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Av Paseo del Yaque #1, Los Rios, Santo Domingo, 16004, Dominican Republic


Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición (INDEN) was founded on 30 November 1972. It is a hospital dedicated to the management of diabetes and its complications, especially for people with limited financial resources. INDEN, also known as Hospital – Escuela Dr. Jorge Abraham Hazoury Bahlés, provides patients with a specialized comprehensive care in the areas of diabetes and nutrition, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, dentistry, psychology, psychiatry, diabetic Foot, among others.

It has an educational role, with two medical residencies – Diabetes and Nutrition, Ophthalmology – to train specialist doctors. Both are supported by the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).

Main Focus

INDEN provides high quality health services in all specialties with adequate equipment, medicines and facilities, and through education for the prevention of diabetes complications, to all people with diabetes, especially those with limited financial resources which are the main reason for this center.

Message from the President

Dr Ammar Ibrahim “Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición is committed to becoming the largest and most influential comprehensive health care centre for education, prevention and treatment of diabetes and endocrine diseases; it was established motivated in the context of ethical principles that led the organization to respond to the country’s social responsibility and is supported by high quality medical and paramedical resources, both for our country and other countries in Latin America.

We are member of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and with its regional office SACA we have an agreement for the formation of diabetes specialists from Central and South America, as this specialization in diabetes in these countries does not exist. Our aim is to assist a large number of patients while training large number of specialists “