Gastroenterology​

The gastroenterology section at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi ensures excellent care for patients with disorders of the digestive system. We pride ourselves in the services we provide which include:​

  • An inpatient consultation service,
  • An outpatient consultation service,
  • Colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures,
  • Pediatric procedures including foreign body removal,
  • Patient and family education and support​​​.
To book an appointment, please click HERE​
Telephone contact: +254 (0) 733 440 739 or ​​+254 (0) 20 366 ​1271​​

​​Meet our Specialists 

Allan Rajula, MBChB, MMed, FSG (South Africa)
Consultant Gastroenterologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
 
Dr Allan Rajula is the Section Head of Gastroenterology at Aga Khan University. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with an MBChB degree in 2003 and earned his MMed degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi in 2009. He completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa in 2014 and is a fellow of the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology of the College of Physicians of South Africa (FSG).

Prior to joining Aga Khan University Hospital, Dr Rajula practiced medicine at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi. He is trained in therapeutic endoscopy procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), double balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, and pH impendence manometry.
 
Dr Rajula is a member of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), the Kenya Medical Association, the Kenya Association of Physicians (KAP), the Kenya Gastroenterology Society, and the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease (EASLD). His research interests include the pathophysiology of liver disease, epidemiology and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, and improving colon cancer screening in Kenya.

Dr Rajula is also a Senior Instructor of Gastroenterology at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about him​​​ HERE​


Dr Christopher Opio
Consultant Gastroenterologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Dr Opio is the Founding Fellow of East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians (FCP/ECSA). He holds a Fellowship in Clinical Research Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Yale University, USA and University of Texas South Western Medical School, USA respectively. He has a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University. 

Dr Opio has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist in various Hospitals and Medical Centers including our own Outreach Clinics in Kampala, Uganda. Before joining AKUH,N Dr Opio served at the Makerere University as a Senior Lecturer, Physician/Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He was also engaged in Public Service at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda as an Internal Medicine Physician/Gastroenterologist and Head of Endoscopy Unit. Dr Opio is a Visiting Professor, Gastroenterologist – Global Health at Yale University, USA.

He has very strong clinical skill set in Luminal Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary and Nutrition, which makes him a unique and valuable addition to our Internal Medicine Faculty.