Surgery
 


Surgery

Postgraduate Medical Education
​We offer specialist training in General Surgery leading to the award of a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree. Comprehensive surgical training is conducted in a team-based environment, using state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology. 

The four-year programme offers core-learning experiences in:

  • Cardiothoracic / vascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Neurological surgery (brain nerves and its enclosures)
  • Urology
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Orthopaedics (traumatology) surgery
  • Plastic surgery

Undergraduate Medical Education
Planning for undergraduate medical education is ongoing. It is envisioned that the programme will be launched in 2015.

Continuing Medical Education
Faculty members from different sections of the department deliver approximately 50-100 CME sessions in their respective subspecialties per year to colleagues in Kenya and the East Africa region.

Faculty
The Department of Surgery’s premier faculty are committed to sharing their expertise in a collegial environment. Their compassionate, innovative and high quality patient care support the educational mission of the University, which is to play a leading role in scholarship as well as improved health care delivery.

Research
Granted research on breast surgery and ophthalmology is ongoing.

Breast surgery
The triple negative breast cancer research between Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH, N); St. Mary’s Hospital; Kijabe Mission Hospital; all Provincial Hospitals in Kenya; and the University of Alabama in the United States of America, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Limited. The breast cancer care registry for East Africa sponsored by Roche.

Ophthalmology
Glaucoma study between Aga Khan University and the University of Alberta

Services
As a part of AKUH, N, the Department of Surgery provides a full range of surgical services.​

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Contact Us 

Physical address

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi 

3rd Parklands Avenue

Off Limuru Road

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone

254 20 366 2115

254 20 366 2119

254 20 366 2000

254 20 374 000

Mailing address

Programme Director

Department of Surgery

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30270 - 00100 

Nairobi, Kenya

Email
abdallah.abdulkarim@aku.edu​ ​