4th Department of Internal Medicine

Saints Cyril and Methodius Hospital




In the 1930s, a building of the Workers' Social Insurance Institute with inpatient wards and outpatient clinics was built in Bratislava on Bezručová street. Since 1939, the head of the internal department was prof. MUDr. Ladislav Dérer, who later in 1945 became the head of the 1st Internal Clinic at the State Hospital on Mickiewiczova Street.

For the next 33 years until 1979, he worked as the head of the internal department in the NsP on Bezručová Street and later as the head of II. of the internal clinic of the Institute for further education of doctors and pharmacists doc. MUDr. Karol Holomán. He had a great overview and experience in the whole of internal medicine and focused more on gastroenterology and hepatology. He served as the chief internist for Slovakia for twenty years. Within the framework of the ILF, the clinic participated in the postgraduate education of general practitioners.

In 1979, he became head of II. internal clinic ILF prof. MUDr. Stanislav Cagáň, DrSc., who worked as a cardiologist at this workplace already in the years 1963-1973 and then was the head of the internal department in Prievoz for six years. Three clinics in NsP on Bezručová street (internal medicine, surgery, gynecology-obstetrics) were merged into the Department of Clinical Disciplines for the Department of Dentistry of the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University. Cardiology, gastroenterology and diabetology were mainly developed at the internal clinic. The Department of Internal Medicine Nursing of the Institute for the Education of Health Professionals was also established here. In 1991, the joint department of the three clinics mentioned above was abolished and a separate IV. internal clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, UK.


After the completion of the construction of the new hospital in Petržalka, which lasted for many years, in 1997 all the clinics were moved there from the NsP on Bezručová street.

From doctors IV. of the internal clinic, some specialists did not transfer to the new Faculty Hospital of St. Cyril and Methodius. This resulted in the clinic's team being significantly rejuvenated by newly recruited doctors. In 1998, he became the head of IV. internal clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, UK, prof. MUDr. Peter Ponťuch, CSc., who previously worked at the 1st internal clinic of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Warsaw in the Faculty Hospital on Mickiewiczová street. The clinic continues to be the responsible workplace for the internal medicine teaching of students of the Faculty of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine in the field of dentistry, and the teaching of students in the field of general medicine also takes place here. The professional growth of young doctors is also documented by the fact that specialists from seven specialized fields are currently working at the clinic. After the reorganization of medical facilities in Bratislava and the creation of one Bratislava University Hospital in 2005, the name of the clinic was changed to IV. internal clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, UK and UNB.


The clinic teaches the subjects of internal propaedeutics, internal medicine in the study fields of dentistry (responsible workplace) and general medicine (lectures, internships, seminar lectures, exams, state exams).

The clinic has traditionally and for many years also participated in the undergraduate and postgraduate education of doctors and nurses (professional practice, high school diplomas, exams).


Constitutional medical care for patients with internal diseases is provided on 34 beds (of which 4 in the ICU - coronary unit). The coronary unit treats patients with acute myocardial infarction and other acute coronary syndromes, heart rhythm disorders, pulmonary embolization, shock states and serious internal environment disorders.

Doctors also work at the following 6 specialized clinics: internal medicine, cardiology, diabetology, nephrology, endocrinology, angiology.

Investigation methods performed at the clinic: echocardiography, ultrasonography (abdominal, thyroid), color duplex sonography, 24-h ECG monitoring, 24-h blood pressure monitoring.

Clinic specialization: nephrology, endocrinology, diabetology and cardiology.

Information on contacts for individual workplaces and office hours is available on the website: https://www.unb.sk/iv-interna-klinika-lfuk-a-unb/