Cardiology

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 Doctors

Mohamed Jeilan, MBChB, MRCP, FRCP (Edinburgh)

Assistant Professor

Dr Mohamed Jeilan is the Section Head of Cardiology and the Director of Cardiac Services at Aga Khan University. Educated and trained in the United Kingdom (UK), he completed an MBChB degree at the University of Southampton in 1997, a clinical fellowship in Cardiology at Northampton General Hospital in 2004, and a fellowship in Cardiac Devices Research at Glenfield Hospital in 2008. He received Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2003.

Dr Jeilan is an Interventional Cardiologist and a Cardiac Devices Specialist. Before arriving in Kenya, he was a Consultant Cardiologist at Northampton General Hospital in the UK and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Leicestershire after serving as an Interventional Cardiologist/Clinical Researcher at the University of Leicester. He has been key in introducing novel life-saving invasive procedures to sub-Saharan Africa including: the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the first renal denervation, the first intravascular ultrasound, and the first biodegradable scaffold implant.

Dr Jeilan’s expertise lies in cardiac rhythm management, percutaneous coronary intervention, and transcatheter aortic valve procedures.

 



Leonard Mzee Ngunga, MBChB, MMed, FRCP (Edinburgh) 
Assistant Professor 

Dr Mzee Ngunga received a MBChB degree from the University of Nairobi in 2001 and an MMed degree in Internal Medicine from Aga Khan University in 2008. He later pursued a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, which he completed in 2012. He joined as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of Edinburgh in 2019.

Dr Ngunga is the Assistant Secretary of the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) and serves as its Chair of the Echocardiography Taskforce. At Aga Khan University, he is the Cardiology Fellowship Director and Head of the Cardiac Care Unit. He is the recent winner of the prestigious Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award from the American Heart Association. Dr Ngunga 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.