I was born and educated in Johannesburg, matriculating from Hyde Park High School before completing my undergraduate medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.
I specialised in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand rotating through the three main academic hospitals in Johannesburg – Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital.
On completing my specialty training in Orthopaedics in 2011, I worked as a consultant at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Limited private practice was performed at the Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre. At these centers I was employed in The Orthopaedic Trauma Unit and The Hand and Upper Limb Unit.
During this time period I completed a Specialist Fellowship in Hand Surgery with Dr M. Carides. I still work closely with Dr Carides and Dr Stewart, both experts in the field of hand surgery.
The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is the first private teaching hospital in South Africa. The hospital was established to create a facility in the private sector to train and retain specialists and sub-specialists in South Africa.
In addition to orthopaedic surgery there is a wide range of other medical specialists. These disciplines are supported by an Intensivist-led Critical Care Unit.
Hand Surgery in the Era of Biologics. Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Hand. Guest Speaker, South African Rheumatology and Arthritis Association. SARAA 2017.
Approach to the Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Non-Unions. World Combined Orthopaedic Association. COMOC Cape Town 2016. South African Orthopaedic Association. SAOA Congress 2014. South African Society for Surgery of the Hand. SASSH 2014.
Firecracker Injuries to the Hand over the Festive Period. SAOA Congress. 2011.
Evaluation of Peri-Articular Aggressive Benign Bone Tumours Treated with Cementation and a Locked Plate. SAOA 2009. COMOC Glasgow 2010.
Evaluation of Peri-Articular Aggressive Benign Bone Tumours Treated with Cementation and a Locked Plate. South African Orthopaedic Journal. 2011.
Mannie Lunz Prize for Orthopaedics. University of the Witwatersrand. 2011.