Congratulations to Global Health Pathway alumnus, Dr. Titus Ng’eno, on his faculty appointment. Dr. Ng’eno recently joined the Duke Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, as of August 1, 2021. Dr. Ng’eno grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is a graduate of the Oxford Brookes University (UK). He trained in medicine at the University of Nairobi School of medicine (Kenya), before joining Duke University (USA) for his Internal Medicine Residency, and Cardiology Fellowship training. He is also a graduate of the Master of Science in Global Health at Duke, was a Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow, an Advanced Imaging Fellow and a Design Health Fellow at Duke.
Dr. Ng’eno’s research is focused on innovative cardiovascular disease interventions, to improve health outcomes. He was a lead investigator in the NIH funded Feasibility study on cardiac rehabilitation in Kenya (NCT02795936), and subsequently conducted the Cardiac RehabilitatiOn and Metabolomic Profile among Patients with Heart Failure (CROMe-HF) clinical trial (NCT03743012). Since 2010, Dr. Ng’eno, together with Drs. John Lawrence and Jerry Bloomfield, have supported the growth of a cardiology program at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Kenya. The Duke-MTRH partnership has led to the establishment of a cardiac ICU, growth of diagnostic and ambulatory cardiology services, and development of a cardiology fellowship training program. Through a collaborative effort between the Cardiology Division, the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health and the Duke Global Health Institute, Dr. Ng’eno will continue to co-lead Cardiovascular development in the region.