Best Doctors in Kenya

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The best doctors in Kenya are mostly found in Nairobi, particularly in the Karen Hospital, Nairobi

Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital and major hospitals in Kenya.

Based on their experience and recommendations, the following are the best doctors in Kenya:

CARDIOLOGISTS

Dr. Dan K. Gikonyo – Consultant Physician / Adult Cardiologist

Dr. Dan Gikonyo is the Chief Cardiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi. He is also the Founder director of The Karen Hospital and Heart to Heart Foundation.

He is a well-known cardiologist with over 43 years’ experience in the medical field. Dr Dan Gikonyo also runs cardic clinics at The Karen Hospital Nakuru Branch located at Tower One Building Moi Road, The Karen Hospital Nyeri Branch located at Caledonia House Kenyatta Avenue, Nyeri town and The Karen Hospital Meru Branch located on Njuri Ncheke Street as a cardiologist in all the clinics.

He has been instrumental in mentoring and training of majority of adult cardiologists in the country and in the region. He is both interventional and non-invasive adult cardiologist who actively participates in continuing medical education through seminars and workshops organized by diverse stakeholders.

He started his practise in 1975 at the Nakuru Provincial Hospital. With over four decades of experience, Dr. Gikonyo has attended to thousands of patients drawn from various parts of the world.

He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Adult Cardiology from University of Minnesota, USA. He also holds a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Nairobi.

Dr. Gikonyo who is a member of the American College of Cardiology previously lectured at the Faculty of Medicine (University of Nairobi.) He was also a researcher scholar in Cardiology. He is also a member of Kenya Medical Association and Kenya Cardiac Society. He has attended several international conferences and written numerous papers touching on cardiac and other topical health matters.

Dr. Anthony K. Gikonyo – Physician/ Cardiologist

Dr. Antony Gikonyo is an interventional and non-invasive adult cardiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi and a Cardiologist at The Karen Hospital Nairobi CBD Branch located at Cardinal Otunga Plaza First Floor next to Holy Family Basilica.

Prior to taking up full-time private practise under the Nairobi Heart Clinic at The Karen Hospital, Dr. Antony Gikonyo worked at Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi Hospital. At The Karen Hospital, he performs Surgical and Interventional, Coronary artery and aortic procedures and actively participates in continuous medical education through seminars and workshops at The Karen Hospital.

He graduated from Howard Medical School in 2001 and then became a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2007. He completed his cardiology training in 2011, South Africa. He is part of the Heart Team which performs regular coronary and artery bypass grafts.

For the past four years he has been in-charge of the medical internship programme at the Karen Hospital, Nairobi. His most recent publication includes Retrospective Review of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery at The Karen Hospital, Kenya among other research papers.

Dr. Premanand Ponoth – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Premanand Ponoth is the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi. He joined the institution in early 2017.
Dr. Premanand has been a Cardiac surgeon for more than 25 years and has performed more than 15,000 surgeries since he started practising.

At The Karen Hospital, Nairobi alone, he has been able to perform over 150 open heart operations since he joined the institution. Dr. Premanand performs CABG surgeries on “beating hearts” which means, the heart is not stopped. In other similar operations the heart is usually stopped and then a heart-lung machine takes over the functions of the heart.

He attended a Fellowship in heart and lung transplantation at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR, USA. Dr. Ponoth holds a Bachelor of Medicines-Bachelor of Surgery, Nalanda Medical College, Patna Bihar, India.

He has served in reputed cardio thoracic centres in USA, Australia and New Zealand. He has also done a fellowship in heart and lung transplantation at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, United States.

Prior to joining The Karen Hospital, he was the Chief of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Trust Fund for Specialised Medical Care and Cardiac Centre in Mauritius.

Dr. Premanand worked in Mauritius for one and a half years under the invitation of the Government of Mauritius. He was a senior consultant and senior cardiac surgeon. He has attended numerous international conferences and written numerous articles on cardiac and other health topics.

Dr. Shrikant Panchal – Cardiac Anaesthesiologist

Dr. Shrikant Panchal is a Cardiac Anaesthesiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with over 17 years working experience and has performed more than 10,000 cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries.

He has the following qualifications MBBS, DA, DNB, PGDHS and Fellow Cardiac Anaethesia. He is also a life member and fellow Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. His first case of an open heart surgery was in 2001.

