Paediatric Cardiologists

Paediatric Cardiologists

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

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.”

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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.