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About us

The Karen Hospital

The Karen Hospital is a 102 bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road, Nairobi. We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients indiscriminately.

With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committed to delivering the most effective and most compassionate care to all our patients.

Since inception in 2006, The Karen Hospital has been acclaimed for excellence in clinical care in Africa and beyond. The Karen Hospital proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified for compliance with Quality Management Systems and is committed to continuous improvement in service delivery.

In a bid to bring quality and affordable medical care closer to the people, The Karen Hospital offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located in different parts of Kenya in it’s 8 branches.

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Vision Statement

To be an influential healthcare provider for the African region.

 

Mission Statement

To provide specialized evidence based healthcare services, including treatment, training and referral facilities for Africa and beyond.

CORE VALUES

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Patient is First

We prioritize our patient’s health, safety and offer a personalized experience.

2

Team Work

We embrace a collaborative and participatory approach towards a common goal of world-class clinical outcomes.

3

Quality in Service Delivery

Pursue excellence in everything we do with continuous improvement in the quality of service and in a cost-effective manner.

4

Integrity

Our actions must be consistent with our beliefs, values, principles, methods, measures, expectations and outcomes.

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Diversity

We value and respect the differences in our patients and their families who seek our care as well as those who provide it.

DOCTORS

DIRECTOR Dr. Dan Gikonyo

Dr. Dan K. Gikonyo

Position: Chief Cardiologist

Director, Founder MBChB, MMED (Int.Med), 43 years of experience

Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Dr. Dan Gikonyo is one of the most coveted Cardiologists in Kenya. He is both an interventional and non-invasive adult cardiologist.
  • He has a thriving practice of over 43+ years.
  • He has been instrumental in mentoring and training of the majority of adult cardiologists in the country and in the region.
  • With over four decades of experience, Dr. Gikonyo has attended thousands of patients drawn from various parts of the world.
  • He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Adult Cardiology from the University of Minnesota, USA.
  • Dr. Gikonyo is a member of the American College of Cardiology and previously lectured at the Faculty of Medicine (University of Nairobi).
  • He is also a member of the 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.

DIRECTOR Dr. Dan Gikonyo

Dr. Dan K. Gikonyo

Chief Cardiologist

Director, Founder MBChB, MMED (Int.Med), 43 years of experience

Dr. Betty Gikonyo

Position: Founder

Founder and Chair of The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

MBChB, MMED (Paed), 40 years of experience.

Nairobi, Kenya.

  • She is a renowned paediatric cardiologist in Kenya. She is both an interventional and non-invasive paediatric cardiologist.
  • She was the first Kenyan female cardiologist and has been instrumental in mentoring and training of majority paediatric cardiologists in the country.
  • Dr. Betty is 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.”

Founder and Chairman of The Karen Hospital Board. MBChB, MMED (Paed), 40 years of experience.

DIRECTOR Dr. Anthony Gikonyo

Dr. Anthony Gikonyo

Position: Interventional Cardiologist

Interventional Cardiologist, The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

Director, MBChB, MRCP – 18 years of experience.

  • Dr. Antony Gikonyo is an interventional and non-invasive adult cardiologist in Kenya.
  • 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.
  • For the past four years, he has been in charge of the medical internship program at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
  • He is part of the Heart Team which performs regular coronary and artery bypass grafts at The Karen Hospital.
  • Dr. Antony Gikonyo has published a Retrospective Review of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery at The Karen Hospital, Kenya among other research papers.

DIRECTOR Dr. Anthony Gikonyo

Dr. Anthony Gikonyo

Interventional Cardiologist

MBChB, MRCP - 18 years of experience.

Dr. Premanand Panoth

Dr. Premanand Ponoth

Position: Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi

MS, Mch, FIACS, FICS, FCCP, FICA – 25 plus years of experience.

  • Dr. Premanand has been a Cardiac surgeon for more than 25 years.
  • He has performed more than 15,000 surgeries since he started practicing.
  • At The Karen Hospital, he has been able to perform over 150 open heart operations since he joined the institution.
  • 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. Premanand holds a Bachelor of Medicines-Bachelor of Surgery, Nalanda Medical College, Patna Bihar, India.
  • He has served in reputed cardiothoracic centres in the 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.
  • He has attended numerous international conferences and written numerous articles on cardiac and other health topics.

Dr. Premanand Panoth

Dr. Premanand Ponoth

Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

MS, Mch, FIACS, FICS, FCCP, FICA – 25 plus years of experience.

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi

Position: General Surgeon

General Surgeon – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

MBChB, M.Med (Gen.Surg) – 8 years of experience.

  • Dr. Mayabi has performed over 2000 operations since he started practicing.
  • He holds a Masters of Medicine General Surgery from the Aga Khan University Hospital.
  • He is the COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa) Programme Director of TKH

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi

General Surgeon

MBChB, M.Med (Gen.Surg) – 8 years of experience.

Dr. Sharon Irungu

Dr. Caroline Shango Irungu

Position: Physician

Physician – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 13 years of experience in the medical field.

  • Dr. Irungu holds a Masters of Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi.
  • At The Karen Hospital, she is engaged in the evaluation and management of medical patients both inpatient and Out-Patient.
  • She also attends to patients with varicose veins and who require varicose vein ablation.

Dr. Sharon Irungu

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 13 years of experience in the medical field.

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