UoN's Dr Daniel K. Ojuka among 1,823 initiated into American College of Surgeons
Date and time: 
Wed, 2016-12-07 22:36

University of Nairobi surgeon among 1,823 Initiated

into American College of Surgeons

Dr. Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka was among 1,823 Initiates from around the world who

became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, in October 2016.  The year 2016 class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.

Dr. Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka received a MB ChB degree in 2000 and MMed Surgery degree in 2007 from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and is currently practicing at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) & UoN located in Nairobi/Kenya.

Dr. Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka has a strong professional interest in Breast and Endocrine surgery and holds membership in other professional societies, including

Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK), Christian Medical and Dental Association of Kenya (CMDAK).


By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College

have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must fulfil the following requirements:

possess the ability to speak and/or write in English; be a graduate of an approved

medical school; possess documentation of the completion of the basic surgical requirements determined by his or her country; possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the country and state or province in which he or she practices; have completed three years of surgical practice; have a current hospital appointment; have a current surgical practice; and display ethical fitness and professional proficiency as established by references and documentation.

Moreover, the surgeon’s acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.

The Convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day meeting, which also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 11,745, including approximately 8,127 physicians.  Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of sur-geons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. 

For more information, visit: www.facs.org


Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2018-12-31 (All day)