PETER BIRD, MD
Head of Surgery
AIC Kijabe Hospital

Dr. Peter Bird, a surgeon from Australia, along with Dr. Mark Newton, has been advocating for OT expansion at AIC Kijabe since the mid 2000s. They convinced hospital leadership that surgery should be prioritized, establishing a practice that would to grow to accommodate the unmet surgical demand with quality care. Expanding the OTs would be the first stage of a 10 year plan that would also include expansion of training programs, more disciplined management of finances, and several major utility infrastructure improvements in order to secure Kijabe’s longevity.