Professional Background

I qualified as general surgeon from the University of Leuven (Belgium, 2007) and subsequently as pediatric surgeon from the University of Pretoria (2011). I continued my interest and professional development in “state of the art” minimally invasive general pediatric-, neonatal-, liver transplant-, anorectal malformation- and oncological surgery at Chelsea and Westminister Hospital (London, United Kingdom), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children (London, United Kingdom), Leuven University Hospital (Leuven, Belgium) and St. Luc University Hospital (Brussels, Belgium) between 2011 and 2016.

I consider myself fortunate to work in close collaboration with excellent pediatricians in our province. I look forward to the opportunity and challenge to contribute to the development of holistic child health at local and national level and to continue developing myself as a person, surgeon, researcher, inspiring colleague and community member.

Outpatient and Emergency Services

  • 24 hour Emergency Pediatric Surgery Care
  • Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Panorama Mediclinic (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  •  “Same day” Communication and Reporting

Pediatric Surgery Service Delivery

  • All aspects of Penetrating and Blunt trauma involving children
  • All aspects of endoscopic pediatric abdominal surgery
  • All aspect of neonatal surgery
  • All aspects of pediatric oncology surgery
  • All aspects of colonic  and anorectal malformation surgery

Current Focus and  Developments

  • Multi-disciplinary, Comprehensive Patient Centred Service Delivery
  • Continuity of Care / Partnerships
  • Collaborative Child Health Care within a team approach

Future Perspectives

  • Expansion of neonatal- and congenital abnormality surgery
  • Split liver- / living donor pediatric liver transplantation program
  • Serving our pediatric community to the best of my ability