The department was started in the early 1970's
by Dr. V.R.Pai, and was assisted by Drs. F.F.Wadia
and Dr. K.M. Gangwal. They were helped by Drs.
B.B. Gokhale (dermatology), Dr. M.K.Kale (pulmonology)
and Dr. S.C.Pant (psychiatry). A 3-bedded ICU
and in 1975 a one dialysis machine Renal Unit
was added on. The department expanded by leaps
and bounds in the early and late 80's with many
more consultants joining on in internal medicine,
as well as in many specialties like cardiology,
nephrology, neurology, gastro-enterology, endocrinology,
and intensive care.