Oncology Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Asim Jamal Shaikh, MBBS, FCPS, SCE
Assistant Professor 

Dr. Asim Shaikh, the section head of medical oncology, received his MBBS degree from the University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1992 and a fellowship in medical oncology from the Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan in 2009. He completed his specialty certificate examination in medical oncology from the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 2016. His main clinical and research interests include: breast cancer, gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and lymphomas. Dr. Asim recently received a grant from the AKU University Research Committee (URC) to examine mammographic breast density and pathologic subtypes of breast cancer. Dr. Asim is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cancer Prevention and Current Research and a reviewer for the Cancer Journal of Science Domain as well as the Journal of Solid Tumors. Dr. Asim is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, Pakistan Society of Oncology, and the Kenya Society of Hematology and Oncology.


  1. Shaikh AJ, Maeve M, Sayed , Ndumia R , Abayo I, Orwa J, Wasike R, Moloo Z, and Gretchen G. Mammographic Breast Density and Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes: The Kenyan-African Aspect. iBioMed Research International, vol. 2018, Article ID 6026315, 2018.

  2. Omondi S, Weru J, Shaikh AJ, Yonga G. Factors that influence advance directives completion amongst terminally ill patients at a tertiary hospital in Kenya. BMC Palliat Care. 2017;16(1):9.

  3. Sayed S, Moloo Z, Wasike R, Bird P, Oigara R, Njoroge FW, Shaikh AJ, Prasad SV, Vinayak S, Gierach GL, Dawsey SM, Palakal M, Fan S, Mullooly M, Chauhan R, Okiro P, Gakinya S, Nzioka A, Kyobutungi C, Mohamed S, Haregu T, Mussajee M, Bonass B, Mariwa C, Sherman OA, Mohammed A, Gachii A, Githaiga J, Karanu , Nyagah R, Njoroge R, Muramba , Otieno JO, Raburu DO, Mwachiro EB, Abayo I, Saleh M. Ethnicity and breast cancer characteristics in Kenya. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017.

Sitna Mwanzi MBChB, MMed, MSc, MRCP  
Senior Instructor 

Dr Sitna Mwanzi received her MBChB from the University of Nairobi in 2004 and her MMed from Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi in 2009. She pursued oncology specialty training at Barts Health Trust in the United Kingdom and received an MSc in Advanced Oncology from Ulm University in Germany in 2017. Her current areas of research include: breast cancer, eradication of cervical cancer, and chronic myeloid leukemia. Dr. Mwanzi is the recipient of a grant from Astra Zeneca looking at the knowledge, attitude and beliefs of mothers and healthcare workers on HPV infection, HPV vaccine and HPV role in cervical cancer in a semi-urban setting in Kenya. She is an active member of the American Society of Medical Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology, Kenya Physician Association (KPA), and Kenya Medical Association (KMA). She is the current treasurer of the Kenya Society of Hematologist and Oncologist (KESHO). Dr. Mwanzi is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom.


  1. Othieno-Abinya, N, Mwanda W, Maina J, Odhiambo A, Oyiro P, Dindi E, Waweru A, Mwanzi S. Exploring Occupational and Familial Risks for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia: Journal of US-China Medical Science 2013 Jan 14(1): 31-35 

  2. Shavadia J, Yonga G, Mwanzi S, Jinah A, Moriasi A, Otieno H. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of atrial fibrillation and flutter at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2013;24(2):6-9