Netcare Waterfall City Hospital – Midrand, Gauteng.
I was born in Johannesburg and attended Jeppe High School for boys. I studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, obtaining my MB BCh in 2001. I completed my internship at Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape, and my community service at Sebokeng Hospital in Vereeniging where I worked exclusively in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
I then travelled to the United Kingdom and began my formal surgical training in England. I spent two and a half years living in the beautiful city of Bath and completed various surgical rotations in Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology and General Surgery. I worked in hospitals in both England and Wales. During this time period I completed the British examinations and fulfilled all clinical requirements to become a full member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007.
I returned to South Africa and spent some time working in the Intensive Care Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital before starting my training as a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon through the University of the Witwatersrand. I qualified and became a fellow of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa in 2011. In 2012, I was fortunate to spend a year completing a full-time Specialist Fellowship in Knee Surgery involving both Arthroplasty as well as Arthroscopic Joint Ligament Reconstruction, under the watchful eye of one of South Africa’s top knee surgeons, Dr Ponky Firer, at the Linksfield Clinic in Johannesburg. Thereafter I spent a further year working with another highly respected and renowned Knee Surgeon, Dr Glen Vardi, at the Rosebank Clinic. During this time I completed research, initiated during my specialist training, culminating in my being awarded the Degree of Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013. I have also spent time furthering my training in shoulder surgery under the guidance of one of Johannesburg’s most respected shoulder surgeons, Dr Charles Breckon, at the Morningside Clinic, with the focus being on Arthroscopic Surgery, and have gained valuable training and exposure in Joint Replacement Surgery as well.
I have been working in private practice since 2012 and have consulting rooms at Waterfall hospital in Midrand. I treat general orthopaedic conditions but my main area of interest is in sports-related injuries, joint ligament reconstruction and other arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder. In addition, I perform a fair amount of trauma surgery as I regularly cover the casualty departments at both Waterfall and Sunninghill hospitals. I am a full member of the South African Orthopaedic Association and have full registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I live in Sandton and am happily married to Faye. Together we have two beautiful sons, Jordan and Connor. I am an avid runner and when I do get free time I can be found on the road chalking up the miles. I completed my first Comrades Marathon at the age of twenty two in 1999 and have subsequently gone on to complete six Comrades Marathons in total, with my best time being eight hours and eleven minutes. I have three Bill Rowan medals and three Bronze medals – maybe one day I will get that Silver! I have run the beautiful Two Oceans Marathon three times and have also completed the London Marathon. I have completed the 94.7 cycle challenge twice. I go to the gym regularly and also enjoy playing golf and tennis.