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Multicentric Castleman’s Disease
Anne Mwirigi MBChB, MRCP, FRCPath (UK)
Dr Mwirigi is a consultant haematologist working at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She obtained her undergraduate MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 2002. After her house jobs and a medical rotation in Glasgow, she moved to London in February 2007.
Her career in Haematology began as a senior house officer at King’s College Hospital, following which she was accepted on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust Specialist Registrar Rotation in 2009. She obtained her certificate of completion of training in 2014, and thereafter took on consultant haematologist positions for a period of two and a half years at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals.
Dr Mwirigi has a passion for haematology and always planned to practice haematology in her country of birth, Kenya. Since moving back in December 2016, she has engaged with haematopathologists and clinical haematologists in the region, and is involved collaborative ventures aimed at improving the quality of haematology services in Kenya. She was a key member of the scientific committee which organised the Haematology and Oncology Society of Africa 3rd inaugural conference held in Nairobi in August 2017.
Dr. Laura Chebet Kirui MBChB BSc MRCP FRCPath
Dr. Laura Kirui is a Consultant Haemato-Oncologist, in the Department of Haematology-Oncology at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.
Alongside her work in acute leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, she has a special interest in haemostasis and thrombosis and obstetric haematology. In her role as Clinical Lead for haemostasis and thrombosis she is working to expand this service at AKUHN with new dedicated clinics, guidelines and expanded laboratory testing.
Prior to this Dr. Kirui was a Consultant Haematologist/Haemato-oncologist at the North Middlesex University Hospital, UK working in malignant and benign haematology and heading the Transfusion and Haematology laboratory.
Dr. Kirui underwent specialist training in Haematology at University College London Hospital where she received her Certificate of Completion of Training.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist, UK and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and has a Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Leeds, UK with an intercalated BSc in International Health.
Moderator: Dr. Fredrick Otieno Okinyi
Dr.Okinyi is a lecturer of haematology at the school of medicine, university of Nairobi and a consultant at Kenyatta National Hospital. He has 18years of practice of medicine in various regions in Kenya and seven years of teaching and research in Haematology. He has received trainings and fellowship in various aspects of haematology mainly oncology, palliative care, clinical haematology and hematopathology in diverse centers in the U.S.A. He is also the current chairman of chairman of Kenya sickle cell federation. He has participated in the in research and development of guidelines for clinical practice in Kenya
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine & Surgery from Moi University, a diploma in Forensic Pathology from the University of Witwatersrand. Dr. Okinyi also holds a Master’s degree in Human Pathology from the University of Nairobi. He is a fellow of City of Hope National Hospital, California.
His areas of interest are Sickle Cell disease, Aplastic anemias, Thrombotic and bleeding disorders, Leukaemias and lymphomas and Palliative oncology.