Dr. Panchal has specialized in adult and paediatric cardiac anaesthesia. He is also an intensivist for adult and paediatric post cardiac surgery cases.

Prior to joining The Karen Hospital he was in charge of cardiac anaesthesia at Bollineni Super Specialty Hospital in India/PIMS.

It is not all work for Dr. Shrikant. The father of two enjoys watching movies, listening to music and taking his family to the temple for prayers.

Dr. Ruot Garjiek Teny Yok – Physician and Cardiology Fellow

Dr. Ruot Teny is a Physician and Cardiology Fellow at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with 11 years of experience in his field he has attended more than 50 angiograms and performed more than 10 coronary angiogram with supervision.
Dr. Ruot is a graduate from The University of Juba with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. He further joined the University of Nairobi for a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine.

Having The Karen Hospital in August, 2017, he has been productive and efficient in his work ever since
He also has experience in performing echocardiogram, exercise stress test and interpreting exercise stress test, 24 hours holter monitor and 12 leads ECG. Dr. Ruot also runs cardiac clinic at The Karen Hospital Naivasha branch located at Luxor Towers and Nakuru branch located on Tower One Building Ground Floor Moi Road. In the cardiac clinics he performs ECG and ECHOs and sending referrals thereafter to the Main Hospital for those clients who require 4 cathlab procedures and surgeries. Prior to joining The Karen Hospital, Dr. Ruot worked at Kenyatta National Hospital as Internal Medicine Registrar from October 2013 to May 2017.

In an effort to boost efficiency in his work, Dr. Ruot has attended many local and international conferences notably Stemi Live, Nairobi Feb 2017 and Pascar (Pan African Society of Cardiology) in Khartoum- Sudan October 2017

Dr. Baseem Mikhail – Cardiologist

Dr. Baseem Mikhail is a Cardiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with 12 years working experience in the medical field and has been able to see close to 30 patients on a daily basis since 2006.

Dr. Baseem also runs cardiac clinics at The Karen Hospital Naivasha Branch located at Tower One Building, Moi Road performing ECGs and ECHOs and later sending referrals to the main hospital for patients who require cathlab procedures and surgeries.

Dr. Baseem was educated at Sedfa Secondary School Egypt and later joined the university where he pursued a degree and further Masters in Cardiology.
He joined The Karen Hospital on 19th February, 2018 and has shown great efficiency in his work. Prior to joining The Karen Hospital he worked at Coptic Hospital.

Regardless of his busy schedule, Dr. Baseem loves playing and watching football, reading and is eager to learn more in any field.

PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGISTS

Dr. Betty M. Gikonyo – CEO The Karen Hospital, Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr Betty Gikonyo is one of the Founders and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
She is also the co-founder of Heart to Heart Foundation, a charity organization that assists children from needy backgrounds to get open heart surgery. She is a renowned paediatric cardiologist with over 40 years of experience in the medical field.

She was the first Kenyan female cardiologist and has been instrumental in mentoring and training of majority paediatric cardiologists in the country.

She is both an interventional and non-invasive paediatric cardiologist. In addition to the above, she is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota, USA and has a Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics, (University of Nairobi), Kenya, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of Nairobi) and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the same university.

Dr. Betty Gikonyo is also a professional member of the Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Cardiac Society, Kenya Paediatric Association, Kenya Medical Women Association, Founding chair and member of University of Nairobi Alumni Association. She was also the Chairperson of Nairobi Health Management Board, a position she held for 7 years and a member of the University Council for 14 years which saw her rise to the role of deputy chair of the University of Nairobi Council.

She is the recipient of two Presidential awards-MBS & SS. She won the CEO Global Limited East Africa Regional Awards- Most influential Woman (Medical category) in 2016. She has also penned her own autobiography titled, “The Girl who dared to dream.”

Dr. Bakari Suleiman – Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Bakari is a paediatric cardiologist at The Karen Hospital. He is a trained Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology, Master of Medicine in Paediatrics, Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery. He has experience working in Kericho, Mombasa and Turkey as a Paediatric Cardiologist.

PHYSICIANS

Dr. Caroline shango Irungu – Physician

Dr. Caroline shango Irungu is a Physician at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with 13 years of experience in the medical field.

