Paediatric Endocrinology Faculty

Mary Slessor Limbe, MD, MMed.   
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mary Slessor Limbe received her undergraduate degree from the First Medical Institute of Leningrad, followed by a postgraduate degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi. She then did her fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes at the Paediatric Endocrinology Training Centre for Africa, Nairobi and Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, receiving a certificate in Paediatric Endocrinology from the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Limbe established paediatric endocrinology and diabetes services at the hospital, leading to improved in-patient care and follow-up of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders. As part of this establishment, she introduced newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism at the hospital. Her main area of interest is growth and development. 

Dr. Limbe has been involved in the Paediatrics Residency Programme from its inception, initially as part-time and subsequently as full time faculty. She has supervised a number of dissertations by the residents and is in charge of the department’s residency mentorship programme. Apart from that, she was instrumental in setting up Paediatric Advanced Life Support Courses at the hospital, in the process, establishing the hospital as a registered European Paediatric Life Support Course Centre outside the United Kingdom. She has endeavored to ensure the center maintains its registration status, by reinforcing adherence to set standards and regulations. The Centre offers both provider and training of Trainer Courses and has produced a large number of trainers as well as a few course directors. Dr. Limbe is course director for both

Society Memberships:

Kenya Paediatric Association, Kenya Medical Association, African Society for Paediatric ans Adolescent Endocrinology, European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE),  International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)


  1. Geoffrey Omuse, Ali Kassim, Francis Kiigu, Ra’ana Hussain, Mary Limbe  “ Reference intervals for thyroid stimulating hormone and free thyroxine derived from  neonates undergoing routine screening at a university teaching hospital in Nairobi for congenital hypothyroidism at a university teaching hospital in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross- sectional study;” BMC Endocrine Disorders (2016):16-23

  1. Odundo O O, Ngwiri T, Otwoma O, Laigong P, Mukhwana R, Limbe MS, Chanzu NM. The Impact and Successes of a Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program in Africa.  International Journal of Endocrinology Vol. 2016 (2016),

           Article ID 1560248, 6 pages.

  1. Kayode A, Limbe M. Review Article on Congenital Hypothyroidism and Newborn Screening Program in Africa: the Present Situation and the Way Forward. Thyroid Disorders & Therapy. 2012, 1:1

  1. Oyenusi E, Muzsnai A, Limbe M  et al, Precocious Puberty: Who Should Be Treated? A Case Report. African Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism Vol. 10 No.2 July - December, 2011