Internal Medicine

Internal medicine or general internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of acute or chronic diseases, with special focus on coordinating care for adult with many medical problems or diseases.  We also specializes in health promotion, early and appropriate screening and prevention of diseases.  The Section of Internal Medicine, 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.

    Co​ntact us

    To book an appointment, please contact:

    +254 (0) 111 011 888 / +254 (0) 730 011 888

    patient.referral@aku.edu 

    To book an appointment online click HERE

​Meet our Doctors

Sayed K. Ali, MD, FACP, FRCP (Edinburgh)
Associate Professor and Consultant Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr Sayed K. Ali is currently a faculty in the Department of Medicine and the EHR Lead Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.  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 fostering better communication strategies among medical providers and learners.


 Dr Rajiv Patel

Consultant Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr Rajiv is the current program coordinator for the Department of Medicine at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the AIMST University, Malaysia. He completed his Master’s (MMED) in Internal Medicine from the Aga Khan University in 2018. During his residency, he was the chief resident and received multiple awards including the best resident of the year award. After successful completion of his residency, he worked at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  He also served as the Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine, internship coordinator and Chair of the Hospital Ethics committee. 
 
Dr Rajiv is an integral part of the Internal Medicine team, with active involvement of patient care and education in both the inpatient and clinic.  He also plays an active role in mentoring and tutoring the residents and medical students that rotate within medicine.  His main interest lies in graduate medical education and fostering innovative ways of improving delivery of healthcare to Kenyans.