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COUNCIL MEMBERS


Hon. Chairman

Dr. Muchai Gachago
(MBChB, MMed (Ophthal), FEACO, Vitreoretinal Surgeon)
Dr. Muchai Gachago is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Department of Ophthalmology. He is also a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon currently practicing at the City Eye Hospital and the Upperhill Eye and Laser Centre (UHEAL) in Nairobi, Kenya.
He completed his Masters in Medicine (MMed) Ophthalmology, at UON and pursued his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery from the prestigious Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, Germany and at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.
He has been involved in the development of National Guidelines for Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). He has special interests in ROP, diabetic eye disease, uveitis and macular diseases.


Hon. Secretary

Dr. Sheila Marco
(MBChB, MMED (Ophthal), FEACO, Glaucoma Specialist)
Dr. Sheila Marco is a Glaucoma Specialist currently practising at the University of Nairobi (UON) and Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. She completed her Masters in Medicine (MMED) Ophthalmology, at UON and pursued her Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Alberta (Canada).
Her areas of interest include adult and paediatric glaucoma, teleophthalmology, glaucoma clinical research and development of Glaucoma Guidelines for Eastern and Central Africa region.


Hon. Treasurer

Dr. Joseph Wachira, MBChB, M.Med Ophthal (UON), Orbit and Oculoplastic surgeon.

Dr Wachira qualified as an ophthalmologist from the University of Nairobi and has undergone further training in Orbit and Oculoplastic surgery in India and Germany. He is a director at Nairobi Eye Associates and a Consultant at Kenyatta National Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and is the treasurer of the Ophthalmological Society of Kenya.
He served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the highly successful 3rd Annual COECSA Scientific Congress held in August 2015 at Enashipai Resort and Spa in Naivasha Kenya.
Dr Wachira has been a volunteer in the AMREF flying doctor program, taking eye care services to the marginalized areas of the country. He has participated in several surveys to map out eye care needs in Nairobi, Kwale and Kericho.
His extensive knowledge and experience are brought to bear when examining patients to realize his vision of being one of the highest quality eye care providers in the region.


Council Member & Immediate Past Chairman

DR GODFREY N NYAGA ( MBChB, MMed Ophthal, FEACO, Anterior segment Surgeon)
Dr Godfrey Nyaga is a consultant ophthalmologist with a special bias to anterior segment eye surgery. He is a senior ophthalmologist who has been in practice since 2004.
He is a high volume cataract surgeon and has worked for NGOs such as the Lions sightfirst eye Hospital and PCEA Kikuyu Hospital eye unit where he has been since 2009. He is an excellent pediatric cataract surgeon with a passion to help this vulnerable group in our society. He also has a busy private practice in KMA Centre Upper hill Nairobi.
Dr Nyaga is passionate about training the next crop of Ophthalmologist and is in charge of training at PCEA Kikuyu eye unit where they train postgraduate ophthalmology students.
Dr Nyaga is the immediate former chairperson of OSEA Kenya chapter now OSK. He holds a Masters degree, MMed in Ophthalmology from the University of Nairobi and an Undergraduate degree MBchB from the same university.
He is married to one wife and has two lovely daughters.


Council Member

Dr Michael M. Gichangi, MBchB, MMed (Ophth), FCOphth (ECSA), MSc (PHEC).
Head: Ophthalmic Services Unit, Ministry of Health Kenya
Council Member, Ophthalmology Society of Kenya

Dr Michael Gichangi is a public Eye Health Specialist, with about two decades of National and Global experience and practice in ophthalmology. He previously worked at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital where he also served as a field trainer and mentor of students, both at post graduate level (Ophthalmologist) and higher diploma level (Cataract Surgeons). He has served as the head of Ophthalmic Services Unit at the MoH for 12 years, where he has facilitated the implementation of two Eye Health Strategic and investment plans, through several projects, like Trachoma control, Retinoblastoma strategy and Diabetes screening among others.He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Council Member

Dr. Kibata is a consultant Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Pediatric and Vitreo-Retinal Surgery done at KCMC-Moshi Tanzania, Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town South Africa, and the Vitreo-Retinal Training School at Bremen, Germany, over a period of two years.
He has sat and passed the basic and clinical sections of the International examinations conducted by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and is a recipient of the ICO international fellow award and is a fellow of the College of Surgeons in Glasgow.
He is a member of the College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and council member of the Ophthalmological Society of Kenya (OSK) and an active member of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He is a full time consultant at UHEAL and the City Eye Hospital both in Nairobi. He is married with three children.
 
 
 
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