The section of cardiology strives to ensure excellent patient care and patient safety. We pride ourselves in the services we provide which include:

  • A state-of-the-art catherization lab that cater to our patients who need invasive, often life-saving, procedures. 
  • A range of non-invasive procedures to assist our patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • A heart attack service that is considered one of the best in Africa. 
  • An on-call cardiology team readily available to evaluate patients with heart symptoms including heart attacks. 
  • International standards and best practices to ensure that our patients are taken care of in a timely manner. 
  • An arrhythmia service provided by visiting faculty from the top institutions in the world, including the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America.  
  • A daily heart clinic with the ability to cater to all the needs of a patient. 
  • A multidisciplinary team experienced at evaluating and managing complex cardiovascular processes.​
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​Telephone contact: +254 (0) 20 366 ​2073​

​​Meet our heart specialists 

Dr Mohamed Jeilan, DM, MRCP, CCT
Assistant Professor
Dr Jeilan, is the Section Head of Cardiology and the Director of Cardiac Services

Dr Jeilan has been key in introducing novel life-saving invasive procedures at the hospital including: the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the first renal denervation, the first intravascular ultrasound, and the first biodegradable scaffold implant in sub-Saharan Africa. 

His expertise lies in cardiac rhythm management, percutaneous coronary intervention, and transcatheter aortic valve procedures. He is the recipient of the Oxford University School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Award. ​

Anders Barasa, MD, PhD
Senior Instructor

Dr Barasa has been a member of the faculty since 2014 and is the Section’s Research Director. Before joining the university, he was a Staff Cardiologist/Cardiology Fellow in the Department of Cardiology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden between 2011 and 2014. He wrote his research thesis on heart failure in the young and in pregnancy. 

His areas of expertise are ECG, echocardiography, hypertension, and heart failure, while his research interest include heart failure, peripartum cardiomyopathy, and cardiac imaging. Dr Barasa is an executive member of the Kenya Cardiac Society and an active member of the Danish Society of Cardiology, Swedish Society of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiology. 

Leonard Mzee Ngunga , MBChB, MMed
Assistant Professor 

Dr Mzee Ngunga, is a Cardiology Fellowship Director
His research interests include: cardiac arrest, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is the recent winner of the prestigious Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award from the American Heart Association.
He is currently studying cardiac arrest in Kenya and is initiating a registry to study patients with heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, vascular thromboembolism, and atrial fibrillation. Dr Ngunga is the assistant secretary of the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) and serves as the Chair of the Echocardiography Taskforce at KCS. He is also an active member of the European Society of Cardiology.

To find a doctor, please click HERE​ ​
To book an appointment, please click HERE
​​Telephone contact: +254 (0) 20 366 ​2073​​