The human body is a combination of 206 bones, more than half of which are in your hands and feet. Students will need a sound knowledge of these and many other parts of the body as they venture into the clinical domain. The Anatomy Department is fully equipped to groom good doctors and health sciences personnel, who are in great demand in a fast growing world.

The anatomy sessions have a balanced approach with a combination of didactic lectures, dissection and demonstration of cadavers, micro study of individual organs and teacher-student interactions in the form of seminars and symposia. Lectures are made lively with the use of multimedia devices and students are divided into groups.

Students will find this to their advantage, as professors are able to devote more individual attention. The faculty are experienced and highly qualified, a fact that will make the coursework a breeze. Expert and friendly technicians in addition to the faculties are more than happy to help eager students in advanced research.


M.B.B.S. students are given a sound grounding in gross and microanatomy along with developmental anatomy with its inherent anomalies. They are also introduced to the exciting world of genetics.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Hortensia Nondoli, Lecturer, & Acting H.O.D, M.Sc in Anatomy, B.V.Sc, +255 786102807
Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Lecturer, B.P.T, M.Sc in Medical Anatomy, +255 715792759
Mrs. Emmy Mwaipaja, Senior Prosector, Diploma in Prosection, +255 717115283
Prof. CC. Magori, Visiting Professor, M.D, PhD in Anatomy,
Dr. Emmanuel H.Suluba, Assistant Lecturer,
M.D, P.G Diploma in Global Health,
M.Sc in Anatomy,
+255 754936150
Dr. Godfrey Towo, Assistant Lecturer, M.D, M.Sc in Anatomy, Pursuing PhD +255 754756380
7. Mr. Dedatus Masalu, Lab Attendant,
Postal Officer’s Course,
Diploma in Computers
+255 757239776


The department of Anesthesiology extends its dedicated service to all surgical specialties. These include General surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and super specialty such as Orofaciomaxillary surgery.

The Anesthesiology team comprising of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors have excellent credentials. Administering anesthesia requires skill and who is better than our faculty members who have vast years of experience in the field of Anesthesiology to administer anesthesia and teach the students.

The department organizes extensive academic program which includes case discussions and debates on interesting cases.


Name Phone Email
Dr. U. Mpoki, Lecturer,
M.D, M.Med in Anesthesiology,
Fellowship in Anesthesia,
+255 755693324


Faculty relies on advanced teaching methodologies and learning aids to ensure students learn the subject in an interesting way. The faculty's experience widens the scope for both clinical biochemistry and research. They constantly stay updated with the latest developments in the field by involving themselves in conferences and symposia. The department also has a well-knit team of health sciences and technical staff who can take credit for the smooth functioning of the laboratories.


M.B.B.S. students are initially instructed in the basics, giving them an understanding of the clinical processes involved in biochemistry. Case discussions are used to instruct students in a challenging way. Students are constantly assessed and given additional guidance, as they require it. During clinical postings, students can familiarize themselves with the facilities available in the clinical laboratories. Students also receive hands on training in estimating biochemical parameters, while gaining practical experience in the point-of-care testing of patients at the bedside to assess their condition.


Name Phone Email
Dr. K. Ratna Kumari, Acting H.O.D & Lecturer,
M.Sc in Biochemistry, PhD in Biotechnology,
+255 656072436
Idris Mshanga, Lecturer, M.Sc in Molecular Biology, +255 744921891
Ms. Jane Magoha, Lab Technician, Certificate in Basic Book Keeping +255 717457217


A good physician has to be a good pharmacologist. Students gain a thorough knowledge of medications & all the aspects of pharmacology like pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, adverse drug reactions etc.

With well-qualified and experienced faculty guiding them, students can look forward to an interesting course. The faculty keep themselves up-to-date by participating in national and international conferences and presenting scientific papers. This in turn keeps students updated.


The curriculum is a healthy mix of theoretical and practical work for undergraduate students. They are also given the opportunity to learn new concepts through seminars, group discussions and Conferences. Interactive sessions encourage students to present their understanding of the subject. Faculty members put the audiovisual facilities of the lecture halls to good use in keeping the sessions lively.

Undergraduate students are made familiar with the usage of medications commonly prescribed in dentistry. Since prescribing drugs is an important daily routine for a medical professional, training in writing a proper prescription is also part of the curriculum.


