Profile

Dr. Matilda Ong’ondi is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Hemato-Oncologist at the Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya’s oldest and largest hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree (2005) and a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree in Internal Medicine (2010), both from the University of Nairobi. She is registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council as an Internal Medicine Specialist.

Dr. Matilda pursued her Clinical Hemato-oncology training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia in 2017. In addition, she has undertaken various short Fellowship opportunities through the following institutions: International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Foundation (Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI Adelaide, 2017); American Society of Hematology, Visitor Training Program at The Cancer Therapy and Research Centre, San Antonio Texas (2014); and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (2010).

Her main interests are: Multiple Myeloma; Acute Leukemia; Chronic Leukemia; and Platelet disorders. Her other interests are Psycho-Oncology and Clinical Research. She is also passionate about clinical bedside teaching and mentorship.

Dr. Matilda is a member of various societies: Kenya Society of Hematologists and Oncologists (KESHO); European Hematology Association (EHA); and International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH). In addition, she served as a member of the bodies that developed the Kenya National Cancer Guidelines and NCCN Harmonized Guidelines.