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Permanent and long term contract staff
Associate Professor
Research fields and staff
Associate Professor Jenny Thomas
Acute and chronic pain management, palliative care,
analgesia and sedation, burns, conjoined twins, paediatric
trauma and orthopaediacs, HIV and Aids, transplantation,
neonatal anaesthesia and pain,general paediatric surgery,
peri-operative behavioural disorders, paediatric peri-
operative audits of deaths and critical adverse event
Graeme Wilson
Paediatric pharmacology, total intravenous anaesthesia
techniques, target-controlled anaesthesia, cardiothoracic
Rebecca Gray
Transfusion medicine, vascular access, premature infants,
ultrasound application, cardiacs, general paediatric surgery
and burns.
Karmen Kemp
Cardiac anaesthesia,childhood malignancies, teaching.
Kotie Bester
Ultrasound and echocardiography applications in
paediatric anaesthesia, modalities for analgesia and
sedation, interventional radiology and MRI.
Supernumerary fellowships in paediatric anaesthesia have
been running for a number of years and two Kenyan
anaesthetists have trained here as well as numerous South
Africans. The plan is to find funding for these to ensure
sustainability for this training in paediatric anaesthesia.
A number of paediatric anaesthetists do sessions at
RCWMCH, and these include Drs Owen Hodges (research
in Burns blood transfusion techniques), Tony Butt, and
David Kirsch.
Contact Details
Postal address: Division of Paediatric Anaesthesia, School
of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town,
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Klipfontein
Road, Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa.
Tel: +27 21 6585003 / 6585105
Fax: +27 21 6585183
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Department Of Paediatrics
And Child Health
Affiliated Disciplines
Paediatric Dermatology
Head of Unit: Associate Professor N. Khumalo
Unit profile
The division’s only consultant runs the clinical service and
is assisted by dermatology registrars from Groote Schuur
Hospital for two clinics a week.
Professor Nonhlanhla Khumalo is NRF-rated and runs the
only academic hair research clinic in the country (with Groote
Schuur Hospital’s Dr Ngwanya). Her research interests include
the epidemiology and treatment of hair and scalp disorders
that uniquely affect individuals with afro-textured hair. Her
international collaboration studies use various research
tools - scanning (and transmission) electron microscopy and
amino acid analysis of hair. Current studies are investigating
the link between folliculitis keloidalis nuchea and HIV
transmission. She is also developing a hair classification tool
that will be useful for elucidating the relationship between
the pathogenesis of alopecia and hair phynotype.
Permanent staff
Associate Professor
Department Of Paediatrics
And Child Health
Affiliated Disciplines
Paediatric Nuclear Medicine
Head of Unit: Dr A. Brink
Unit profile
The Paediatric Nuclear Medicine Service is part of the
Department of Paediatric and Child Health. It provides
the Nuclear Medicine investigations and therapy for all
neonates and children being treated in facilities associated