Name Phone Email
Nagaraju Bankan, Acting H.O.D & Lecturer,
M.Sc in Medical Pharmacology, B.Sc. MLT,
+255 674421459
Prof. Gerald H Rimoy, Senior Lecturer, M.D, PhD in Pharmacology, +255 713223433
Dr. Sabina Mugusi, Lecturer, M.B.B.S, PhD, +255 784447939


Community Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations. It strives to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community through the Primary Health Care approach.

Health needs of populations are measured and appropriate strategies are developed to improve the health status of the community through health promotion, disease prevention and health protection.

Training in Community Medicine aims at nurturing Primary Care Physicians who can recognize and mange common health problems in the community. The Community-oriented Primary Care Physician will have the ability to identify, prioritize and manage the health problems of the community. He / She would be an effective leader of the health team at primary care level.

The Community Physician demonstrates excellence in academics, health research, and leadership skills. He/she is instrumental in development of public health policy, design, implementation and evaluation of health programs and applies them to a broad range of community health issues.

Students of this subject will have to apply the knowledge they have gained in several areas of medicine for the benefit of the community. They are taught the preventive, curative and promotive aspects of every illness.

Community Medicine Department Vision

The Community Medicine Department is committed to educating medical students to be community responsive primary care physicians who meet the health care needs of the community and the country, including rural and medically underserved communities.

Community Medicine Department Goal

The goal of undergraduate teaching / training in Community Medicine is directed towards achievement of “Better Health for All”. Aim of undergraduate training is to prepare the students to become Primary Care Physicians competent to handle commonly occurring health problems in the community.

The goal of postgraduate training in Community Medicine is directed towards achievement of the goal of “Better Health for All”. Aim of postgraduate training is to prepare the students to be


Name Phone Email
Dr. Daniel Mtango, H.O.D & Lecturer,
M.D, P.G Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Public Health,
+255 713472181
Felix Kisanga, Lecturer, M.D,M.Sc in T.D.C,MPH,PhD, +255 754369184
Dr. Richard Towett, Lecturer,
M.A in Rural Sociology and Community Medicine, PhD,
+255 713370219
Dr. James Minja, Assistant Lecturer,
M.D in Dental Surgery
+255 714400090
Cornel Wambura, Assistant Lecturer,
Master of Public Admin,
Pursuing PhD from Open University,
+255 658848295
Dr. Raymond Masumo, Lecturer, M.P.H, PhD, +255 658229291
Dr. Hussein Kamugisha, Lecturer,
M.Med in Community Medicine, M.D
+255 716199557


Developmental studies subject is amultidisciplinary branch of social science which comes under Community medicine.

Developmental studies subject is offered as a specialized Master’s degree in a number of universities, and less commonly, as an undergraduate degree. It has grown in popularity as a subject of study since the early 1990s, and has been most widely taught and researched in the third world and in countries with a colonial history, such as the U.K, where development studies originated.


Name Phone Email
Salum S. Shawishi, H.O.D & Assistant Lecturer,
B.A in Education, M.A in Development Management,
+255 71704383
S.A. Baltazar, Lecturer, B.A in Education,
M.A in Development Management,


Internal medicine or general medicine (in Common wealth nations) is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called physicians in Common wealth nations. Physicians are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Physicians care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and play a major role in teaching and research. Because internal medicine patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, physicians do much of their work in hospitals. Physicians often have sub specialty interests in diseases affecting particular organs or organ systems.

If specialties form the cornerstones in medicine, then general medicine provides the fundamental base for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. This department works round-the-clock, taking care of both inpatients and outpatients at the hospital and bringing students in vital medical contact with patients.

Here students gain sound knowledge of the various systems in use in the hospital for patient monitoring and care. This exposure is supplemented by the theoretical sessions with the help of advanced teaching techniques and learning aids that are present in all the lecture halls. These facilities are put to good use by the practicing faculty that makes up this department.


The undergraduate program trains students in medical skills and inculcates in them respect for human life. Their curriculum takes the form of regular bedside clinics followed by frequent assessments. Students are thrown into problem-oriented teaching sessions during outpatient clinics, challenging them to use their knowledge to come up with a diagnosis and treatment.


Name Phone Email
Dr. M.E. Massawe, H.O.D & Senior Lecturer, M.Med, +255 754281710
Prof. Y. Mgonda, Associate Professor, M.D,
M.Med, Diploma in Dermatology,
+255 754277554
Dr. Issakwisa Habakkuk Mwakyula, Lecturer,
M.D, M.Med in Internal Medicine,
P.G. Diploma in Echocardiography,
M.Sc Cardiology,
+255 787381388
Dr. Stephen Bernard Mwenda, Lecturer, MBChB, +255 717190409
+255 769190410,
Dr. R.M. Mwanjela, Lecturer,
M.Med in Internal Medicine, M.D,
Dr. Emmanuel K. Ndosi, Lecturer,
M.D, M.Med in Internal Medicine,
+255 754293770
Dr. Eva J. Uiso, Tutorial Assistant, M.D, Pursuing M.Med in Internal Medicine +255 754669658


Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, Parasitology and bacteriology. Microbiologists traditionally relied on culture, staining, and microscopy. However, less than 1% of the microorganisms present in common environments can be cultured in isolation using current means. Microbiologists often rely on extraction or detection of nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA sequences.

As an application of microbiology, medical microbiology is often introduced with medical principles of immunology as microbiology and immunology. Otherwise, microbiology, virology, and immunology as basic sciences have greatly exceeded the medical variants, applied sciences.

A sound knowledge of microbiology gives students a foundation in the diagnosis and management of diseases. Microbiology is an ever-expanding science and includes various branches like bacteriology, immunology, virology, parasitology and mycology. Students also undertake research in allied sciences like genetics, biotechnology and immunology.


M.B.B.S. students can expect to be given complete knowledge of contagious diseases in order to deal with the etiology, mode of spread, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of infections in the community. Regular assessments ensure that they are progressing in their coursework.


Name Phone Email
Mr. Issac Umapathy, H.O.D & Lecturer,
M.Sc in Medical Microbiology,
M.Phil., in Biotechnology,
+255 717581582
Mr. Prashanth Kumar Guddeti, Assistant Lecturer,
M.Sc in Medical Microbiology, B.Sc. MLT,
+255 715799149
Mr. Benjamin Enos Ngoso, Assistant Lecturer,
M.Sc in Molecular Biology,
B.Sc. in Biotechnology & Lab Sciences
+255 754915682
Mr. Furaha Lema, Tutorial Assistant, M.Sc in Biochemistry, B.Sc +255 713044191
Ms. Jane Michael, Lecturer, M.Sc in Tropical Disease Control, B.Sc. +255 712677544
Mrs. K. Fathimunnisa, Lecturer, M.Sc in Medical Microbiology, B.Sc. in Biotechnology +255 674411643
Mr. Selemani Kungulilo, Lab. Technician,
Adv. Diploma in Medical Lab Technology,
+255 716199619


Students need to be prepared to bring new life into the world, regardless of their specialty. The obstetric team handles antenatal and gynecological cases, including normal deliveries and caesarean section. It also handles all obstetric and gynecological emergencies round the clock. Standing alongside a full-fledged team comprising of a duty obstetrician, a junior resident and well-trained staff nurses, students gain flair in taking care of deliveries including caesarean sections and other emergencies.

Faculty members are trained and highly motivated. They specialize in managing high-risk pregnancies, sonology, endoscopic surgeries, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. They continuously update themselves by participating in national conferences and presenting scientific papers.


The undergraduate program imparts medical students with a base in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. The curriculum has a fine balance of lecture classes, clinical case demonstrations, discussions, tutorials and practical classes.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Maembe, H.O.D, M.D, M.Med in Obstetrics &Gynecology +255 713548837
Dr. S. Charles, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Obstetrics &Gynecology +255 784449450
Dr. Rashid M. Salim, Assistant Lecturer, M.D, M.Med, +255 717424744
Dr. Revocatus Manchumu, Lecturer, M.D +255 717936436
Dr. Isaac R. Abraham Lecturer, MBChB,
M.Med in Obstetrics &Gynecology,
+255 754496492
Prof. R.L. Lema, Professor, M.D, M.Med, FBRH in Obstetrics &Gynecology,


Otorhinolaryngology is the area of medicine that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (E.N.T) region, and related areas of the head and neck. Doctors who specialize are called otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, ENT doctors, ENT surgeons, or head and neck surgeons. Patients seek treatment from an otorhinolaryngologist for diseases of the ear, nose, or throat and for the management of cancers of the head and neck.

This being one of the most complex sciences, students need to build their medical knowledge of the latest treatments that have met with success in the world. Faculty members too, continuously update their knowledge by participating in regional and national conferences in otorhinolaryngology.


