Lancet Kenya founder Dr. Ahmed Kalebi named among world’s top pathologists


Lancet Kenya founder Dr. Ahmed Kalebi named among world’s top pathologists
Lancet Kenya founder and retired CEO Dr. Ahmed Kalebi. PHOTO / COURTESY

Lancet Kenya founder and retired CEO Dr. Ahmed Kalebi has been listed among the world’s top pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals.

Dr. Kalebi was named in the Power List of 2021 by the Pathologist Magazine that is published in collaboration with the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

This makes the 3rd year in a row that Dr. Kalebi has been featured in the Power List after he was in 2019 named a Trailblazer among 100 persons and lab scientists, and then in 2020 as a Social Media Guru in Pathology out of 80 persons.

Dr. Kalebi was the only African on the list who is actually based in Africa.

“Ahmed – an independent consultant pathologist at Ahmed Kalebi Consultancy Limited and recently retired founder and former CEO of Lancet Group of Laboratories in East Africa – made his private laboratory the first in East Africa to set up and receive ISO15189 accreditation for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing,” stated the magazine.

“He uses his social media to provide regular updates on COVID-19, becoming a trusted go-to figure for not only the public, but also local and international media.”

It further stated: “Through his efforts, Ahmed has also informed the National Parliament to ensure laboratory professionals receive recognition for the critical role they played in the pandemic.”

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