Leadership Profiles

Dr. Chite Asirwa

Medical Co-director, AMPATH Oncology and Hematology Program

Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, IU School of Medicine

ChiteDr. Chite Asirwa completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees at Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya. He completed a 3-year internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and continued with a 3-yearsub-specialty fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. His research focus is on hematological disorders: sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma; and solid tumors: breast cancer, prostate cancer, head and neck cancers and HIV-related malignancies. He is also at the forefront of establishing the electronic medical records in oncology as well as creating the oncology curriculum for training at  a fellowship level, nursing level and advanced practitioners level. In his current role as Medical Co-director of the AMPATH Oncology and Hematology Program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the IU School of Medicine he is charged with helping to build the AMPATH Oncology Institute in Eldoret, a position he has held since 2011 to date. An additional role, he also serves as Visiting Faculty at Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya, where he teaches undergraduates and post-graduate students. Currently he lives in Eldoret, and enjoys mountain climbing (he recently climbed to the summit of Mt. Kenya with a group fundraising to benefit the new chronic disease care building in Eldoret), reading novels, traveling, jogging and weight-training in his spare time.