About the Practice

I grew up in a small town on the Highveld, before going to Pretoria for my undergraduate training, receiving my MBChB in 2008.  My internship and community service were done in Kimberley Provincial Hospital. I then stayed on after completion of these years for further experience in general surgery as I felt truly passionate about this field. I moved to Johannesburg in 2013 to start my training as a specialist surgeon, joining the University of the Witwatersrand Department of Surgery. I was accepted as a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa in May 2018 and received my Masters of Medicine degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019.

After qualifying as a specialist, I joined the Department of Surgery at Helen Joseph Hospital and spent a year as the head of a unit with an interest in endocrine surgery, laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology, including soft tissue tumours and breast surgery. As a consultant surgeon at the hospital, I was also responsible for undergraduate training at the University of Witwatersrand, teaching of intern and community service medical officers and was involved with the training of surgical registrars.

I then joined Life Fourways as a full-time Specialist General Surgeon from September of 2019 and look forward to the challenges involved with working in the private sector.

I still maintain an interest in surgical oncology and endocrine surgery and attend overseas and local conferences on the topic. I firmly believe that modern surgery is a rapidly progressing field and that one needs to remain dedicated to continual learning and review of literature and evidence to offer the highest level of care to one's patients.

parallax background

Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence.
It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes
a willingness to try.

Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance


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