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.
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)”
Senior Medical Officer in charge of The Karen Hospital Meru Branch.
MBChB – over 28 years of working experience.
Dr. Nyabutoh holds a bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi.
He has attended to over 137,280 patients since he started practising.
In his career, he has done numerous procedures including but not limited to caesarean sections, stitching various wounds and debridements, incision and drainage, lumpectomies at various sites, tubal ligation under LA, amputation of severed digits and general running of Accident and Emergency departments
Dr Nyabutoh also runs cardiac clinics at the Meru branch performing ECG and ECHO and thereafter sending referrals to the main hospital for patients who require cath lab procedures and surgeries.
He has undergone significant training which includes BLS at The Karen Hospital –Nakuru branch-2011, HIV/AIDS with special emphasis on anti-retroviral therapy; 26th July2003-Symposium, Physician Mini-laparotomy under local anaesthesia course 17th January-15th February 1992 and many more.
Senior Medical Officer In-charge of The Karen Hospital Nyeri.
MBChB – 13 years of experience.
Dr. Nyandwi holds a bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Burundi.
Coordinates cardiac clinics at the Nyeri Clinic performing the ECG and ECHOs and later sending referrals to the main hospital for clients requiring cath lab procedures and surgeries.
He has also undergone various training to boost his efficiency including; care of children affected by HIV/AIDS organized by ANNECA, maternal and surgical emergencies, and HIV harmonized curriculum and many others.