Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD, Head of Oncology Project, AMPATH
Prof. Chite is a Consultant Physician, a Medical Oncologist & Hematologist. He is the Director for International Cancer Institute & Blue-Print for Program Success in Eldoret, Kenya. The Institute has activities and programs with various partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the Director of Blue-Print for Success Program which brings various implementing partners together to work on a Cancer project in Eldoret and Meru Counties in Kenya.
Prof. Chite was previously the Director of Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH) Oncology and Hematology Programs between 2011 to 2019. This is a consortium of a group of North American Universities (including University of Toronto, Brown University, Duke University, UCSF amongst others) led by Indiana University collaborating with Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.
He brought to fruition, a functional tumor registry; assisted in the development of a Medical Oncology fellowship curriculum; gynecologic Oncology curriculum; developed Oncology curriculum for Physician assistants (Clinical Officers) at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital; established an ongoing Multiple Myeloma program; Breast Cancer screening and treatment program; Hemophilia and Sickle cell diagnostics, treatment & patient registry; Electronic medical records for Oncology point of care encounters; assisted in the implementation of electronic breast and cervical cancer screening program, amongst many other research activities and interest. He conceptualized, developed and implemented Oncology Nursing training program at Moi Campus (started training its first class in 2016) in Kenya and a Fellowship program for Medical Oncology at Moi University’s Department of Medicine (starting 2019), both in-country trainings.
He has had formal training in coagulation and benign hematologic disorders including hemophilia and sickle cell disorders which are endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. He underwent and successfully completed formal fellowship training at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center having completed his Internal Medicine in the United States and a 3-year Hematology-Oncology fellowship training at Indiana University.
He is presently a Principal Investigator (PI) on many program development and research grants. Prof. Chite is the PI for a multi-national Lung Cancer study (Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Swaziland). He is also currently the PI of a multi-year Breast and Cervical cancer control program, Sickle Cell & Hemophilia program, Lung cancer control program, Lymphoma program and Multiple Myeloma Program