Dr. Shango is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors Degree in Internal Medicine in the year 2013.
Since she joined The Karen Hospital, she has been efficient in handling all the tasks assigned to her and gone out of her way too.

At The Karen Hospital she is engaged with evaluation and management of internal medicine patients.

She has worked in reputable institutions prior to joining The Karen Hospital such as Makueni DH where she worked as a Medical Officer, Aga Khan University Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital as a Medical Registrar.

Dr. Irungu has an interest in Venous Disease and Varicose Veins Ablation

Dr. Daniel Nduiga Keiro – Physician

Dr. Daniel Nduiga is an Cardiologist and Electro Physiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi who over the last 7 years that he has practised at The Karen Hospital has performed more than 300 diagnostic coronary angiograms, 100 single and dual chamber pacemakers and 20 CRT implantation procedures in the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. This is in addition to regularly running the hospital’s busy physician and cardiac clinic.

Dr. Nduiga is a Kenyan educated at Nyeri Baptist High School and later the University of Nairobi where he graduated as a Medical officer in the year 2002 and as a Physician from the same university in 2009.
He consequently worked at a busy Cardiac clinic at the Nairobi Hospital as a cardiology fellow before moving to the Karen Hospital in 2011 in the same capacity.

He underwent a year training in Cardiac Electro physiology in Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai.

Dr. Nduiga is currently fully engaged at The Karen Hospital Cardiac program and is currently overseeing the rhythm management including non invasive assessment, Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices including Cardiac resynchronisation and Overseeing the establishment of invasive Electrophysiology Services.
Despite his busy schedule Dr. Nduiga enjoys travelling, reading and playing basketball.

Dr David Musila Nzioki – Physician

Dr. David Musila is a Physician at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with 12 years working experience in his field.

He is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Medicine and surgery and later a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine at the same university. Dr Musila joined The Karen Hospital in January, 2018 and has been productive and efficient in his work ever since.

Prior to joining The Karen he worked in reputable institutions including Garissa PGH, Kenyatta National Hospital and St. Mary’s Mission Hospital.

Dr Lance Gerry Mayabi – General Surgeon

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi is a General Surgeon at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with over 2000 operations since he started practising. Having joined The Karen Hospital in April, 2018 Dr. Mayabi is in charge of the clinical services departments that includes but not limited to being in charge of all medical and clinical officers, laboratory technicians, pharmacy technicians, radiologists, physiotherapists and other allied clinical services.

Dr. Mayabi is Kenyan, educated at Alliance High School and later graduating from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgeries. He further attended The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi where he did Masters in Medicine General Surgery.

He has worked in reputable hospitals such as Avenue Healthcare Nairobi where he was a Medical Officer, The Aga Khan University Hospital as a General Resident Surgeon.

Prior to joining The Karen Hospital, he worked at St. Theresa’s Mission Hospital, Kiirua, as a Resident Surgeon and Medical Officer in Charge of Clinical Services.

Dr. Mayabi loves travelling, watching documentaries and listening to music as a break from his busy schedule.

Dr Elizabeth Warille – Paediatric and Child Health Specialist

Dr. Elizabeth Warille is Paediatric and Child Health Specialist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi is with 7 years experience in the medical field.

She is a graduate from the University of Khartoum, Sudan with a degree in Medicine. She further joined the University of Nairobi for Masters in Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health. She became part of The Karen Hospital in December, 2017.

Dr. Warille has done a publication by the name “Knowledge and practice of exclusive breastfeeding among women with children aged between 9 and 12 months in Al Sabah Hospital, Juba, South Sudan;” Author(s): Elizabeth B Warille[a], Francis E. Onyango[b] and Boniface Osano[c].

She has worked in reputable institutions prior to joining The Karen Hospital including; AAR Healthcare Institution, Donholm clinic, Nairobi and attended trainings such as Generic Instructor Course to train others in Paediatric emergency care (ETAT+) in Nairobi and Practical Childhood Diabetes Management, Nairobi to increase work efficiency.
Regardless of her busy schedule Dr Warille enjoys reading short stories and listening to music.

Dr Cynthia Sempele – Radiologist

Dr. Cynthia Sempele is a Radiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with 9 years of experience in the medical field.

