Abraham Siika, MBChB

Siika, Abraham 2011-2Dr Abraham M. Siika is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, Moi University School of Medicine and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

After completing high school education at Alliance High School, Kenya, he attended University of Nairobi for undergraduate training in Medicine and Surgery and postgraduate training in Internal Medicine. Thereafter he joined Indiana University School of Medicine for a Fellowship in Medical Informatics. Later, he completed a MSc in Clinical Research from the same institution.

Dr Siika is involved in the training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors while providing specialized clinical care to medical patients at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. He is involved in HIV care within the MOH-USAID-AMPATH Partnership program which has enrolled over 130,000 HIV-infected patients in western Kenya.

Dr Siika is currently the Leader of the Moi University Clinical Research Centre (MU CRC) that conducts clinical trials with funding from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), Medical Research Council (MRC), PEPFAR PHE, amongst others. He is also the co-Director of the Adult HIV Research Core of the AMPATH Research Network. He conducts clinical research in the area of HIV/AIDS as well as operational research in Medical Informatics. Dr Siika is a former Associate Program Manager (Clinical Services), USAID-AMPATH Partnership and Director of the AMPATH Training Institute that offers training on antiretroviral therapy to all cadres of health care workers.

Dr Siika is currently involved in the implementation of an innovative program intended to transition the MOH-USAID-AMPATH Partnership program from a HIV-oriented care and treatment program to primary healthcare and chronic disease management.