Magoha George Albert

Magoha George Albert was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2006. As a fellow, Magoha George Albert contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Prof. George A. O. Magoha is the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi (UoN), a Professor of Surgery and Consultant Urologist, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. He is also the current Chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and Chairman of Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS). Born in 1952, Prof. Magoha had his primary education in Yala and Nairobi before joining Starehe Boys Centre and Strathmore School for High School education in Kenya. He thereafter proceeded to the University of Lagos where he studied Medicine. He furthered his studies in Surgery and Urology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital, London Department of Urology, where he earned various academic awards. He trained in executive management at the University of Stanford, USA. He has many international professional honours and awards. Locally, the awards include Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS). Prof. Magoha established his career in medicine in Lagos University Teaching Hospital as an intern and rose to Senior Resident and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. He also served as an Honorary Lecturer in the same hospital and a Consultant Surgeon in Various leading hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria. Prof. Magoha joined UoN as a Lecturer in Urological Surgery in 1988 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor of Surgery in 2000. He has served in various administrative positions at the University of Nairobi among them; Chairman of the Academic Department of Surgery in 1999, Dean, Faculty of Medicine in 2000, Principal, College of Health Sciences in 2001, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance in 2002 and currently as the Vice-Chancellor from January 2005. He also serves as an Honorary Consultant Surgeon and Urologist at Kenyatta National Hospital and is the current President of the Association of African Universities (AAU). Prof. Magoha has published more than 51 peer-reviewed publications and supervised to completion of over 40 Master of Medicine (Surgery) students. He is a member of many professional bodies in urology and surgery and is actively involved in various studies in male erectile dysfunction, prostate, testicular and penile cancers, circumcision and HIV/AIDs. He was recently elevated to membership of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS). Prof. Magoha is married to Dr. Barbara O. Magoha and together they are blessed with a son, Dr. Michael Magoha.