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Invited Local Faculty

Professor Andrew Argent

Andrew Argent has worked in paediatric critical care in Cape Town for the last 30 years (after training in paediatric pulmonology and critical care).  He is currently Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Professor Eric Bateman

Eric Bateman is a pulmonologist and clinician-scientist, founder and director of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute (1999 until 2016) and former Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town (from 1989 until 2012). He undertook research for his MD degree at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Brompton Hospital, London.

Professor Renée Blaauw

Renée Blaauw, PhD (Nutritional Sciences) is a Professor in Therapeutic Nutrition at the Division of Human Nutrition, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is a registered dietitian with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She acted as Chairperson of the Professional Board for Dietetics in South Africa for the period 1999 – February 2004.

Dr Greg Calligaro

Greg Calligaro is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonology at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), and a research coordinator at the Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute.

Dr Sean Chetty

Sean Chetty is an Anaesthetic Intensivist based at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town.  After completing his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Natal, he completed his post-graduate specialist training in Anaesthesiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Professor Mark Cotton

Mark Cotton is Head of Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of the Family Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital (TCH), Stellenbosch University (SU). He undertook a fellowship in paediatric infectious diseases at University of Colorado between 1991 and 1995.

Dr Clint Cupido

Clint Cupido is a general physician at Victoria Hospital Wynberg for over 10 years. As a generalist, Lung disease is a significant proportion of the work. He has a special interest in Palliative Care and heads Abundant Life Palliative Care, established at Victoria Hospital.

Professor Keertan Dheda

Keertan Dheda is the Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town and Head of the Respiratory Service at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also the Director of the Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, a fully accredited research unit at the University of Cape Town and the UCT Lung Institute.

Dr Alex Doruyter

Alex Doruyter completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape Town in 2003. He underwent his specialist training in the Division of Nuclear Medicine of Stellenbosch University, where he also obtained his Masters.

Professor Charles Feldman

Charles Feldman is currently the Distinguished Professor of Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, having been the Professor of Pulmonology and Chief Physician at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, for almost 25 years

Professor Diane Gray

Diane Gray is a paediatric pulmonologist and clinical researcher in the Department of Paediatrics, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCH), University of Cape Town. Apart from her clinical work within the Pulmonology Division at RCH, Diane is involved in research focusing on preventing and managing chronic respiratory illness in African Children.

Professor Susan Hanekom

Susan Hanekom completed a BSc Physio at Stellenbosch University in 1983. Following which, she worked as a lecturer at Stellenbosch University for a few years, before working as a clinical physiotherapist in a variety of national and international private- and state-funded hospitals.

Ms Samantha Holtzhausen

Samantha Holtzhausen (MSc. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation) obtained both her undergraduate (2011) and Master’s (2014) Degree from Stellenbosch University. She is a director at Nel, Housego, Holtzhausen Physiotherapists Inc. and has been working in private practice in Cape Town since 2013, with a special interest in critical care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Dr Omolemo Kitchin

Omolemo Kitchin owns a private practice-Midrand and lectures at the University of Pretoria. He is s regular reviewer for numerous scientific journals and holds the position of Past Chairman of the National Asthma Education Programme Chairman of Paediatric Management Group

Professor Sharon Kling

Sharon Kling is the Clinical Unit Head for General Paediatrics, head of the Paediatric Allergy Clinic and an associate professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Children’s Hospital.

Dr Fiona Kritzinger

Fiona Kritzinger obtained her MBCHB cum laude and was awarded the Chancellor’s medal from Stellenbosch University in 1999. She completed a Masters in Medicine (Paediatrics) cum laude in 2006 at Stellenbosch University. She completed her FCP (Paed) in 2006 and was awarded the Robert McDonald medal by the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA).

Dr Shaun Maasdorp

Shaun Maasdorp completed his medical studies at the University of the Free State and qualified as pulmonologist in 2012.  He was appointed as Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of the Free State and Universitas Academic Hospital in 2019.

