Leonard Mzee Ngunga, MBChB, MMed, FRCP (Edinburgh)
Dr Mzee Ngunga received an MBChB degree from the University of Nairobi in 2001 and an MMed degree in Internal Medicine from Aga Khan University in 2008, being the first group to graduate from the program upon its inception in 2004. He later pursued a fellowship in cardiology and interventional Cardiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, which he completed in 2012. Since then Dr Ngunga has been active in clinical, academic and research work at the University. He has been admitted as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of Edinburgh in 2019 and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2020.
Dr Ngunga is currently an assistant professor in the department of medicine and is the director of cardiology fellowship training program. He is Head of the Cardiac Care Unit at the Aga Khan University Hospital overseeing advancements in care for patients with complex heart disease. He is part of the team that developed the clinical care certification pathway (CCPC) that enables the hospital expedite treatment of patients with heart attack.
Dr Ngunga is a multiple winner of the prestigious Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award from the American Heart Association in 2017, 2018 and 2020 for the best scientific abstracts from Kenya. He is currently studying heart disease in Kenya through a competitively awarded grant by the government of Kenya.
He is a former assistant Secretary of the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) and serves as an executive member of the Echocardiography Taskforce.