Dr. Mohamed Jeilan- Best Intervention Cardiologist
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of heart disease is on the rise, with limited resources and inadequate access to healthcare. Dr. Mohamed Jeilan is an Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Services who has been working tirelessly to introduce advanced cardiac care to Kenya and surrounding countries.
Education and Training
Dr. Jeilan’s journey began in the United Kingdom, where he earned his MBChB degree from the University of Southampton in 1997. He went on to complete his clinical fellowship in Cardiology at Northampton General Hospital in 2004, followed by a fellowship in Cardiac Devices Research at Glenfield Hospital in 2008. In 2003, he received Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), a prestigious qualification that recognizes doctors who have demonstrated exceptional medical knowledge and clinical skills.
Before joining Aga Khan University, Dr. Jeilan worked as a Consultant Cardiologist at Northampton General Hospital in the UK and as an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Leicestershire. He also served as an Interventional Cardiologist and Clinical Researcher at the University of Leicester, where he played a key role in developing new treatments for patients with heart disease.
Treatments and Technology
Dr. Jeilan’s expertise lies in cardiac rhythm management, percutaneous coronary intervention, and transcatheter aortic valve procedures. He has introduced several groundbreaking treatments to sub-Saharan Africa, including the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the first renal denervation, the first intravascular ultrasound, and the first biodegradable scaffold implant. These procedures have helped to improve the lives of countless patients, many of whom would not have had access to such advanced treatments otherwise.
Despite his extensive knowledge and expertise, Dr. Jeilan never forgets the importance of treating his patients with empathy and understanding. He ensures that his patients are treated with dignity and respect, and he takes the time to explain their diagnosis and treatment options in a language that they can understand.