Menu Close
Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital

Prof. Rodney Adam received his MD degree at the University of Illinois, USA in 1981 and his BA in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at Trinity International University, USA in 1976. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases as well as laboratory training in Molecular Parasitology before joining the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty. He joined the department of pathology at Aga Khan University Hospital in 2012 where he has been working in the Microbiology section with a focus on molecular diagnostics, especially related to the diagnosis of infectious diseases. His current research interests include hospital-acquired infections and their prevention. Prof. Adam is interested in the correlation of the intestinal microbiota with a variety of adverse outcomes.

Reid G, Nduti N, Sybesma W, Kort R, Kollmann TR, Adam, RD, Boga H., Brown EM, Einerhand A, El-Nezami H. Harnessing microbiome and probiotic research in sub-Saharan Africa: recommendations from an African workshop. Microbiome, 2014, 2:12.

Kibet, E., Moloo, Z., Ojwang, P.J., Sayed, S., Mbuthia, A., and Adam, R.D. (2014). Measurement of Improvement Achieved by Participation in International Laboratory Accreditation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi Experience. Am J Clin Pathol 141, 188-195.

Maina D, Revathi G, Omuse G, Adam RD. Spectrum of microbial diseases and resistance patterns at a private teaching hospital in Kenya: Implications for clinical practice. PLOS One, 2016, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147659.


  • –present
    Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital