Clinical Microbiology Faculty

Prof Gunturu Revathi

Gunturu Revathi, the current section head of microbiology in the Department of Pathology, joined Aga Khan University in 2006 to establish PGME programs in pathology. She played a crucial role in building the section of diagnostic microbiology and establishing the teaching programs in clinical microbiology in Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. Prior to joining this position, she held the position of Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Kenyatta National Hospital and Associated College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi for eight years. She received her MD in Clinical Microbiology in 1984 from Osmania University, India. She was faculty member of Clinical Microbiology at the Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences of Delhi University in New Delhi, India for 10 years before moving to Kenya. She is a visiting scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute where she has active collaborations. She supervised numerous post graduate dissertation projects throughout her career and published 90 papers in peer reviewed journals so far. She is a member of several national and international professional bodies such as ISID, ESCMID, ERS, KACP, APECSA, GARP and KMA. She is currently chairing IPNET Kenya, a multidisciplinary society promoting education and advocacy for infection prevention and control in the region. She is on a number of National Advisory committees such as National committee on Infection prevention and control, National Antimicrobial Stewardship committee and the National technical working group for AMR surveillance of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya.

Prof Gunturu is also a Consultant Pathologist at The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. Read more about her HERE​


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Prof Rodney Adam MD  

Prof Rodney Adam received his MD degree at the University of Illinois, USA in 1981 and his BA in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at Trinity International University, USA in 1976. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases as well as laboratory training in Molecular Parasitology before joining the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty. He joined the department of pathology at Aga Khan University Hospital in 2012 where he has been working in the Microbiology section with a focus on molecular diagnostics, especially related to the diagnosis of infectious diseases. His current research interests include hospital-acquired infections and their prevention. Prof. Adam is interested in the correlation of the intestinal microbiota with a variety of adverse outcomes.

Prof Rodney is also a Consultant Pathologist at The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. Read more about him HERE


  1. Reid G, Nduti N, Sybesma W, Kort R, Kollmann TR, Adam, RD, Boga H., Brown EM, Einerhand A, El-Nezami H. Harnessing microbiome and probiotic research in sub-Saharan Africa: recommendations from an African workshop. Microbiome, 2014, 2:12.

  2. Kibet, E., Moloo, Z., Ojwang, P.J., Sayed, S., Mbuthia, A., and Adam, R.D. (2014). Measurement of Improvement Achieved by Participation in International Laboratory Accreditation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi Experience. Am J Clin Pathol 141, 188-195.

  3. Maina D, Revathi G, Omuse G, Adam RD. Spectrum of microbial diseases and resistance patterns at a private teaching hospital in Kenya: Implications for clinical practice. PLOS One, 2016, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147659.