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Academic Qualifications:

I.O.M., M.B.B.S. (Lagos), F.R.C.S., F.W.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.I.B.A, M.S.I.C., FCS(ECSA), FAAS, FMCS(Urol)

Extra Responsibilities:

Professor of Surgery

Curriculum Vitae:

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Prof. George A. O. Magoha is the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi (UoN) and a Professor of Surgery and Consultant Urologist, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. Born in 1952, Prof. Magoha attended primary and secondary schools in Kenya before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he studied Medicine. He furthered his studies in Surgery and Urology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University College hospital, Ibadan, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital, London Department of Urology, where he earned various academic awards. Prof. Magoha has also earned various international professional honours and awards.

Prof. Magoha joined UoN as a Lecturer in Urological Surgery in 1988 and rose through the ranks to become full Professor of Surgery in 2000. He has served in various administrative positions at the University of Nairobi rising from Chairman of the Academic Department of Surgery in 1999 to Vice-Chancellor in January 2005. He also serves as a Honorary Consultant Surgeon and Urologist at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Prof. Magoha has published in more than 51 peer-reviewed publications and supervised to completion over 40 Master of Medicine in Surgery students. He is a member of numerous professional bodies and is actively involved in various studies in male erectile dysfunction, prostate, testicular and penile cancers, circumcision and HIV/AIDs.

Prof. Magoha is married to Dr. Barbara O. Magoha and together they are blessed with a son, Michael.




1. Enjoys wide reading of International current affairs.
2. Walking and Jogging.
3. Enjoys Classical Music.
4. Reading History.
5. Gardening and tree planting.