredited and presently recognized by the Philippine Board of Orthopedics (PBO), offers excellent education, training, and research. Sub-specialty exposure during the residency includes rotations in Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma, Orthopedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine, and Sports Medicine, Total Joints and Reconstruction.
To augment the case load and exposure, the program has outside rotations in partner hospitals which include the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Pediatric Orthopedics) and Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) (Trauma).
The Department of Orthopedics has proven to be an established national and international leader in providing outstanding patient care, medical education, clinical experience, and musculoskeletal research. This reputation would not be possible without the complement of its equally excellent faculty members, committed residency students, and methods and procedures in state-of-the-art facilities.
Antonio A. Rivera, MD
Section Head of Adult Orthopedics:
Norberto A. Meriales, MD
Section Head of Hand Surgery:
Ida S. Tacata, MD
Section Head of Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Orson V. Odulio, MD
Section Head of Pediatric Orthopedics:
Vicente R. Gomez, MD
Section Head of Spine:
Jose S. Paiso, MD
Section Head of Trauma:
Manual L. Kanapi, MD