Professor Akhter Goolam Mahomed

Akhter Mahomed is currently a Specialist Physician/Pulmonologist in Private Practice in Pretoria. Initially he was a Consultant Physician, Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine at Hillbrow and Johannesburg Hospitals and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Professor Refiloe Masekela

Refiloe Masekela is a paediatric pulmonologist and the current Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She is an NRF rated researcher who has held various leadership positions in local and international thoracic societies. She is the current Vice-Chairperson on the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS).

Dr Marc Merven

Marc Merven is an ENT surgeon at Tygerberg Hospital with special interest in paediatric ENT and head and neck surgery. In collaboration with Professor Pierre Goussard, Professor Jacques Janson and the paediatric pulmonology team, he forms part of the Tygerberg paediatric airway team.

Dr Julie Morrison

Julie Morrison is a paediatric pulmonology consultant and senior lecturer at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and Stellenbosch University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and her paediatric specialization and pulmonology training at the University of Stellenbosch.

Dr Brenda Morrow

Brenda Morrow is a Physiotherapist and Full Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Brenda is an active clinician-scientist with a special interests in interdisciplinary paediatric critical care practice and research; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; palliative care; and medical ethics.

Dr Timothy Pennel

Timothy Pennel qualified in medicine at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2003. Following two years of general surgery, he joined the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery and simultaneously completed his master’s degree (MMED) and PhD.

Dr Stephanie Griffith-Richards

Stephanie Griffith-Richards qualified as a radiologist in 2008 at Stellenbosch University, obtaining both the M.Med. Diagnostic Radiology and F.C.Rad (S.A.) She had a brief stint in private practice and started working at Tygerberg Hospital as a consultant Radiologist in 2011.

Professor Guy Richards

Guy Richards is Emeritus Professor of Critical Care and Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Professor Richards was awarded his medical degree in 1978, specialised in internal Medicine in 1985 and subsequently qualified as a pulmonologist and intensivist.

Ms Jacqui Schewitz

Jacqui Schewitz works in private practice in Johannesburg South Africa. Jacqui completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003 and 2013 respectively. Her research involved the functioning of the diaphragm.

Dr Marthinus Senekal

Marthinus Senekal qualified as a clinical microbiologist in 1996 with a (MMed Micro Path) Cum Laude, University of Stellenbosch. After working as a consultant in the department of Medical Microbiology Tygerberg Hospital, for a year, he joined the private practice group of Pathcare.

Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit

Richard van Zyl-Smit is a consultant pulmonologist at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Deputy Head of the Division of Pulmonology University of Cape Town. He runs the Smoking Cessation Clinic, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic and the Adolescent Respiratory Services.

Dr Alison Lupton-Smith

Alison Lupton-Smith qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2007 and went on to obtain her PhD at UCT in 2017. She is a full-time lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University.

Dr Aneesa Vanker

Aneesa Vanker completed her paediatric pulmonology training at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and Stellenbosch University in 2010. Following that she has worked as a paediatric pulmonologist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, where she is involved in the care of children with a wide range of both congenital and acquired respiratory conditions.

Dr Charl Verwey

Charl Verwey is founder and the Division Head of Paediatric Pulmonology at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. He is currently pursuing a PhD looking at the pulmonary function sequelae of respiratory syncytial virus infection during infancy.

Dr Paul Williams

Since 2000 Paul Williams has been working as Consultant Physician at The Centre of Chest Disease and Critical Care based at Milpark Hospital, a large Tertiary Referral centre for Pulmonology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery as well as a Level 1 Trauma unit.

Ms Jodi Wolmer

Jodi Wolmer is a qualified physiotherapist with 15 years of experience exclusively in respiratory care. After 8 years of working in the UK both in the public and private setting as a lead Respiratory physiotherapist, she has  extensive experience in both respiratory and critical care.

Dr Marco Zampoli

Marco Zampoli’s completed his paediatric and sub-specialist training at Red Cross War memorial Children’s Hospital and the University of Cape Town in 2007. His clinical and research interests in the field of paediatric pulmonology are wide and include HIV-related lung disorders, cystic fibrosis , neuromuscular diseases and sleep medicine.

Professor Heather Zar

Heather Zar is Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.  After specialising in paediatrics she did 3 years of sub-specialist training in paediatric pulmonology at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre, New York, USA.