Name Phone Email
Prof. M. Moshi, H.O.D & Professor, M.D, M.Med, M.Sc +255 784495236
Dr. Henry Swai, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med
Dr. Enica Richard, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med +255 754607717


Palliative care is an approach to care that seeks to improve the quality of life of patients and families facing problems due to life-threatening malignancies. Interventional radiology offers diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative procedures that provide tangible benefits to oncology patients. A comprehensive evaluation and goals of care discussion will facilitate appropriate treatment recommendations from interventionists. We describe a framework, with suggested questions for patients, which will enhance the level of communication between interventionists and oncology patients.


The department instructs undergraduate medical students in all aspects of radiology.


Name Phone Email
Dr.Msemo Diwani, MBChB; F.C .Radiology; Oncology; Dip. Pal. Med; Lecturer,


Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye.

The eye is called the window to the soul. But people rarely admit to deficiencies in their eyesight until it's too late.

We are committed to the protection and preservation of the treasured gift of sight. Our full-time faculty, comprising of reputed Ophthalmologists, are skilled in every ophthalmic subspecialty and certified with sub-specialty fellowship training. In addition to providing excellent eye care to patients at our department , our faculty members also conduct innovative biomedical research and present progressive, industry-leading academic programs to ophthalmologists and other physicians in the community and worldwide.

Today's students are the Ophthalmologists of tomorrow

We passionately regard the education of our ophthalmology residents, medical students and ophthalmologists; as one of our highest priorities to ensure that the vision needs of future generations are met. With this resolve, we aim to achieve a state of excellence and world recognition as an outstanding teaching, research and patient care facility. In the near future, we also plan to extend the educational spectrum to that of offering sub-specialty training for fellows, physicians, in addition to continuing medical education programs.


Name Phone Email
Prof. NN. Kinabo, H.O.D & Professor, M.B.B.S, M.Med in Ophthalmology, Diploma in Ophthalmology,


Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.


A streamlined teaching program has been designed for the undergraduates who are posted to the Orthopedic Department in rotation. Clinical demonstration classes take place in the outpatient department, and the students are trained through clinical examinations and presentations. Students are encouraged to interact with the faculty members to create an atmosphere of trust. Orthopedic cases of clinical interest are discussed at the Conference programs. The students are exposed to pre-operative planning where surgical cases are discussed in great detail.


Name Phone Email
Dr. S.P.M. Swai, H.O.D & Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Orthopedics/ Traumatology, +255754276274


Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as pediatricians. The word Paediatrics and its cognates means “healer of children”, they derive from two Greek words ‘Pais’ means child and ‘iatros’ means doctor healer. Pediatricians work both in hospitals particularly those working in its specialized subfields such as neonatology and as primary care physicians who specialize in children.

Paediatrics tunes a student's medical skills towards the health of infants, children and adolescents, their growth and development, and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults. Pediatricians who care for the young are also concerned with social and environmental influences along with the health and well-being of children and their families. The young are often the most vulnerable in society and so their needs require special attention. The well-qualified faculty includes senior and experienced pediatricians and dedicated nursing staffs are always at hand to provide guidance.


Over the course period, you will be part of organized teaching programs that comprise of lectures, clinical postings, evaluation tests and more.

Community health

Students are involved in the frequent health camps conducted by the department for rural children. The department uses these clinics to spread awareness on child healthcare.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Maulid R. Fataki, H.O.D & Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Paediatrics & Child Health, M.P.H, +255 713465840
Dr. L. Kadedase, Tutorial Assistant, M.D, Pursuing M.Med in Internal Medicine, +255 713565174
Dr. Higin Massawe, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Paediatrics,
Dr. Delila H Moshi, Lecturer, MBBS, M.Medin Paediatrics,
Dr. Rajesh Solanki, Lecturer, MBBS, M.Medin Paediatrics,



As a field of general inquiry and research, pathology addresses four components of disease: cause/ etiology mechanisms of development/ pathogenesis, structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations). In common medical practice, general pathology is mostly concerned with analyzing known clinical abnormalities that are markers or precursors for both infectious and non-infectious disease and is conducted by experts in one of two major specialties, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology.

Further divisions in specialty exist on the basis of the involved sample types (comparing, for example, cytopathology, hematopathology, and histopathology, organs (as in renal pathology), and physiological systems (oral pathology), as well as on the basis of the focus of the examination (as with forensic pathology).

This fascinating branch of medicine is a bridging discipline between the clinical and non-clinical subjects within the medical curriculum. Pathologists are usually called upon to diagnose and confirm many ailments and play a key role in communicable disease prevention. Pathologists can expand into forensics and other areas as well.

