Pauline Samia

Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Interim Chair, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Telephone: 254 20 3662108


Master of Medicine in Paediatrics University of Nairobi 2006
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Moi University 1998


Master of Philosophy in Paediatric Neurology University of Cape Town 2010

Current areas of teaching

Childhood Epilepsy
Behavioral and developmental disorders
Neuromuscular disorders
Cerebrovascular disease

Research interests

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Full time Faculty, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Interim Chair, Department of Paediatrics, Aga Khan University in Nairobi, 2012-to date
Consultant Paediatrician, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, 2009–2011
Resident Paediatrician, Gertrude's Children’s Hospital, 2006-2008
Registrar, Department of Paediatrics, Kenyatta National Hospital, University of Nairobi, 2003–2006
Medical officer, Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi, 2003–2003
Medical officer, Port Reitz District Hospital, Mombasa, 1999–2002

Professional associations

Interim Chair, Eastern Africa Academy for Childhood Disability
Member and past organizing Secretary, Kenya Paediatric Association
Member, African Child Neurology Association
Member, International Child Neurology Association
Member, Paediatric Commission of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
Member, Kenya Society for Epilepsy (ILAE Kenya chapter)

Awards and honours

Awarded the National Honour of the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya in December 2013 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:03/21/2017