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Joseph Kimani Wanjeri

Lecturer - Department of surgery Speciality: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Nairobi

Academic Qualifications

May 2018 – To Date: Registered at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) for PhD in Public Health
1979 – 1986: University of Nairobi, Master of Medicine and Master of Surgery (MB ChB)
1990 – 1996: University of Nairobi, Master of Medicine in General Surgery (MMed Gen Surgery)
2010-2015 University of Nairobi, Master of Public Health (MPH)

2005 – 2009
Dissertations Coordinator
Lecturer in Charge of Surgical Grand Rounds
2012 To date
Web champion of The University of Nairobi Department of Surgery: Administration of the departmental website including uploading content into the website
Have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Surgery of University of Nairobi since July 2000 when was employed on permanent and pensionable terms.

Published Papers
Wanjeri, J.K., Opeya, J.O. A
Massive abdominal wall desmoid tumour occurring in a laparotomy scar: A case report. World Journal of Surgical Oncology: 2006; 4:21-28. BioMed Central
Ombati A.N., Ndaguatha, P.L.W., Wanjeri, J.K.
Risk factors for kerosene stove explosion burns seen at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya. BURNS, 2013 May; 39(3):501-6. Elsevier
Kibor, D.K., Nyaim, E., Wanjeri, J.K.
Effects of enteral glutamine supplementation on reduction of infection in adult patients with severe burns. East African Medical Journal 2014;91(No.1)
Wanjeri, J.K., Wachira, J.M. Cleft Lip and Palate: A descriptive Comparative, Retrospective and Prospective Study of Patients with Left Deformities Managed at 2 Hospitals in Kenya. J. Craniofac Surg.2009 Sept 20(5) :pg
1352-1355. Doi: 0.1097/SCS.0b013e3181ae41f

Clinical Experience:
2007 – To date: Part-time Reconstructive Surgeon for the surgical outreach service of the African
Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)
2006 – To date: Smile Train Partner
2001 – 2015: Volunteer surgeon for Operation Smile (Have participated in more than 10
Reconstructive Surgery Missions)
Sept. 1998-to date: Consultant surgeon for the Better Living Hospital of the Seventh Day Adventist Church situated on Milimani Rd, Nairobi
Aug. 1996 - To date: Consulting Surgeon for Metropolitan Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. At this hospital, I started a cleft lip and palate repair project for poor patients. It is co-sponsored by the hospital and the
Smile Train organization with headquarters in New York
July 2000 – To date: Lecturer – Dept of Surgery, University of Nairobi & Specialist Surgeon, Plastic Surgery Unit - Kenyatta National Hospital
March 1996 – June 2000: Specialist (General Surgeon) – Kiambu District Hospital (Ministry of
Health, Kenya)
Nov. 1990-Feb. 1996: Senior House Officer – Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
Aug. 1986-Nov.1990: Medical Officer – Ministry of Health, Kenya


  • –present
    Lecturer - Dept. of Surgery, Speciality: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , University of Nairobi


  • 2015 
    University of Nairobi, MPH
  • 1998 
    Tel Aviv University, IPTM
  • 1996 
    University of Nairobi, MMed (Surgery)
  • 1986 
    University of Nairobi, MB ChB

Professional Memberships

  • Secretary General of Kenya Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (KSPRAS)