The faculty makes good use of the demonstration/tutorial rooms that are equipped with modern audio visual aids to enhance their lectures and sessions with the students.

They are actively involved in diagnostic work, curriculum development, undergraduate teaching and research. They also participate in interdepartmental discussions. National and international conferences give them ample opportunity to involve themselves in different forums.


The teaching program consists of didactic lectures, supported by clinical training. These are further supplemented by modern teaching methods like Problem-Based Learning or PBL, where the students are encouraged to think for themselves and find solutions. The program involves some of the best professors and has the backing of good facilities to experiment in.


As modern medicine is a legal creation, regulated by the state and medico-legal cases involving death, rape, paternity, etc. require a medical practitioner to produce evidence and appear as an expert witness, these two fields have traditionally been interdependent. Forensic medicine which includes forensic pathology is a narrower field that involves collection and analysis of medical evidence (samples) to produce objective information for use in the legal system.

Forensic medicine brings the investigative capabilities of modern medicine to the aid of law and justice. Here students will have to apply their knowledge of the various sciences to the human body.Students are exposed to techniques and rare aspects of forensic medicine through debates and conferences.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Shankar Rao, Professor & H.O.D, M.B.B.S, M.D in Forensic Medicine +255 789220243
Dr. HM. Chande, Senior Lecturer, M.D, M.Med
Dr. Paul Mwalali, Senior Lecturer, M.D, PhD,
Dr.EM. Mgaya, Senior Lecturer, M.D,
M.Med in Pharmacology,
M.Sc in Hemato-pathology,
Dr. Yunus Jackson, Tutorial Assistant, B.Sc. in Veterinary Medicine, +255 769052914



Physiology meaning ‘Physis’ meaning “nature, origin” and logia meaning study of is the scientific study of the normal function in living systems. A sub discipline of biology its focus is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system.

Students interested in this area of body science are guided by a team of dedicated faculty members with excellent teaching resources. The sessions are a mix of both theoretical/practical training and pre-clinical knowledge instruction. Regular symposia, seminars and journal club meetings create forums for the exchange of ideas. Faculty members use both vertical and horizontal methods of lecture and demonstration classes so that students can have a deeper understanding of applied physiology.


The undergraduate students are given a sound grounding in the basics of physiology. The curriculum is comprised of lectures backed by practical classes where students apply concepts in real time. The under graduate program imparts to students a detailed look at physiology, instructing them seminars and group discussions and motivating them in research activities of their interest under the guidance of expert faculty.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Josiah Ntogwisangu, Lecturer, PhD,
Benjamin Lujani Nghwahu,
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant
+255 754391569/ +255 754371569

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Psychological and physical examinations may be conducted, including on occasion the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques.

Students get to learn the most modern psychological techniques that are being used all over the world to counsel, treat and guide patients. At present, the Psychiatry Department comprises psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse and a social worker. Soon a psychologist will join the team.


Undergraduate students are given a firm base in the science of psychiatry through a rigorous teaching program that balances theory and clinical demonstration. The students are given clinical postings in the IX & X semester.


Name Phone Email
Dr. E. Mndeme, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med
Dr. JE. Nkya, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med,

Radio imaging and diagnosis generates vital information for the treatment of many diseases, including cancer. The department provides 24-hour service to the hospital and also involves students in the diagnostic procedures. The teaching faculty, completely dedicated to this area of expertise, train biomedical engineers from surrounding engineering colleges, including the engineering faculty. The faculty members present topics in conferences.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Joel Bwemelo, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med,

Surgery is an ancient medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/ or to treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas.

This field has been revolutionized by cutting edge techniques that make surgery painless both pre-and post-operation. The faculty team consists of professors, asst. professors and junior residents who will take students' knowledge and skill in surgery to a higher level. Undergraduate students are trained by senior and assistant professors who believe that clinical observation and practice shape the skills of their students. These faculty members regularly attend national conferences and present scientific papers at clinical society meetings.


Name Phone Email
Dr. Wambura Wandwi, H.O.D & Lecturer, M.D,
M.Med, Diploma in Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Dr. Eliasa Mkango, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Surgery,
Dr. Willybroad Massawe, Tutorial Assistant, M.D,
Dr. Ally Mwanga, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Surgery,
Dr. Mavura, Lecturer, M.D, M.Med in Surgery,
Dr. Shadrack Samwel Mponzi,
Tutorial Assistant, M.B.B.S,
+255 769394242