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Doctors

Dr. Dan K. Gikonyo

Chief Cardiologist

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

Dr. Betty Gikonyo

Founder & CEO

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

Dr. Anthony Gikonyo

Interventional Cardiologist

MBChB, MRCP - 18 years of experience.

Dr. Premanand Ponoth

Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

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

Dr. Lance Gerry Mayabi

General Surgeon

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

Dr. Ruot Garjiek Teny Yok

Physician and Cardiology Fellow

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) - 11 years of experience in his field

Dr. Caroline Shango Irungu

Physician

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

Dr. Baseem Mikhail

Cardiologist

MSc – cardiology - 12 years of working experience

Dr. Boniface Musila Nzioki

Physician

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) - 12 years working experience.

Dr. Isaac Adembesa

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellow

MBChB, M.Med (Anaesthesiology) – over 10years of working experience.

Dr. Shrikant Panchal

Cardiac Anaesthesiologist

MBBS, DA, DNB, PGDHS, FECMO, FICCC, FCA. - Over 15 years of working experience.

Dr. Stephen Omondi

Physician Cardiology Fellow

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 10 years of working experience.

Dr. Elizabeth Warille

Paediatric & Child Health Specialist

7 years of experience in the medical field.

Dr. Kiptalam Kipturu

Dental Surgeon

MBChB, (Dental Surg) - 5 years of experience in Dental Surgery

Dr. Cynthia Sempele

Radiologist

MBChB, M.MED (RAD) - 9 years of experience.

Dr. Elfenesh Dribsa

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MD, M.Med (Obs&Gyna) – Over 18 years of experience.

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.

Dr. Betty Gikonyo

Position: Founder & CEO

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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.”

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.

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. 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. Ruot Garjiek

Dr. Ruot Garjiek Teny Yok

Position: Physician and Cardiology Fellow

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. 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. Baseem Mikhail

Dr. Baseem Mikhail

Position: Cardiologist

Cardiologist – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

MSc – cardiology – 12 years of working experience

  • Dr. Baseem holds a Master’s of Cardiology.
  • of procedures.Echos, stress tests,…

Dr. Boniface Musila

Dr. Boniface Musila Nzioki

Position: Physician

Physician – The Karen Hospital

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 12 years working experience.

  • Dr. Boniface Musila is a Physician at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
  • He holds a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi.
  • At The Karen Hospital, he is in charge of the Accident and Emergency unit including the Wellness Department and Medical Outpatient Clinic.

Dr. Isaac Adembesa

Dr. Isaac Adembesa

Position: Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellow

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. Shrikant Panchal

Dr. Shrikant Panchal

Position: Cardiac Anaesthesiologist

Cardiac Anaesthesiologist – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
MBBS, DA, DNB, PGDHS, FECMO, FICCC, FCA.
Over 15 years of working experience.
  • Dr. Shrikant has performed more than 10,000 cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries.
  • He is a life member and fellow Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia. His first case of open-heart surgery was in 2004
  • Dr. Shrikant is a fellow in Cardiac Critical Care( FICCC) and a fellow in ECMO (FECMO)
  • Dr Shrikant has specialized in adult and Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia.
  • He is also an intensivist for adult and paediatric post-cardiac surgery cases.
  • Dr Shrikant has specialized in (TEE)Transesophageal Echocardiography since 10 years and doing it regularly in TKH

Dr. Stephen Omondi

Dr. Stephen Omondi

Position: Physician Cardiology Fellow

Physician Cardiology Fellow – The Karen Hospital.

MBChB, M.MED (INT.MED) – 10 years of working experience.

  • Dr. Omondi holds a Masters of Internal Medicine from The Aga Khan University, Nairobi and is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Clinical Trial at the University of London.
  • At The Karen Hospital he has performed a number of procedures including Diagnostic coronary angiogram, 141 Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cases, 14 Permanent pacemaker implantation cases, 14 Temporary pacemaker insertion cases, 13 EP studies, 8 AVNRT ablation cases, 8 Right heart cath cases, 5 Pacemaker programming cases, 50 2 D Trans-thoracic echocardiography cases, 1200 Trans-esophageal echocardiography cases, 20 Cardiac Holter monitor interpretation cases, 150 Exercise stress test interpretation, 1000 Tilt table interpretation, 50 Post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cases.
  • Publication – “Factors that influence advance directives completion amongst terminally ill patients at a tertiary hospital in Kenya” http://rdcu.be/oMF3 published in February 2017.

Dr. Elizabeth Warille

Dr. Elizabeth Warille

Position: Paediatric & Child Health Specialist

Paediatric and Child Health Specialist – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

7 years of experience in the medical field.

  • Dr. Warille holds a Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health from the University of Nairobi.
  • She is a reputed doctor and delivers undivided attention to her patients.
  • Publication – “Knowledge and practice of exclusive breastfeeding among women with children aged between 9 and 12 months in Al Sabah Hospital, Juba, South Sudan;”

Dr. Kiptalam Kipturu

Dr. Kiptalam Kipturu

Position: Dental Surgeon

Dental Surgeon – The Karen Hospital, Nairobi.

MBChB, (Dental Surg) – 5 years of experience in Dental Surgery

  • Dr. Kiptalam holds a bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nairobi.
  • At The Karen Hospital, he is involved in a wide range of procedures such as Jaw reconstruction, Implant placement, surgical disimpaction, Full mouth restoration, and TMJ arthroplasty.

Dr. Cynthia Sempele

Dr. Cynthia Sempele

Position: Radiologist

Radiologist at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi

MBChB, M.MED (RAD) – 9 years of experience.

  • 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)”

Dr. Elfenesh Dribsa

Dr. Elfenesh Dribsa

Position: Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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.

 

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