Dr. Jamil Said is a specialist physician in internal medicine with a passion for academic translational medicine and translational research. He has a keen interest in understanding disease and health through multi-dimensional approaches that explore the unique biological, social and environmental determinants of the sub-Saharan African context. This is exemplified through his multi-faceted involvements in care, research and academic activities.

Dr. Said provides human gross neuroanatomy didactic lectures to undergraduate students at the college of health sciences. Additionally, he also provides mentorship and clinical apprenticeship to undergraduate and postgraduate students in clinical medicine.

Through AMPATH, Dr. Said serves a leadership role in health systems strengthening where he works collaboratively with various county governments of Western Kenya. While through the cardiovascular and metabolic disease research working group of AMPATH where Dr. Said serves as co-chair, he actively strives to bring like minded researchers across the globe on collaborative care led research in aligned thematic areas of health.

Dr. Said being at a relatively early stage of his research and professional career aspires to grow and advance neurology care in Western Kenya and is more focussed in exploring the nexus between cognition, cerebral insulin resistance and beta-cell-gluco-homeostatic states.


2015 – Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Turner scholarship recipient.

2018 – The Anne Rowling Clinic Regenerative Neurology Scholarship recipient2020 - The Anne Rowling Clinic Regenerative Neurology Scholarship recipient


Professional Membership

  • Registered doctor, Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB)
  • Member of the Kenya Association of Physicians (KAP)
  • Member of the Kenya Diabetes Research Group (KDSG)
  • Fellow of the Eastern, Central and South African Association of Physicians (ECSACOP)
  • Member of Movement disorders society
  • Young member of International League Against Epilepsy