Andrew W. Kiragu, MD, FAAP | Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, HCMC

(803) – Pediatrician of Kenyan Heritage 

Host | Nitika Moibi 










Dr. Andrew Waititu Kiragu is currently the Assistant Chief of the Department of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin County Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and subsequently graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with an MD degree in 1994. He served his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. He was one of the Walter Ramsey Endowment Fellows at the university. During his fellowship he was awarded the Mark Snelling Outstanding Teaching Fellow for three consecutive years, in recognition of his commitment to resident education. He has also been the recipient of the George R. Noren Award from the Department of Pediatrics at HCMC and the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award from the University of Minnesota in recognition of his commitment to resident and student education.

He was a co-Primary Investigator for a 4-year, $200,000 grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation to establish an Injury Free Coalition for Kids site in Minneapolis at HCMC with a goal of studying and promoting injury prevention here in the Twin Cities.