Prof SWO Ogendo 2012 to 28th October 2015
Prof  SWO Ogendo          2012 to 28th October 2015

Prof.Stephen W.O.Ogendo did his internship at Coast Provincial General Hospital and worked as a Medical Officer in Lamu and Kwale before moving to the Kenyatta National Hospital as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in 1984. In September 1987, he was posted to Kabarnet District Hospital to work as the District Surgeon a post he left in December 1988 to join the Department of Surgery of the University of Nairobi (UoN) as a lecturer.

He was trained as a Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon in England from 1994 to 1997 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer soon after returning to Kenya. He was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2001 and to Professor in August 2011.

Professor SWOO is a seasoned researcher with many publications to boot and has supervised many post-graduate research.  He is an active member of the Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

He was Chairman of the UoN Department of Surgery from 2012 to 28th October 2015 and his tenure was characterized by improvements in many areas and particularly with regard to Information Communication Technology (ICT). He is very meticulous, extremely hardworking and was always ‘the earliest bird’ in the department.