Infectious Diseases / HIV Care / Travel Medicine​

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

  • A daily Infectious Disease clinic including a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), malaria and HIV clinic.
  • A free antiretroviral therapy clinic (ART)
  • Patient and family support services.
  • Infectious diseases coverage for both the wards and intensive care units.
  • A dedicated patient hotline, triaged by a qualified nurse, to assist with questions, queries and concerns.
  • The section has a state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory with the capability to perform various specialised tests. 
  • We contribute to the infection control program at the hospital and strongly believe and encourage best infection control practices to enhance patient care and safety.​
  • A fully-fledged travel medicine clinic for vaccination, counselling and prophylaxis.
To book an appointment, please click HERE​
Telephone contact: +254 (0) 20 366 ​2029​​

​Meet our Doctors

Reena Shah, MBBS, MSCID, MRCP, FRCP (Edinburgh), and FRCP (London)
Associate Professor

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.

Rodney Adam, MD​
Professor

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.​



Michael H. Chung, MD, MPH, FRCP (Edinburgh)
Professor

Prof. Michael Chung is the Chair of the Department of Medicine. Born, raised, and educated in the United States of America (USA), he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Oberlin College in Biology and English in 1990. He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 1998. 
 
Prof. Chung trained in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, and completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in 2005. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP).
 
Prof. Chung specializes in HIV care and treatment and has been practicing medicine in both Kenya and the USA for nearly 20 years. In Kenya, he helped establish one of the largest single-site antiretroviral (ART) treatment centers in the country at the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases and practiced at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. In the USA, he has been an attending physician in Infectious Diseases at the Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Prof. Chung has led clinical trials in Kenya examining adherence to ART, testing for pre-treatment drug resistance (PDR), and cervical cancer screening and treatment among HIV-infected women. 


​​Felix Riunga, MBChB, MMed
Senior Instructor

Dr Riunga earned an MBChB degree from the University of Nairobi in 2006 and an MMed degree in Internal Medicine from Aga Khan University in 2014. He later pursued a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Aga Khan University which he completed in 2018 and included training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
 
Dr Riunga’s interests include ICU-related infectious diseases and HIV associated cryptococcal meningitis. He is an active member of the HIV Clinicians Society of Kenya.