Radiology Oncology Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Farrok Karsan, MD 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Karsan, the Section Head of Radiation Oncology, received his BS at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia in 1975 and MD at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in 1982. He pursued his training in radiation oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario and a clinical fellowship in Radiation Oncology at the Toronto – Bayview Regional Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Radiation Oncology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiation Oncology. Before joining the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi in 2011, he served as Chief Radiation Oncologist & Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi and as Consultant Radiation Oncologist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh. Dr. Karsan has been instrumental in initiating the radiotherapy program at Aga Khan Hospitals, both in Nairobi, Kenya in 2011 and in Karachi, Pakistan in 2006. Dr. Karsan is also a faculty member of the Institute for Health Care Communication and holds regular workshops to improve communication skills of physicians, staff and for the PGME and UGME programs at the Aga Khan University.


  1. Abbasi, A., Zahid, S., Bhurgri, Y., Ali, N., Karsan, F. (2011). Nasopharyngeal carcinoma - an update of treatment and acute radiation induced reactions from a tertiary-care hospital in Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: Apjcp, 12(3), 735-8.

  2. Abbasi, A., Zahid, S., Karsan, F., Ali, N., Bhurgri, Y. (2010). Lymphoma cases referred to the radiation oncology service of a tertiary referral university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan: a retrospective study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: Apjcp, 11(1), 107-10.

Ahmed Komen MD, MMed, FCRO 
Senior Instructor

Dr. Komen completed his MD from the Uludag University, Turkey in 2005. He later pursued a Master of Medicine in Radiation Oncology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014. Dr. Komen, a Fellow of the College of Radiation Oncologists of South Africa, joined Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi in 2015 having worked at Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa as well as Mombasa Hospital, Pandya Memorial Hospital, and Avenue Health Care. His research interests focus on areas of cancer biology and late side effects of treatment in childhood cancer. In addition he has research interest in technology based trials, including, stereotactic radiosurgery, prostate brachytherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and image guided radiation therapy. Dr. Koman is active member of Kenya Society of Hematology and Oncology (KESHO).


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