Background

The Department of Medical Physiology, part of the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences is located at the College of Biological and Physical Science Chiromo Campus, off Riverside Drive.  The building funded by the Rockfellar Foundation was opened by the First President of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on 4th March 1964. 

The Department offers programs in BSc (Intercalated) Honours, MSc and PhD in Medical Physiology. Also teaches medcial physiology to undergraduate and graduate students in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science & Technology, Food Nutrition & Dietetics.

The main areas of research are Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Physiology, Pain, and Herbal and Traditional Medicine efficacy.

PAST CHAIRMANS

Dr. Hemmingway 1966-1970

Prof. David Horobin

(obituary)

1970-1971
Prof. Halzvinga 1971

Prof K. Thairu

1972-1983
Prof. Senguipta 1983-1984

Dr. Kung'u Kimani 

1984-1988

Dr. J. M. M. Njoka

1988-1998
Prof. P. G. Kioy 1998-2008

Prof. Nilesh B. Patel

2008-2015

Dr. Fredrick Bukachi

2015-