Bio

Prof. Omondi Oyoo is an Associate Professor  in the department of clinical Medicine and Therapeutics , School of Medicine , University of Nairobi, Head of rheumatology unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya and a Honorary Research Fellow in the department of musculoskeletal Biology, University of Liverpool.

Presently pursuing a PhD at Kenyatta University,  Prof.Oyoo received his medical degree from the University of Nairobi and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Nairobi.

He obtained his fellowships and gained  experience in rheumatology variously from Tel Aviv University in Israel, University of Cape town in the  Republic of south Africa, Tulane University in USA and Louisiana state university in USA  . He is particularly proud of having attended The Alliance High School in Kenya that instilled in him the value of serving others and the confidence to know that he could attain a professional career.

 Prof. Oyoo has studied international health as a Humphrey fellowship scholar at Tulane University in New Orleans and epidemiology at Aberdeen University in United Kingdom.

Prof.Oyoo is a practicing Rheumatologist in Nairobi and has  over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals  and is the author of the well regarded  book, understanding arthritis. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics. He has served as the secretary and later President  of Kenya Association of Physicians .He is a Past President of African League of associations for rheumatology (AFLAR) , Past chairman  and member of the Executive committee of the International League of Associations for Rheumatology(ILAR), Chairman, Kenya society  for rheumatology, chairman, association for arthritis and rheumatic diseases of Kenya, Founder and Chairman of Uwezo rheumatology foundation and the WHO bone and joint decade National action network coordinator for Kenya.

In the year 2010, Prof. Oyoo was  appointed  the bone and joint decade ambassador by the international steering committee , The bone and joint Decade in appreciation of his role in  promoting the goals of the bone and joint decade and in recognition of distinguished professional excellence and service to colleagues and people affected by musculoskeletal disorders;  and  in the same year he was also  proclaimed as a great mind of the 21st century by the governing board of the American Biographical institute due to significant accomplishment within , and mastery of Rheumatology.

Prof. Oyoo is a fellow of the American college of rheumatology, a member of the international task force of the American college of Rheumatology, a member of the British Society for Rheumatology  and a Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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