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. Michael L. Tee

Dr. Michael L. Tee

Joined Staff: July 2005

Subspecialty: Rheumatology

College: University of the Philippines,College of Medicine, 1993

Med School: University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1998

Residency: University of the Philippines,Manila-Philippine General Hospital, 2001

Fellowship: Department of Medicine, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Licensure: Philippines, 1998

Current Hospital Affiliations:

• Visiting Staff, Asian Hospital and Medical Center • Visiting Staff, Medical Center Manila

Orthopaedic Societies:

• Member, Philippine Rheumatology Association • Member, Philippine College of Physicians • Member, UP Medical Alumni Society • Member, Philippine Medical Association


• “Polymicrobial Purulent Pericarditis Presenting as Cardiac Tamponade in SLE.” 1st Place , Resident’s Research Forum, 2003; 3rd place, Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Forum, 2003. • “Distribution of Ocular Manifestations in SLE.” 3rd place, Philippine Academy of Opthalmology Research Forum, 2003. • “Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies against Philippine Strains of Acanthamoeba spp.” Best Thesis in Cell Biology, UP Institute of Biology, Diliman, 1993. • “The Effect of Artemesia vulgaris (Damong Maria) extracts on ICR mice infected with Plasmodium berghei.” 2nd Best Research Work in Pharmacodynamics, 1995; 3rd place, 5th Committee on Research Implementation and Development Student Research Forum, 1994. • “Comparative efficacy of prior sensitization with whole egg or homogenized adult worm on the treatment of Schistosoma infestation with 300 mg/kg dose of Praziquantel in Mus musculus.” 2nd prize UPMASA New Jersey-New York Chapter Research Grants and Awards in Physiology, 1994.

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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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