Leadership Profiles

Dr. Sylvester Kimaiyo

AMPATH Executive Director

Dr. KimaiyoAs Executive Director of AMPATH Care and Chief of Party of AMPATH Plus, Dr. Kimaiyo is charged with the daily running of AMPATH. He also lectures at Moi University and does rounds in the main hospital. Dr. Kimaiyo believes that "part of the job description of any AMPATH physician, regardless of their other roles, is to see patients." After graduating from medical school at the University of Nairobi, he spent five years at Moi University as the first internal medicine lecturer. He then traveled to Indiana University for a short period to learn more about HIV and cardiology, and during this time they created AMPATH to treat those with HIV. As AMPATH has expanded into chronic diseases, Dr. Kimaiyo put on his new hat and started a cardiology clinic in 2008. He has six children - ranging from his two older daughters who are in college in the United States to his youngest, an infant.