Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa

Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa epitomizes excellence in the field of neurosurgery, serving as a dedicated Resident Neurosurgeon at the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With a distinguished academic background encompassing an MD, MMED, and MSc in Brain and Spine Surgery, Dr. Rutabasibwa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his clinical practice. As a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Residency Program at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) MUHIMBILI COMPLEX, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of neurosurgeons, imparting invaluable insights and guidance to aspiring medical professionals.

Dr. Rutabasibwa’s dedication to advancing the field of neurosurgery extends beyond his clinical and academic roles. He is actively involved in research endeavors aimed at furthering our understanding of neurological disorders and exploring innovative treatment modalities. Through his commitment to continuous learning and professional development, Dr. Rutabasibwa remains at the forefront of medical advancements, ensuring that his patients receive the highest standard of care. His unwavering passion for improving patient outcomes and his leadership in education and research underscore his status as a respected figure in the neurosurgical community, making him a trusted and valued asset to both his colleagues and patients alike.

In addition to his clinical, academic, and research pursuits, Dr. Rutabasibwa is deeply committed to community outreach initiatives aimed at raising awareness about neurological health and promoting preventive measures. Through his multifaceted contributions to neurosurgery, Dr. Rutabasibwa exemplifies a steadfast commitment to excellence, compassionate patient care, and the advancement of medical knowledge, leaving an indelible mark on the field and positively impacting the lives of countless individuals in Tanzania and beyond.

Current Workplace

Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI)

  • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Establishment: Founded in 1994
  • Specializations: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
  • Services Offered: Comprehensive orthopedic and neurosurgical care, rehabilitation services
  • Facilities: State-of-the-art operating theaters, diagnostic imaging services, rehabilitation units
  • Team: Highly skilled and experienced medical professionals including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists
  • Approach: Multidisciplinary approach to treatment, personalized care plans tailored to each patient’s needs
  • Education and Training: Hosts training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows; provides hands-on experience and specialized training in orthopedic and neurosurgical techniques
  • Research: Conducts research into new treatments and technologies, contributes to the global body of knowledge in musculoskeletal and neurological disorders


Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) is a renowned medical institution located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopedic and neurosurgical care. Established in 1994, MOI has since become a leading center of excellence in East Africa, offering specialized services in orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, and related fields. The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern operating theaters, diagnostic imaging services, and rehabilitation units, enabling the delivery of high-quality care to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.


  • Resident Neurosurgeon
    • Organization: Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI)
    • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Lecturer and Coordinator, Residency Program
    • Organization: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) MUHIMBILI COMPLEX
    • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa is a distinguished Resident Neurosurgeon at the renowned Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With an impressive array of qualifications including an MD, MMED, and MSc in Brain and Spine Surgery, Dr. Rutabasibwa brings extensive expertise to his role, providing exceptional care to patients with neurological disorders. Additionally, he serves as a dedicated Lecturer and Coordinator of the Residency Program at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) MUHIMBILI COMPLEX, where he plays a vital role in shaping the future of neurosurgical practice through education and mentorship. Dr. Rutabasibwa’s commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research makes him a valuable asset to the medical community in Tanzania.


  • Organization: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) MUHIMBILI COMPLEX
    • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Specialization: Neurosurgery

Dr. Rutabasibwa’s contribution in the field of Neurosurgery

1: Organizing Committee for Neurotrauma Course

Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa played a pivotal role as part of the organizing committee for the Neurotrauma Course for East, Central, and Southern Africa in collaboration with the Brain and Spine Centre at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, US. This initiative aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with neurotrauma across the region. By facilitating collaboration between international experts and local practitioners, the course provided specialized training and resources to improve the management and treatment of neuro traumatic injuries. Dr. Rutabasibwa’s contribution to organizing this course underscores his commitment to advancing neurosurgical education and improving patient care in East, Central, and Southern Africa.

2: Host of the Sprint AI Training for African Imaging Knowledge Translation

Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa served as the host for the Sprint AI Training for African Imaging Knowledge Translation, a significant initiative aimed at leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance medical imaging practices in Africa. By hosting this training, Dr. Rutabasibwa facilitated the dissemination of knowledge and skills related to AI applications in medical imaging, empowering healthcare professionals to utilize advanced technologies for improved patient diagnosis and treatment. This initiative reflects Dr. Rutabasibwa’s commitment to promoting innovation and advancing healthcare delivery through the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

3: Speaker for the WFNS 2022 Congress

Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa’s participation as a speaker at the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2022 Congress highlights his expertise and leadership in the field of neurosurgery. As a speaker, Dr. Rutabasibwa had the opportunity to share his insights and experiences with an international audience of neurosurgeons, researchers, and healthcare professionals. By contributing to the discourse on the latest advancements and best practices in neurosurgery, Dr. Rutabasibwa played a crucial role in fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the global neurosurgical community. His participation in the WFNS 2022 Congress underscores his commitment to advancing the field of neurosurgery and improving patient outcomes on a global scale.



  • Tanzania Neurosurgery Society
  • Global Neurosurgery Fellow


  • Tanzania Medical Board

Services offered by Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa

  1. Brain Tumor Surgery
  2. Spinal Fusion Surgery
  3. Decompressive Craniectomy
  4. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders
  5. Cerebrovascular Surgery 
  6. Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
  7. Epilepsy Surgery 
  8. Stereotactic Radiosurgery 
  9. Peripheral Nerve Surgery 
  10. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Placement for Hydrocephalus
  11. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 


  1. How to book an appointment with Dr. Nicephorus Boniface Rutabasibwa?

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  1. How long does it typically take to recover from neurosurgery?


The recovery period from neurosurgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the individual patient’s condition. While some patients may experience rapid recovery and return to normal activities within a few weeks, others may require more time for rehabilitation and recovery.


  1. What should I expect during a consultation with a neurosurgeon?


During a consultation with a neurosurgeon, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic tests. The neurosurgeon will discuss treatment options, potential risks and benefits of surgery, and answer any questions or concerns you may have about your condition and proposed treatment plan.

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