Internal Medicine

The Section of Internal Medicine, through the resident-run clinic, strives in providing excellent patient care and patient safety. We pride ourselves in the services we provide which include:

  • A multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive holistic care to our patients with acute and/or chronic medical problems
  • A daily fully supervised resident run outpatient clinic focusing on preventative and wellness medicine
  • A joint injection procedure clinic on Thursday afternoons
  • A resident phone clinic to follow up on our patients via phone.
  • A pre-operative risk management consultation clinic
  • Coordination of patient care with other sections and departments
  • A close working relationship with the Department of Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory to ensure excellent patient care.

    To book an appointment, please click HERE​
    ​Telephone contact: +254 (0) 20 366 ​2029​​ or +254 (0) 20 366 ​1487​

​Meet our Doctors

Sayed K. Ali, MD, FACP, FRCP (Edinburgh)
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair

Dr Sayed K Ali is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University. He trained in the United States of America (USA) completing his undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York summa cum laude in 1999.
He graduated from the Stony Brook School of Medicine, New York with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2003, and completed training in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in 2006 and in Hospice and Palliative Care in 2012. In 2017, he received certification as a hypertension clinician from the American Hypertension Society. He is currently dual boarded by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians as well as the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.​​

Dr Ali is the recipient of many teaching awards including the Osler’s Teaching Award from the University of Central Florida in 2016 and 2017 and the Aga Khan University Best Faculty Award in 2018. Dr Ali is heavily involved in Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME), teaching both residents and students as well as assisting with research projects, abstracts and peer review publications. His research interest lies in improving palliative care services in Kenya including symptoms and pain management and fostering better communication strategies among medical providers and learners.

 Stephanie Bjerrum, MD, MPH, PhD
Program Director

Dr Stephanie Bjerrum is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Program at Aga Khan University. She graduated with a Master of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in 2005. She completed her Postgraduate Clinical Internship at Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark between 2005 – 2009 and has Residency training in Internal medical, Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine from the University Hospital of Copenhagen, Hvidovre Hospital and North Zeeland Hospital over periods from 2009-2011 and 2016-2018. She obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2008 and completed her PhD in HIV-associated Tuberculosis in 2015 from University of Southern Denmark based on clinical studies carried out in Ghana. She is currently undertaking fellowship in Infectious Diseases in Denmark.

Dr Bjerrum is actively engaged in research coordinating a large multidisciplinary research project on hospital acquired infections as well as supervising an ongoing trial evaluating implementation of Urine LAM for TB diagnosis. She is further working to set up structures to initiate the first prospective diagnostic accuracy study of FujiLAM with Aga Khan University Hospital as a major site amongst other research activities.