Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
MBChB, MMED (Paed), 40 years of experience.
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.”
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.
Physician and Cardiology Fellow – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 11 years of experience in his field
He holds a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine from University of Nairobi
Dr. Ruot has experience in performing an echocardiogram, exercise stress test and interpreting exercise stress test, 24 hours Holter monitor and 12 leads ec.
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.
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellow – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
MBChB, M.Med (Anaesthesiology) – over 10years of working experience.
Dr. Adembesa holds a Master of Medicine Anesthesiology from The Aga Khan University of East Africa
Dr. Adembesa attended Fellowship in Adult and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, the Groote Schuur hospital and the Red Cross War Memorial Children hospital, University of Cape Town.
He has performed over 10,000 cases since he started practicing and over 1000 cardiac thoracic vascular anesthesia both in adults and pediatric as a cardiac anesthetist.
Certification received includes the 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).
He is a recognized 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 in medical education programs and lectures in Kenya, South Africa and other parts of the world.
Dr. Adembesa is also a member of the prestigious medical association in the world.
He has trained extensively at renowned centers in the world and this adds to his efficiency in his work.
Dr. Sempele holds a Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology from the University of Nairobi.
Publications under her name: “Knowledge, attitudes and practices of orthopedic residents regarding radiation use and its safety. (Dr. Maina J.W and Dr. Sempele C.Y) and Correlation between clinical and radiological findings in pediatric adenoid hypertrophy at the Kenyatta national hospital. (Dr. C.Y. Sempele, Dr. Kimani N.M, and Dr. Onyambu C.K)”
Obstetrician and gynaecologist – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
MD, M.Med (Obs&Gyna) – Over 18 years of experience.
Dr. Dribsa is a reputed doctor and delivers undivided attention to her patients.
She has a thriving experience of over 18 years.
She also runs 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.