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.