Dr. Gladwell Kiarie graduated with MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degrees from The University of Nairobi and went head to receive her post-graduate degree in Internal Medicine from the same institution. After receiving her undergraduate degrees, she did her internship at the Kenyatta National Hospital before proceeding to pursue her fellowship in Medical Oncology in London, England.
After sub-specialization in Medical Oncology, she returned to Kenya where she was one of the founding members of the Oncology Unit at the Aga Khan University Hospital and was also part of the team that set up the first Kenyatta National Hospital Tumor Board in 2007 that involved multiple personnel from surgical and medical departments.
She then joined the University of Nairobi in the Clinical Medicine Department as a Senior Lecturer. Soon afterwards, she enrolled in a PhD program with the Bart’s Cancer Institute under the supervision of Professor John Gribben. She recently received Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCPE).
She currently runs a private practice at The Nairobi Hospital and also reviews patients at other leading hospitals in Nairobi and Nakuru including The Aga Khan University Hospital, MP Shah Hospital, and Avenue Hospital. She also serves in the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board since her appointment in 2015 to the Regulatory Department of the Board.
She is a member of the Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO) where she also served as the treasurer in 2004 and is also a full member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as well as European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).
She continues to be an advocate for early diagnosis of cancer and is greatly involved in programs that focus on providing easy access to basic screening services to the under privileged including setting up oncology services at the county level. In recognition of this, she won the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2014 for screening in poor settings.