Leadership Profiles

Professor Paul Ayuo

Dean of the Moi University School of Medicine

Professor AuyoOne of the reasons Professor Ayuo chose to become a doctor was an experience he had as a young boy in Kenya. He traveled with his uncle who needed an injection and waited in line with him all day. It was then he began to realize that "something needed to be done." After graduating from medical school at the University of Nairobi, he worked in many places throughout Kenya, joining the faculty at Moi University in 1991. He also completed a one year fellowship in Indianapolis at Regenstrief Institute in 1996. In 2009, he was named Dean of the Moi University School of Medicine, which he says "has the biggest outreach program of all the Kenyan universities." Professor Ayuo and his wife, Alice, have one son and two adopted sons. He enjoys watching soccer and spends his vacations visiting his mother in his home village.