Dr Reena Shah is Section Head of Infectious Diseases and the Fellowship Director for Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at Aga Khan University. She received her MBBS degree from the University of Southampton (UK) in 1996 and her MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians London in 2000.
She obtained a Diploma in Infectious Diseases from the University of London, UK in 2006 as well as completed Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK) in 2009. Dr Shah also holds a Master in Infectious Diseases from the University of London since 2008. She obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of Edinburgh in 2014 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of London in 2018
Dr Shah’s area of interest is Infectious Disease with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and Hepatitis B. She has been active in setting up the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the hospital. In Kenya, these diseases are of prime public health importance and there is tremendous need for applied research, development of improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, development of guidelines and contribution to national policy.
Currently, she is the lead HIV Clinician for HIV Services at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. Nationally she is the Vice Chair of the HIV Clinicians Society of Kenya, the Vice Chair of the Kenya Sepsis Alliance and an Executive Member of the Infectious Diseases Society of Kenya.
Educated in the United States of America (USA), Prof. Rodney Adam received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology from Trinity International University in 1976 and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Illinois in 1981. He graduated from medical school with honors and completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Arizona. Subsequently, Prof. Adam completed a fellowship in Molecular Parasitology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases in 1988 and joined the faculty at the University of Arizona where he was a Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology.
Prof. Adam joined Aga Khan University in 2013 and is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as well as the Department of Medicine. His current research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, hospital-acquired infections and their prevention, and the correlation of the intestinal microbiota with a variety of adverse outcomes. He also has an interest in antifungal therapy, especially for coccidioidomycosis.