Peter Waweru | World Stroke Organization
Peter  Waweru

Peter Waweru


Member Bio

Peter Kuria Waweru MBChB, MSc, FCS (ECSA).


Department of Neurosurgery

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital, Nairobi

Peter Kuria Waweru, born in 1988, is a neurosurgeon at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Training: He graduated in Medicine at Moi University, School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya and completed his neurosurgical fellowship training with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). He is also a holder of a Master´s degree in Stroke Medicine from Danube University, Krems, Austria and is in neuro-interventional training with the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).

Research areas: Dr. Waweru is passionate about hemorrhagic stroke research. His current study on hemorrhagic stroke patterns and outcomes in Nairobi, Kenya. Previous projects include outcomes of patients after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in Kenya. Additionally, he is focused on developing sustainable stroke care systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has been involved in recent projects mapping stroke services in Kenya and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Professional: He is a member of the World Stroke Organization (WSO), European Stroke Organization (ESO), African Stroke Organization (ASO), and the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).

Publications: His publications cover diverse areas of stroke medicine including the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke volumes and cerebrovascular events; availability of stroke services in Africa; and stroke care in Kenya. He has also published on functional outcomes after SAH in Kenya.

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