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Prof. Fredrick Chite

Prof. Chite is a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist by profession. He is the Director of International Cancer Institute and the IHTC Professor of Hematology at Indiana University. He is a Faculty member at Indiana University and Visiting Faculty at Moi University.

Over the years, Prof. Chite has been ensuring operational change management inside of workflows to establish a standard operational framework for oncology and hematology care both in Kenya and in the US. He has seamlessly combined key performance indicators in the oncology field and put them to good use which has  maximized the the long tail.


Indeed, the cancer burden has brought suffering in to many patients and their families, yet progressing changes due to the improvement in modern medicine and technology has not trickled down to the marginalized, resource-poor areas of Kenya. With this in mind, specialists like Prof. Chite have come up with ways to curb the cancer menace by advocating for preventive measures such as regular screening, early detection and treatment measures.

Prof. Fredrick Chite, MD, MS, is a graduate of Indiana University (IU) school of medicine where he did his fellowship and subspecialized in Hematology & Oncology. Prof. Chite is also an alumnus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis where he did his Internal Medicine Internship, Internal, Medicine Residency, Hematology Fellowship, Oncology Fellowship, Bone Marrow Transplant and Clinical Research studies. He did his undergraduate studies at Moi University School of Medicine where he attained his degree for MBChB in Medicine & Surgery.

During his residency at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of Hematology & Oncology, he was able to provide superior care and consultation that resulted in an overall improvement of the department’s patient satisfaction quotient. After completing his fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Prof. Chite focused on patient treatment and reevaluated several methods of therapy management dependent on cancer type tailored to patients’ individual history and efficacy of previous treatments.

During his clinical research studies with a focus on tumors, Prof. Chite worked with other top researchers at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of Hematology & Oncology to pioneer clinical research which focused on anticancer drug therapies that were in various phases of clinical trials.

Prof. Chite has been practicing since 2002 from both US and Kenya, with the last 7 years in Eldoret, Kenya at the Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital (MTRH) under the Umbrella of AMPATH, selected as one of the top 2 largest public hospitals in Kenya. Prof. Chite’s practice specializes in the care of critically ill, hematology & oncology patients. Prof. Chite’s interests also include clinical research, internal medicine, and furthering cancer care to the less fortunate in the community. Prof. Chite is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at Indiana University Medical School and is a Hematology and Oncology Fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine. At AMPATH – Kenya, Prof. Chite is currently the Field Director of Research from Indiana University, doubling as the Director of the Oncology & Hematology Department. He is also a visiting associate professor of medicine at Moi University, School of Medicine.

Over the years, Prof. Chite has spearheaded various programs that have made groundbreaking transformations in the cancer realm, focusing in all stages from screening, diagnostics, treatment, follow-up care as well as survivorship. He has led the course in championing for improved and advanced cancer care for patients. His major programs, with support from grant awards from strategic partners include the Ampath Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (ABCCCP), and Multinational Lung Cancer Control Program (MLCCP) which covers four countries including Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, & Swaziland (Kingdom of Eswatini), with him as the Chief Principal Investigator. Also, up his sleeves is the Preceptorship Program, Telemedicine Program, Multiple Myeloma Program, Hemophilia & Sickle Cell Disease Program, Burkitt’s & Lymphoma’s Program, Karposi Sarcoma Program, among others.

Prof. Chite has also developed a number of training curricula including the Medical Oncology Fellowship Curriculum for Kenya, Higher National Diploma for Registered Clinical Officers in Medical Oncology, the ASCO-AMPATH Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC), the Oncology Nursing Curriculum and Capacity at AMPATH/MTRH, development of an Exchange Program between Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and AMPATH Hematology at MTRH, development of an Oncology Pharmacy Curriculum, among others.

In July 2017, Prof. Chite was recognized for an Endowed Professorship by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. For the past 3 years, he has served in a 20-member committee at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Affairs Committee and previously served as the ASCO IDEA Working group member and ASCO MCMC Working Group Committee Member in 2013 and 2014.

Prof. Chite holds certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology.



Current Projects

Capitalizing on low hanging fruit, Prof. Chite has identified various cancer care areas that are key to improving oncology & hematology care in Kenya.




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What people say about Prof. Chite

Complements & Endorsements

In his role as Medical Oncologist & Hematologist, Prof. Fredrick Chite, MD, has received accolade from patients. The following demonstrate the hard work, time and dedication to compassionate patient care shown by Prof. Chite.

Prof. Fredrick Chite is the greatest doctor on this planet and is a perfect example for all other doctors to follow.


PAUL SMITH, MANHATTAN

Dr. Chite is excellent. I am very pleased with the level of commitment we see from Dr. Chite and all of the other staff.


JANE CROFT, BOSTON

Dr. Chite is the BEST. Outstanding knowledge and caring for the patient. He is very clear with explanation and treatment.


MICHELLE ECCLESTONE, CHICAGO

Prof. Chite Biography

Chite up close

  • Work experience
  • Publications
  • Awards & Honours
  • Principal Investigator – Multi-national Lung Cancer Control Program
  • Principal Investigator – AMPATH Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
  • Principal investigator – AMPATH Pediatric Burkitts and Lymphomas program (APBLP)
  • Principal Investigator – International Burkitts Lymphoma Clinical Trials Network
  • Member, Scientific Steering Committee, BLTN – Representative sub-Saharan Africa
  • Program Director – The Kenya Multiple Myeloma Program
  • Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine – Indiana University
  • Field Director of Hematology and Oncology Programs at AMPATH – Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fredrick Chite Asirwa et al. Medical Education and Training: Building in-Country Capacity at all Levels, Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) 2015.
  • Global Health Equity: Cancer Care Outcomes Disparities in High, Middle and Low Income Countries, Journal of Clinical Oncology(JCO) 2015.
  • Asirwa, F and Einhorn, L. Salvage therapy with high dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) in patients with primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (PMNSGCT), ASCO 2011.
  • Endowed Professorship – Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Affairs Committee member
  • ASCO IDEA Working Group member
  • ASCO MCMC Working Group Committee Member
Prof. Chite’s biography in numbers

Successes and awards

Since he started practicing, Prof. Chite has made several achievements throughout his career and experience as an oncologist and hematologist.


95%


HEALING SUCCESS

Percentage rating for healing success ranking him at the top.


20,000+


PATIENTS SERVED

More than 20,000 patients seen over the years in Kenya and US.


30+


CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Over 30 Academic certifications and merits awarded.


20+


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

A impressive career growth spanning for more than 20 years


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