Dr. Bernard M. Ndung'u holds a BSc in Human Anatomy, MBChB and MMed (Surgery) degrees from the University of Nairobi, a Fellowship and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) from the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS); The Laparoscopy Hospital in New Delhi, India. He has received additional training in Laparo-endoscopic Digestive (GI) and Hernia surgery from the Asia-Pacific region including Tan Sri Khoo, Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC), Singapore, Surgical Anatomy Training Centre, Severance Hospital, Seoul-South Korea; Klinikum Mitelbaden, Germanybut mainly in Apollo- Indraprastha Hospital in New Delhi, India; Magellan Centre- Bordeaux France and Bariatric/ Metabolic Surgery at CEMAST (Centre of excellence for Minimal access Surgery Training) Mumbai, Medtronic centre of Innovation in Instanbul, Turkey and University of Cairo, Egypt. He is a Kenya Medical and Practitioner's Board Certified General and Laparoscopic surgeon.
Dr. Ndung'u is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Anatomy of the University of Nairobi where he has taught Surgical Anatomy for over two decades. He is a Faculty Trainer/ Proctor in Advanced Laparoscopic Courses in General Surgery at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre (NSSC), College of Surgeons of East, Central and South Africa (COSECSA ), Hernia society of Kenya (HSK) working group, GENDON (Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Diabesity Oncosurgery) Centre at Upper Hill Medical Centre and GI & Breast cancer working group.
He is the Founding and current Chairman of the Hernia Society of Kenya and Member of Asia-Pacific Hernia Society, Geneva Foundation of Medical Education and Research among other societies.
He has a profound interest in the Medical Education and training of Basic and Advanced Minimal Access Surgery Skills; The Surgical Anatomy and Anatomical Surgery of Abdominal wall and Diaphragmatic hernias, Benign and Malignant Digestive conditions, with special emphasis on innovation, application of modern technics particularly the new frontier of Minimal Access Surgery, especially in Gastroesophageal junction Surgery- antireflux surgery for GERD & Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia Cardia-; Anatomical basis and application in Peritoneal, Colorectal and Pancreaticobiliary surgery and Nanotechnology application in basic Medical sciences and Clinical practice.
His current clinical research Interests are on care pathways of Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for GERD, Bariatric and Colorectal including rectal prolapse patients, in vivo effects of intra-peritoneal Laparoscopic implantation of prosthetic meshes in ventral hernia repair, the standardization of hernias management and reporting by establishing registries and recently, the anatomical and pysiological basis of the mechanism of T2DM resolution and weight loss following Bariatric Surgery. On basic medical sciences, he is looking for novel techniques of recreation of embryonic planes in Laparoscopic peritoneal and digestive surgery.