Multidisciplinary breast clinic (MBC)​

The multi-disciplinary approach brings together the three key consultants involved in the treatment plan for breast cancer patients to jointly see the patient and review the case. This involves the input of an experienced breast surgeon, the medical oncologist who will administer systemic therapy, and the radiation therapist who may ultimately need to administer radiation. This approach has been shown to provide optimal management of breast cancer.

The diagnosis of breast cancer is also multi-disciplinary and involves experts in the fields of radiology and pathology. It requires the involvement of trained breast radiologist, who performs the mammogram, followed up with an ultrasound or MRI and then perform the image guided biopsy of the suspicious lesion. That biopsy is then reviewed by a trained breast pathologist to determine the diagnosis and the pathologic characteristic of the tumor. All these experts are present at AKUH, N and are involved in the weekly Multi-Disciplinary Breast Clinic. ​

​M​eet our MBC specialists 

Professor Mansoor Saleh
Chair, Department of Haematology-oncology and Consultant Medical Oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
Qualifications
  • M.D., University of Heidelberg, West Germany (1980)
  • Doctoral Research - Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Heidelberg, West Germany (1980)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (1983)
  • Clinical/Research Fellow, Division of Haematology/Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1986)
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham / Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Director of the Phase I Program within the Clinical Center for Translational Science, serving the institution as a whole
Area of Interest
  • Clinical Research in Targeted Therapy of Cancer
Professional Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - Member
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) - Member
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) - Member
  • American Medical Association (AMA) - Member

Dr Asim Jamal
Consultant Medical Oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi
Qualifications
  • MBBS, (University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College) (1992)
  • FCPS, Internal Medicine (Fellow College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan) (2003)
  • FCPS, Medical Oncology (2009)
  • FRCP, (Edin) (2018)
​Areas of interest
  • General Medical Oncology
  • Oncology Research
​Professional associations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • Pakistan Society of Oncology
  • Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology

Dr Ronald Wasike
Consultant Breast Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 1990
  • MMed (UoN) 2000
  • FRCS (University of Alberta, Canada) 2008
​Areas of interest
  • Breast cancer
  • Health education
​Professional associations
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Chairman, Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology
  • East and Central Africa Association of Surgeons
  • Kenya Medical Association

Dr Sitna Mwanzi
Consultant Medical Oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi​

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) (2004)
  • MMed (AKU) (2009)
  • SCE Oncology (RCP UK) (2013)
  • MSc Oncology(Ulm University, Germany) (2017)
  • FRCP (Edin) (2018)
​Areas of interest
  • Breast cancer
  • Eradication of cervical cancer
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
​Professional associations
  • Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology - Chair
  • American Society of Medical Oncology
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • Kenya Physician Association
  • Kenya Medical Association
Dr Angela Waweru
Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB ( University of Sheffield, 2004)
  • MRCP (Royal College of Physicians,2010).
  • FRCR – (Royal College of Radiologist – Clinical Oncology Faculty, 2015).
​Areas of interest
  • General Radiation Oncology with interest in breast, Gynaecology.
​Professional associations
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
  • Member of Kenya Medial and Dentists Council.
  • Member of Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology.

Dr Miriam Mutebi
Consultant Breast Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 2004
  • MMed Surgery- (AKU) 2012
  • Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship (University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital) 2013-2014
  • MS Clinical Epidemiology – Weill Cornell University, New York (2016-2018)
Areas of interest
  • Women’s cancers
  • Surgical care in Africa
  • Health systems research
​Professional associations
  • Co-founder of the Pan African Women’s Association of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical society of Kenya
  • Kenya society of Haematology and Oncology​