Surgical Society of Kenya

The Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK) was formed in the early 1980s to champion the welfare of surgeons in the country. It was officially registered in 1989 and has a current membership of 300 surgeons throughout the country. Associate members include Residents, medical students and theatre nurses.

Member education is a key function of the society and to this end; the Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) is an educational and networking event as well as monthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) workshops.

The Society publishes bi-annually the Annals of African Surgery Journal to encourage both authorship and readership amongst members. This journal is accessible via Africa Journals Online (AJOL).

SSK runs an annual free surgical camp to give back to the community. At its last camp, over 80 participants (surgeons, anaesthetists, medical and clinical officers, nurses) operated on 227 patients over the course of 2 days.

Dr Michael Mwachiro


Dr Mwachiro is a COSECSA Country Representative for Kenya. He is a Consultant General Surgeon and also Director of Endoscopy services at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet. He is a surgical instructor and faculty for the Tenwek PAACS/COSECSA Surgery training program. He is also a council member of the Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK) and is chair of the Scientific and Research Committee. He has active research interest in early detection, treatment and palliation of oesophageal cancer.

Dr Andrew Kiarie Ndonga

MB CHB MMed (University of Nairobi). FCS-ECSA, FICS (Fellow International College of Surgeons)

Dr Ndonga is COSECSA Country Representative for Kenya. He is a Consultant General and Gastro/Endoscopic Surgeon in Private Practice. He is a Member at the Kenya Medical Association (KMA); Treasurer of the Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK) and Secretary, Kenya Catholic Doctors Association.

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Telephone 254 020 262 5975/6

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