Department of Internal Medicine

General information

Sixteen employees work in the Clinic of Internal Diseases: 14 doctors - pedagogical personnel, 2 persons– supporting personnel. Pedagogical personnel includes: 1 professor, 5 associate professors, 1 lecturer, 7 assistants.



The Clinic of Internal Diseases is based in Kaunas Clinical Hospital. It was established in 2002 (when the Chair of Propedeutics to Internal Diseases was re-organised into the Clinic of Internal Diseases). Prof. habil. Alfredas Žiugžda (1952-1988), later prof.habil. Marija Staponkienė (1988-2001) managed the Chair of Propedeutics to Internal Diseases.



Diagnostics of heart failure by method of impedance–plethismography (in collaboration with the Clinic of Cardiology). Non-invasive diagnostics of peripheral artery disease. ECG changes in different stages of myocardial infarction. Diagnosis of atherosclerotic  changes using non-invasive methods. Two doctorates are developing research projects



Problem-based teaching of II-III-year students of Medical Faculty: „Clinical Examination of Patients“.

Students of Odonthology and Pharmacy Faculties study „Internal Diseases“.

Students of Community Health Faculty study „General Assessment of Health“.

Postgraduate studies: about 100 residents study in the programme of residentship of internal diseases.


International collaboration

Collaboration with world known 3M LITTMANN company, Kazakh National Medical University named after SD Asfendijarov (Kazakhstan, Almaty), International Journal „Electrocardiology“ (associate prof. E. Kalinauskienė is an international editor of this journal).



3M LITTMANN company project on improvement of auscultation method.

Collaboration with Kaunas University of Technology for developing of remote control studies.