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courtesy call by Prof. Steven Schiff

The Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi hosted Prof. Steven Schiff, MD, PhD, FACS- a Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery from Yale University on 10th June, 2024.

Prof. Schiff is a paediatric neurosurgeon and has carried out extensive work on hydrocephalus in the East African region.

During his visit he gave a talk on current trends in low-field MRI imaging coupled with deep machine learning. He also touched on various aspects of current research progress in hydrocephalus.

Elimu Tree Planting Day

Members of the department of surgery participated in in tree planting activity during the Elimu tree planting day  in Upper Kabete field station. Tree Planting Day, spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, with an aim of  planting 300 million seedlings annually.


Smile train donated two desktop computers and two printers which were presented to the Dean FHS and chairman department of surgery by Mr.Patrick (manager, education and training) and Ms.Emily(communications manager)

The Dean Faculty of health sciences Prof. G.Osanja thanked smile train for continued support including full scholarship for four MMED Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic students. every year

The chairman on his speech also thanked smile train for the same and also for microsurgery simulation lab which has great impact to the students


On February Prof.ERKKI TUKIAINEN  Chief of department, Plastic and Orthopaedics Surgeon from Helsinki University Hospital visited department of surgery. He was received by Prof. Nangole ( Thematic unit head, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery) and Dr.Nyaim ( Thematic head, General Surgery). In their conversation they agreed to start talks on how they foster collaboration between the two universities Departments. 


Neurosurgery is a rapidly growing unit in the department of surgery and to make it a world class a networking  seminar like the one organized on 9th December is necessary. The event was graced by Prof. Julius Ogeng'o  (DVC  Academic Affairs). the neurosurgeons present were  Prof Griffith.R.Harsh,Prof.Douglas Kondziolka (Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications) , Dr.Julius Kiboi  (chairman dept of surgery),Dr. C.K.Musau (neurosurgery thematic unit head) and Dr Michael Magoha among many. 


The event was held in the department of surgery on 29th NOV 2023, the main guest speaker was Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa the Vice-Chancellor of Uganda Matyrs University, Nkozi. The topic of discussion  being QUALITY IN SURGICAL EDUCATION: opportunities and challenges in East Africa. Other panelist included Dr.Julius Kiboi (Chairman,department of surgery) Dr. Paul Odula (President, Surgical Society of Kenya). Dr.Karen Mbaabu and Dr Mathenge Nduhiu (both COSESCA country representative)