Dr. Joseph Theuri
Medical Director / Kenya
Since 2011, Dr. Joseph Theuri has served as the medical director of CURE Kenya, where he manages the day-to-day operations of surgery and treatment for patients at the hospital.
Dr. Theuri received his bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Nairobi and completed his internship at AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital. In 1998, he joined CURE Kenya as the hospital’s first clinical resident, where he was trained and mentored by CURE Kenya’s medical director at the time, Dr. Tim Mead. At the time, the only real orthopedic training program for the region was in Uganda, so in 2000, CURE sponsored Dr. Theuri to receive a degree in orthopedic surgery from Makerere University. He graduated in 2003 and served as CURE Kenya’s assistant medical director from 2004-2011.
In 2005, Dr. Theuri established a national clubfoot treatment program called Clubfoot Care Project for Kenya. In 2006 and 2007, he helped establish the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) orthopedic program at CURE Kenya and the Moi University Master of Medicine in Orthopedics program. He now oversees the COSECSA orthopedic training program at CURE Kenya. This training program, which is also supported by the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons, trains orthopedic residents who serve throughout Kenya and beyond.
Dr. Theuri is involved in leadership at the AIC Kijabe Local Church and is also a children’s Sunday school teacher. He and his wife, Lillian, have four children: Daniel Macharia, David Mburu, Josephine Wairimu, and Reuben Mburu.