She is a Kenyan, educated at Loreto Convent Msongari and St. Mary’s School Nairobi for International Baccalaureate and later joining University of Nairobi undertaking a degree course in Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery and further Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology at the same university.

Dr. Sempele has worked in reputable institutions prior to joining The Karen Hospital including Avenue Hospital where she was a Medical officer, The Nairobi Hospital she operated as a Medical officer and Radiologist and Medanta Africare where she served as a Radiologist- Cross sectional Imaging.

She has 2 publications under her name including;
* Knowledge, attitudes and practices of orthopedic residents regarding radiation use and its safety. (Dr Maina J.W and Dr. Sempele C.Y).
* Correlation between clinical and radiologiv=cal findings in pediatric adenoid hypertrophy at the Kenyatta national hospital. (Dr C.Y. Sempele, Dr. Kimani N.M and Dr. Onyambu C.K)

Apart from her busy schedule, Dr. Sempele enjoys swimming and travelling.

Dr Kiptalam Kipturu – Dental Surgeon

Dr. Kiptalam Kipturu is a Dental Surgeon at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi. He is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Dental Surgery. He has 5 years experience in Dental Surgery.

Dr. Kiptalam joined The Karen Hospital on 12th September, 2016 and ever since he has been involved in a wide range of procedures such as Jaw reconstruction, Implant placement, Surgical disimpaction, Full mouth restoration and TMJ arthroplasty.

He has worked in reputable institutions such as Coast provincial General Hospital under Ministry of Medical Services, County Government of West Pokot, Family Dentistry Nairobi under Dr Oliver Wala & Associates where he was build his efficiency extensively.

CHEST SPECIALISTS

Dr. Nyale – Chest Specialist

Dr. Nyale is a Chest Specialist at The Karen Hospital. He is a trained Fellow in Pulmonology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Master of Medicine Internal Medicine, University of Nairobi, Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Moi University, Eldoret. He has experience working in both the public and private sectors.

OBSTETRICIAN/ GYNAECOLOGISTS

Dr. Dribsa- Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist

Dr. Dribsa is a full time Obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Karen Hospital. She has a Masters of Medicine in Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr Dribsa also runs a obstetrician/gynaecology clinics at The Karen Hospital Nairobi CBD located on Cardinal Otunga Plaza first floor and The Karen Hospital Ngong Branch located along Ngong Kiserian Road adjacent to AFC.

She worked in both local and regional hospitals including: Nazareth Hospital, Fatima Nursing Home, Yergalem Regional Hospital and Yergalem Health Centre in Ethiopia.

CHEST SPECIALISTS

Dr Shrikant Panchal – Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, MBBS, DA, DNB, PGDHS

Dr. Shrikant Panchal is a Cardiac Anaesthesiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi with over 17 years working experience and has performed more than 10,000 cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries.

He has the following qualifications MBBS, DA, DNB, PGDHS and Fellow Cardiac Anaethesia. He is also a life member and fellow Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. His first case of an open heart surgery was in 2001.

Dr. Panchal has specialized in adult and paediatric cardiac anaesthesia. He is also an intensivist for adult and paediatric post cardiac surgery cases.

Prior to joining The Karen Hospital he was in charge of cardiac anaesthesia at Bollineni Super Specialty Hospital in India/PIMS.

It is not all work for Dr. Shrikant. The father of two enjoys watching movies, listening to music and taking his family to the temple for prayers.

Dr. Isaac Adembesa – Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist

Dr. Isaac Adembesa is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

He is a graduate from Moi University with Bachelors degree in Medicine and surgery and later Master of Medicine in Anesthesiology at The Aga Khan University in East Africa and further Fellowship in Adult and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, the Groote Schuur hospital and the Red Cross War Memorial Children hospital, University of Cape Town. January 2017 to December2017.

Dr. Adembesa has received a number of certification to his work including: British Society of Echocardiography Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography where he passed a written accreditation exam done on 30 November 2017 and Advanced Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE). Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Cape Town on 10th November, 2017 among many more.

He is a recognised and licensed Specialist in Anesthesia in Kenya by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. He has a large number of national and international publications and research papers to his credit and continuously conducts workshops medical education programmes and lectures around in Kenya, South Africa and other parts of the world. Dr Adembesa is also a member of prestigious medical associations in the world.

He has trained extensively at renowned centres in the world and this adds to his efficiency in his work.