Kenya—Dr. Vijaysinh Namdeo Patil has been appointed as the Director of the Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology at Nairobi West Hospital.

He earned his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India, along with his DNB (Medicine & Cardiology) from the National Board of Examinations in India.

Subsequently, he was awarded an FNB in Intervention Cardiology from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore, India.

Additionally, he holds the title of Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) in the United States and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) for his contributions to cardiology.

In extending a warm welcome via a LinkedIn post, Nairobi West Hospitals expressed their privilege to have Dr. Patil join their team.

The hospital emphasized the collaborative effort his appointment will bring to advancing healthcare interventions. The hospital anticipates a long-lasting impact on patient treatment outcomes.

The announcement garnered congratulations from Dr. Patil’s former colleague, Mwita Emmanuel, the ICT lead at Mediheal Group of Hospitals.

He described him as the epitome of a gifted hand and a consummate gentleman. Emmanuel expressed confidence in Dr. Patil’s value as an asset to Nairobi West Hospital and a gift to humanity.

With approximately 12 years of cardiology experience and over 2 years of employment experience in Kenya, Dr. Patil has notably performed groundbreaking surgeries in Kenya, including the first balloon-mounted TAVI surgery and the first trans jugular PDA device closure.

With over 2000 angioplasty operations and expertise in various cardiac interventions, he has significantly contributed to cardiac care innovation in Kenya and beyond.

Before joining Nairobi West Hospital, Dr. Patil served as the chief interventional cardiacologist at Mediheal Group of Hospitals in Kenya.

His career includes roles such as director of the catheter lab and consultant at Wockhardt Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra, India, and consultant cardiologist at Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore.

He has also served as a fellow in interventional cardiology at the Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, and as a consultant physician at the GMC in Nagpur during his time in India.

His expertise spans adult and cardiac interventions, simple and complex coronary interventions, peripheral interventions, aortic interventions, coarctation stenting, and adult and pediatric echocardiography.

Dr. Patil is well-versed in device closure for birth defects, modern structural heart disease therapies, valvular disease procedures, and electrophysiological device implantations.

Other areas of proficiency include transesophageal echo, dobutamine stress echo, TMT, Holter monitoring, DVT, and pulmonary embolism procedures.

Established in the 1980s, Nairobi West Hospital prioritizes the welfare of humanity, offering affordable, high-quality healthcare.

The hospital specializes in orthopedics, gynecology, internal medicine, oncology, dentistry, paediatrics, urology, and cardiology.

Notably, the hospital played a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing COVID-19 tests and following home isolation recommendations.