Dr. Othman W. Kiloloma

Dr. Othman W. Kiloloma is a distinguished neurosurgeon and lecturer at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Institute, where he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of neurosurgery. With years of experience in both clinical practice and academic instruction, Dr. Kiloloma is recognized for his exceptional skills in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological disorders, including brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and vascular malformations. His commitment to advancing neurosurgical care is evident in his dedication to staying abreast of the latest developments in the field, ensuring that his patients receive the highest standard of care.

Dr. Kiloloma’s journey into the field of neurosurgery was sparked by a deep-rooted passion for understanding the complexities of the brain and nervous system. From an early age, he exhibited a natural curiosity and aptitude for science, which laid the foundation for his academic pursuits. After completing his medical education and training, Dr. Kiloloma embarked on a specialized path in neurosurgery, drawn to the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients facing neurological challenges. His relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering dedication to his patients have solidified his reputation as a trusted neurosurgical expert within his community and beyond.

As both a clinician and an educator, Dr. Kiloloma plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of neurosurgery in Tanzania. Through his dual roles at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Institute, he not only provides exceptional care to his patients but also imparts his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of neurosurgeons. Dr. Kiloloma’s commitment to mentorship and professional development ensures that his students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the demanding field of neurosurgery, leaving a lasting impact on the field for years to come.

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.


  • Neurosurgeon, Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), Dec 1999 – Present (24 years, 4 months)

With over two decades of dedicated service as a neurosurgeon at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), Dr. Othman W. Kiloloma brings a wealth of experience to his practice. Over the course of his career, he has successfully performed numerous neurosurgical procedures, ranging from intricate brain surgeries to complex spinal interventions. Dr. Kiloloma’s extensive experience has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of neurological conditions and their treatment, enabling him to provide comprehensive care to his patients with confidence and expertise. His commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in neurosurgery ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care, tailored to their individual needs. As a trusted member of the neurosurgical team at MOI, Dr. Kiloloma continues to make significant contributions to the field, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of his patients and the broader medical community.


  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  • Specialization in Neurosurgery


  • Tanzania Neurosurgery Society
  • Global Neurosurgery Fellow


  • Tanzania Medical Board

Services offered by Dr. Othman W. Kiloloma

  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. Othman W. Kiloloma ?

You can book an appointment and also get price estimates of services by Dr. Othman W. Kiloloma through our website.

  1. What are the common signs that indicate a person may need neurosurgical treatment?

Common signs that may indicate the need for neurosurgical treatment include persistent headaches, numbness or weakness in the limbs, difficulty walking or maintaining balance, seizures, changes in vision or speech, and loss of bladder or bowel control. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with a neurosurgeon for further evaluation and appropriate management.

  1. What is the recovery process like after spine surgery, and how long does it typically take to return to normal activities?

The recovery process after spine surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure performed, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and pre-existing conditions. In general, patients may experience some discomfort or stiffness in the surgical area initially, but this typically improves over time with proper pain management and rehabilitation. Most patients can gradually resume normal activities within a few weeks to months after surgery, although strenuous activities may need to be avoided for a longer period.

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