Critical Care Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Salim Hassanali MBBS, MMed
Senior Instructor

Dr. Hassanali undertook his undergraduate education at Bhopal Nobles College, Udaipur, Rajastan, India where he received his BSc in 1985 before proceeding to Sri Ramchandra Bhanj Medical College, India (Utkal University), where he graduated with MBBS in 1990.

He earned his MMed degree in Internal Medicine at the University of Nairobi in 2007 and later proceeded for fellowship training in Pulmonology/Critical Care at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

He joined the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa as a Medical Officer in 2004, before being appointed ICU/HDU Registrar Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi in 2011. Dr. Hassanali has specialized training in upper endoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, flexible bronchoscopies and ultrasound procedures. He has completed courses in basic and advanced immunology.

Dr. Hassanali’s research interest include pathophysiology and treatment of ARDS and bronchiectasis. He is an active member of Kenya Association of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Kenya Medical Association, South African Thoracic Society, Critical Care Society of South Africa, and American Thoracic Society.  


  1. Rakwar J, Lavreys L, Thompson M, Jackson D, Hassanali S, Mandaliya K, Bwayo J, Ndinya-Achola J, Kreiss J. Cofactors for acquisition of HIV-1 among heterosexual men: prospective cohort study of trucking company workers in Kenya. AIDS. 1999;13(5):607-14. 

  2. Hassanali S and G O Oyoo Osteoarthritis: A look at Pathophysiology and Approach to New Treatments: A Review. Published in East African Orthopedic Journal 2011; 5(2).

 Waweru-Siika Wangari, MBChB, MMed, FRCA
Assistant Professor

Dr. Wangari Waweru-Siika graduated from the University of Nairobi with a MBChB and in 2003 and a Master of Medicine, Anaesthesia (MMed) from the same university. She later proceeded to the UK for a number of professional courses in her area of specialty both at the London Deanery, Imperial School of Anaesthesia and St. Mary’s Hospital. She received her European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Waweru-Siika was also a recipient of the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Programme at Harvard Medical School between 2014 and 2015. She has served in various hospitals including Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. Her research interests include improving care and outcome in ICU patients.  She is actively involved in a number of local and international societies including Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologist, Harvard Medical Alumni Association, and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.


  1. Waweru-Siika W, Chokwe T. 2014. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill African patients on stress ulcer prophylaxis: a study comparing oral sucralfate and parenteral ranitidine. East African Medical Journal Vol. 91 No. 12 

  2. Waweru-Siika W, Clement M, Lukoko L, Nadel S, Rosoff P, Naanyu V, Kussin P.  Brain Death Determination:  The Imperative for Policy and Legal Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Glob Public Health. 2015;13:1-12.

David Misango MBChB, MMed 

Assistant Professor

Dr.Misango’s area of expertise spans over 20 years in Critical Care Medicine and Neuroanaesthesiology. He studied at the University of Nairobi where he earned both his MBChB and MMed in 1993 and 2001 respectively. He worked as a consultant anaesthesiologist and intensivist at Kenyatta National Hospital before joining Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi in 2012. He is currently involved in a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to revise the Anaesthesia Chapter of the Surgical Care at the District Hospital WHO Handbook. Dr. Misango is also involved in a joint initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to train health care providers in rural Africa in matters Critical Care Medicine and re-defining the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines for Resource Limited Countries.


  1. Gentle S Shrestha, Arthur Kwizera, Ganbold Lundeg, John I Baelani, Luciano C P Azevedo, Rajyabardhan Pattnaik, Rashan Haniffa, Srdjan Gavrilovic, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Niranjan Kissoon, Rakesh Lodha, David Misango, Ary Serpa Neto, Marcus J Schultz, Arjen M Dondorp, Jonarthan Thevanayagam, Martin W Dünser, A K M Shamsul Alam, Ahmed M Mukhtar, Madiha Hashmi, Suchitra Ranjit, Akaninyene Otu, Charles Gomersall, Jacinta Amito, Nicolas Nin Vaeza, Jane Nakibuuka, Pierre Mujyarugamba, Elisa Estenssoro, Gustavo A Ospina-Tascón, Sanjib Mohanty, Mervyn Mer Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal (GSS); International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines 2016: the perspective from low-income and middle-income countries. Infection Vol 17 Sept. 2017.

Emily Mugambi MBChB, MMed 
Senior Instructor 

Dr Mugambi is an anaesthesiologist with an interest in critical care. She completed her Master’s degree in anaesthesia in 2012 and MBChB in 2006 – both from the University of Nairobi. She became a recognized specialist in 2014. She joined AKU faculty in 2016 after serving in a number of institutions including the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) as a Flying Doctor


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