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This profile was last updated on 2/21/09  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Betty M. Gikonyo

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Kenya Medical Women Association
  • Member
    Kenya Cardiac Society
  • Member
    Kenya Peadiatric Association
  • Co-Founder
    Heart

Education

  • Masters Degree , Paediatrics
    University of Nairobi
  • bachelor's degree , Medicine and Surgery
    University of Nairobi
36 Total References
Web References
THE KAREN HOSPITAL - Welcome to the Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
www.karenhospital.org, 21 Feb 2009 [cached]
CHIEF EXECUTIVE - Dr. Betty Muthoni Gikonyo
Dr. Betty Gikonyo is a consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, a co-founder of Heart to Heart Foundation and Chief Executive of The Karen Hospital.
She has a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters Degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi as well as post graduate sub specialization in Paediatric Cardiology from University of Minnesota , USA .
Dr. Gikonyo is a member of Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Cardiac Society, Kenya Peadiatric Association, and Kenya Medical Women Association.
She is also a council member of the University of Nairobi , Chairperson of Nairobi Health Management Board and Chair of the University of Nairobi Alumni Association .
Dr. Betty Gikonyo has been awarded the Giants Federation of Kenya Giant Award for dedication in Medicine and Cardiology.
Our People
www.karenhospital.org, 7 July 2012 [cached]
Dr. Betty Gikonyo is a consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, a co-founder of Heart to Heart Foundation (Charity arm of The Karen Hospital) and Chief Executive of The Karen Hospital. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters Degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi in 1975 as well as a post graduate sub specialization in Paediatric Cardiology from University of Minnesota in the USA.
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Dr. Betty Gikonyo has been awarded the Giants Federation of Kenya Giant Award for dedication in Medicine and Cardiology.
Company Overview | Welcome To Karen Hospital
karenhospital.org, 3 May 2014 [cached]
Founded by eminent Cardiologist, Dr. Betty Gikonyo, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to Kenya the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Karen Hospitals is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
Dr. Betty Gikonyo is one of ...
edition.cnn.com, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr. Betty Gikonyo is one of Kenya's top pediatric heart surgeons. She is the chief executive of the Karen Hospital, a state-of-the art medical facility just outside Nairobi. She is the chief executive of the Karen Hospital, a state-of-the art medical facility just outside Nairobi. Gikonyo giving her speech during the official launch of The Karen Hospital in 2006. Gikonyo giving her speech during the official launch of The Karen Hospital in 2006. Today, the medical facility has some 450 staff and five satellite centers spread outside Nairobi, says Gikonyo. Today, the medical facility has some 450 staff and five satellite centers spread outside Nairobi, says Gikonyo.
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Dr. Betty Gikonyo is a leading pediatric heart surgeon from Kenya She has devoted her life to alleviating suffering of disadvantaged children She helped establish a 102-bed state-of-the-art medical facility outside Nairobi
Editor's note:African Voices is a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. Follow the team on Twitter.
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Betty Gikonyo's life changed forever at 30,000 feet.
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"He started getting difficulty in breathing," recalls Gikonyo. "He started foaming through the mouth," she continues. "We were very fortunate because we had the medication, and we found ourselves administering medicine in the air."
After a short stop in Brussels to allow the boy's condition to stabilize, the group were finally able to continue their journey -- but the experience left a lasting impression on Gikonyo, shaping her mission to provide necessary healthcare for children in need.
"[It's that] feeling that you need to do something for somebody you don't know so that they can be comfortable, so that they can enjoy life the way you do," she says.
Gikonyo has since returned to Kenya where she has become a leading pediatric cardiologist. Focused on improving access to quality healthcare, her illustrious career has seen her help establish the Heart to Heart Foundation, which raises funds for disadvantaged children to receive lifesaving surgery.
Gikonyo also began organizing medical airlifts overseas so children could receive the vital treatment. But it was in 2006 when the Kenyan doctor realized her 20-year dream of opening a state-of-the-art facility where could treat children with ailing hearts, the Karen Hospital just outside Nairobi.
Watch the video below to learn more about Gikonyo's continued mission to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of countless children.
THE KAREN HOSPITAL - Welcome to the Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
www.karenhospital.org, 21 Feb 2009 [cached]
CHIEF EXECUTIVE - Dr. Betty Muthoni Gikonyo Dr. Betty Gikonyo is a consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, a co-founder of Heart to Heart Foundation and Chief Executive of The Karen Hospital.
She has a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters Degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi as well as post graduate sub specialization in Paediatric Cardiology from University of Minnesota , USA .
Dr. Gikonyo is a member of Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Cardiac Society, Kenya Peadiatric Association, and Kenya Medical Women Association.
She is also a council member of the University of Nairobi , Chairperson of Nairobi Health Management Board and Chair of the University of Nairobi Alumni Association .
Dr. Betty Gikonyo has been awarded the Giants Federation of Kenya Giant Award for dedication in Medicine and Cardiology.
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