Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Postgraduate Medical Education

We offer specialist training in Internal Medicine  leading to the award of a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree. Internal medicine encompasses the study and practice of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, care, and treatment of men and women from adolescence to old age, during health and all stages of illness. 

Graduates are exposed to a wide range of clinical problems and offered the opportunity to acquire skills in a variety of procedures with a team-based approach to patient care. The programme is four years in duration and offers clinical training in general medicine and medical subspecialties such as:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Continuing Medical Education 

The department is engaged in regular sessions of continuous professional development for medical practitioners, nursing staff and other support staff.


Our faculty are well recognised in their areas of specialization and are dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders through teaching, patient care, research and scholarship. They sit on reputable national and international bodies such as Valvular Heart Disease working group, European Society of Cardiology; International Working group, Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance; Editorial board, The East African Medical Journal; the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburg), and The American College of Cardiology. 


We undertake research with a focus on population prevention and control strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases such as cancer, cardiometabolic diseases, neurological and chronic respiratory diseases. We are also researching on innovative models for cost-effective cardio metabolic risk reduction, and are involved in International multicentre Clinical Registries and Clinical Trials.  

Services and Centres of Excellence

As part of AKUH, N the Department provides a full range of services related to subspecialties in medicine. 

The department is currently developing 3 Centres of Excellence with international standard state-of-the-art facilities, faculty, support staff, and processes that deliver world class services, education and research.

  1. The Cardiovascular  Sciences Programme
  2. The Comprehensive Oncology Programme
  3. The Neurosciences  Programme​

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Contact Us

Physical address 

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, 3rd Parklands Avenue

Nairobi, Kenya


254 20 366 2117

254 20 366 2104

254 20 366 2000

254 20 374 000

Mailing address

Programme Director

Department of Internal Medicine

P.O. Box 30270 - 00100 

Nairobi, Kenya.

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