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. Liberato Antonio C. Leagogo, Jr.

Dr. Liberato Antonio C. Leagogo, Jr.

Joined Staff: Founding Member

Subspecialty: Total Joint Replacement / Traumatology

College: University of the Philippines, 1975

Med School: College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, 1979

Residency: Department of Orthopaedics, UP-PGH Medical Center, 1985

Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1985-1986

Licensure: Medical Board Examination, Philippines, 1980 Fellow in Orthopaedics, Philippine Orthopaedic Association, 1988

Current Hospital Affiliations:

• Treasurer, Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc., Makati Philippines • Executive Director, Philippine Orthopedic Institute Foundation, Inc., Makati Philippines • Active Associate, Department of Orthopaedics, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines • Active Staff, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan, Philippines • Active Staff, UP-PGH Medical Center, Manila, Philippines • Active Staff, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Muntinlupa, Philippines • Active Staff, Medical City, Pasig, Philippines

Teaching Positions:

• Executive Officer, Department of Orthopaedics, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines • Associate Professor VI., Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines • Chief, Section of Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics, University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital Medical Center, Manila, Philippines

Orthopaedic Societies:

• Founding Member, Philippine Orthopaedic Trauma Society • Member, Philippine Hip and Knee Society • Founding Member, Philippine Society for Sports Medicine • Member, Tissue Banking Society of the Philippines • Fellow, Philippine Orthopaedic Association • Member, Philippine College of Surgeons • Fellow, Societe Internatinal de Chirurgie Orthopaedique et De Traumatologia • International Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Fellow, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Hip Section • Fellow, Asian Association of Dynamic Osteosynthesis


• Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Base • Books/Manuals Published Editor in Chief, Manual of Orthopaedic Emergencies First Edition, 1989 Second Edition, 1998 Editor in Chief, Trauma Primer First Edition, 2000 Second Edition, 2004 • Contributions to books or manuals Pelvic Fractures. LAC Leagogo, Jr., MD, Chapter 5. Manual of Orthopedic Emergencies. Guaranty Press. Manila, 1989. Management of Infected Total Hip Replacement. RB Gustilo, MD, LAC Leagogo, Jr., MD, Chapter 22. Orthopedic Infections, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1989. Leg and Ankle Injuries in the Athlete. LAC Leagogo, Jr., MD. Manual of Sports Injuries, Makati City, September 5, 1996. Open Fractures. LAC Leagogo, Jr., MD, RS Recto, Jr., MD. Chapter 7, p. 56-69. Manual of Orthopedic Emergencies, 2nd edition. Information, Publication and Public Affairs Office. University of the Philippines, July, 1998. Pelvic Fractures. LAC Leagogo, Jr., MD. Chapter 5, p. 39-48. Manual of Orthopedic Emergencies, 2nd edition. Information, Publication, and Public Affairs Office. University of the Philippines, July, 1998. • Four co-author papers published in Makati Medical Center (MMC) Proceedings in 1991, 1994, 2000, and 2003. • Seven (2 as main author, 5 as co-author) papers published in Philippine Journal of Orthopedics in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, and twice in 2003. • Twenty-eight lectures/papers presented on trauma, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and basic researches. • Eight papers won awards in local and regional orthopedic research competitions.

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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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