The Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc., is the first orthopedic private practice group in the country, patterned after group practices in the U.S.


The Institute has achieved a milestone in providing quality orthopedic care. Established in 1987, the Institute provides treatment and services to patients of all ages and from all backgrounds: from expatriates to professional athletes, from industrial health care plans to the charity patients of the Makati Health Program.




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Dr. David M. Cabatan Jr.

Dr. David M. Cabatan Jr.

Joined Staff: December 1988

Subspecialty: Microlumbar Discectomy / Adult Spinal Problems / Orthopaedic Trauma

College: University of the Philippines, 1975

Med School: University of the Philippines, College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, 1980

Residency: Philippine Orthopaedic Center, Philippines, 1987

Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1988

Licensure: Diplomate, Philippine Board of Orthopaedics, 1989 Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons, 2000 Fellow, Philippine Orthopaedic Association, 1990

Current Hospital Affiliations:

• Director, Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc., Makati, Philippines • Associate Active Staff, Department of Orthopaedics, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines • Chief, Section of Orthopedics and Active Consultant, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines • Visiting Staff, Asian Hospital Medical Center, Philippines

Teaching Positions:

• Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Makati Medical Center, Makati Philippines • Guest Lecturer: UP Manila College of Allied Medical Professions, Manila Philippines, 1994 to present • Instructor and Lecturer (Orthopaedics), Far Eastern University College of Medicine, Manila Philippines, 1983 – 1987 • Clinical Preceptor (Orthopaedics), University of the East College of Medicine, Quezon City Philippines, 1983-1985

Orthopaedic Societies:

• Founding Member, Philippine Spine Society • Founding Member, Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine • Founding Member, Philippine Hip and Knee Society • International Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • President, Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1999 – 2000 • Member, Philippine Medical Association


• Author, “Results and Complications of Microlumbar Discectomy. A Medium Term Follow-up.”, Philippine Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, 1997 • Author, “Results of Microlumbar Discectomy”, Read in the Asean Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, 1993 • Co-author, “Traumatic Dislocations of the Knee”, Fracture and Dislocations, 1993 • Co-author, “Sciatic Nerve Palsy After Leg-Lengthening in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty”, Paper read at The 24th Annual Orthopaedic and Trauma Seminar, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1988

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Our in-house Physical Therapy Department has licensed therapists who work closely with our physicians to develop individualized, rehabilitation programs. Our staff are experienced in handling various orthopedic and sports related conditions. They manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, as well as post-operative rehabilitation.



POI Foundation

The Philippine Orthopedic Institute (POI) Foundation, Inc. is an organization that is devoted to the advancement of the science of Orthopaedics in the Philippines. The Foundation was established in 1995 as a non-stock and non-profit body with a board comprised of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The Foundation’s missions are to upgrade the practice of orthopaedics, promote quality research, provide the condition for excellent orthopaedic training, and support activities directed towards new innovations in orthopaedics.



The same POI quality and care may now be experienced in the heart of Quezon City.


The Loyola International Multispecialty Clinic, a sister company of POI, is located at:


2nd Floor Elizabeth Hall Bldg

Katipunan Ave., Quezon City, Philippines


Or you may call 433-5462 / 435-5462 or mobile +63917-8335642


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