Kirana BhattProfessor Kirana Bhatt
Professor of Medicine
University of Nairobi, Kenya

Professor Bhatt is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did Masters in Internal Medicine in 1978. She is interested in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Royal College of Physician in London in 1987 and thereafter Masters in Clinical Tropical Diseases from London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

She has been teaching in the Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics of University of Nairobi since 1979.

She is the Chair of Ethics and Research Committee of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and University of Nairobi (UoN) and also a member of Ethics Committee of Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). 

She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of tropical diseases. Has research interest in Leishmaniasis, Malaria and HIV. 

She was awarded staff merit award by the University of Nairobi in 2001 in recognition of outstanding contribution towards Universities mission and in 2007 was awarded Elder of Burning Spear by His Excellency the President of Kenya for the work done in the prevention of Malaria and HIV in Kenya.