Dr. Grace Mbatia- Best Pediatric Hematologist

As a parent, hearing the news that your child has cancer can be one of the most devastating experiences of your life. That’s why having a highly trained and dedicated physician like Dr. Grace Mbatia can make all the difference in the world. In Nairobi, Kenya, at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Dr. Mbatia practices as a consultant paediatric haemato-oncologist. She has the training and experience necessary to treat children with cancer and blood diseases in the best way possible.

Education and Training

Dr. Mbatia’s journey to becoming a paediatric haemato-oncology expert began at the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine, where she received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. After finishing her undergraduate studies at the same institution, she continued her education by earning a Master of Medicine degree in Paediatrics and Child Health. Later, she received further training in the collaborative Paediatric Oncology Programme at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in the USA, and the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 in Cairo.

Contributions to the Field

Significant strides have been made by Dr. Mbatia in the field of paediatric haemato-oncology, particularly in Kenya. Dr. Mbatia devoted a two-year period of her life to volunteering at Kenyatta National Hospital, providing assistance to academic and clinical services in paediatric haemato-oncology. Moreover, she has conducted research on child health and paediatric HIV for numerous USAID and WHO-funded projects at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Nairobi, and the Network of AIDS Researchers of East and Southern Africa.

Apart from her work in haemato-oncology, Dr. Mbatia is also interested in medical education and enhancing paediatric oncology care in resource-limited settings. She remains an active member of the Kenya Paediatric Association and the American Society of Paediatric Hemato-oncology, where she shares her expertise and contributes to research.

Creative Approaches to Treatment

Dr. Mbatia uses a range of approaches to provide optimal care for children with cancer. She employs the latest technology and treatments available, including advanced imaging techniques, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and bone marrow transplant. Her success rates are impressive, with many children receiving successful treatment for their cancer and going on to lead healthy lives.

Awards and Recognitions

  • In 2018, Dr. Mbatia received the International Paediatric Oncology Society Young Investigator Award for her research on paediatric oncology in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In 2016, the Network of AIDS Researchers of East and Southern Africa honored her with the Outstanding Service and Contribution Award for her contributions to paediatric HIV research and education.

Patient Reviews of Dr. Grace Mbatia

My daughter was suffering from a rare type of cancer, and we were devastated when we received the news. However, Dr. Grace Mbatia’s expertise in paediatric haemato-oncology gave us hope. She explained the treatment plan to us in detail and answered all our questions with patience. The technology she used during the treatment was top-notch, and we were able to see a noticeable improvement in my daughter’s condition. We are grateful to Dr. Mbatia and her team for their excellent care. – James Kimani, father of 10-year-old patient

“I took my son to see Dr. Grace Mbatia for his recurring stomach issues, and I was blown away by her expertise and caring nature. She listened carefully to our concerns and recommended a few tests that helped to identify the underlying issue. She then prescribed a treatment plan that involved medication and dietary changes, and my son is feeling so much better now. We’re grateful to Dr. Mbatia for her compassionate care and effective treatment.” – Jessica Smith, mother of 8-year-old patient

“I had been struggling with my son’s allergies for years, trying various treatments without much success. But then we met Dr. Grace Mbatia and everything changed. She recommended allergy testing, which helped to identify the specific triggers, and then prescribed a treatment plan that included allergy shots and medication. My son’s symptoms have significantly improved and he’s able to enjoy his life without the constant discomfort. We’re so grateful for Dr. Mbatia’s expertise and care.”- Linda Wambui, mother of 6-year-old allergy patient


1. What types of childhood cancers does Dr. Grace Mbatia specialize in treating?

Dr. Grace Mbatia specializes in treating various types of childhood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumour, and bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

2. How can I make an appointment with Dr. Grace Mbatia?

You can make an appointment with Dr. Grace Mbatia online here.

3. What should I bring to my child’s first appointment with Dr. Grace Mbatia?

You should bring your child’s medical records, including any test results or imaging scans, as well as a list of any medications your child is currently taking.

4. Where does Dr. Grace Mbatia work?

Dr. Grace Mbatia works at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

5. Does Dr. Grace Mbatia accept insurance?

Dr. Grace Mbatia accepts various forms of insurance, depending on the policies of the Aga Khan University Hospital.

6. Does Dr. Grace Mbatia offer online consultations?

Yes Dr. Grace Mbatia offers online consultations.

7. Does Dr. Grace Mbatia accept insurance?

Yes, Dr. Grace Mbatia accepts insurance.

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