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Dr Vanessa Perrott
Medical education.
Dr Greg Petro
Clinical epidemiology; Haemorrhage and transfusion in the
obstetric patient; Termination of pregnancy.
Dr Linda Rogers
Vulval cancer, MRI Imaging in endometrial and cervical
cancer, optimal management of early stage cervical cancer,
outcome of ovarian cancer in developing countries.
Dr Leann Schoeman
High-risk obstetrics; Audit of clinical obstetric management;
cardiac disease in pregnancy.
Dr Valentin Stefan
Haemorrhage and transfusion in the obstetric patient.
Dr Chantal Stewart
Fetal medicine; Women’s expectations of and attitudes to
fetal anomaly scans; Preterm labour; Ultrasound screening
for risk of pregnancy complications.
Dr Hetta van Zyl
Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and complications; High risk
obstetrics; Laparoscopic surgery; Caesarian section:
prevalence and outcome.
Dr Linda Walmsley
Infertility: Quality of life, HIV
Sub-speciality trainees
Dr Tracey Adams: Gynaecological Oncology
(Graduated 2012)
Dr Catherine Elliott: Maternal and Fetal
Dr Malika Patel: Reproductive
Medicine(Graduated 2012)
Dr D Richards: Gynaecological Oncology
In 2012 there were 1229 students registered in the Faculty
of Health Sciences over the 6 years of the MBChB
course. The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
was responsible for tuition in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in both
Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Thus during 2012 approximately 800 students were taught
by the O&G Department.
Awards and other major highlights
Professor Lynette Denny was awarded the Fellowship
ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists, London, UK.
Professor Lynette Denny awarded the South African
Medical Association (SAMA) award for Extra-Ordinary
service to Medicine.
Professor Lynette Denny President – International Society
of Gynecologic Cancer, Chair FIGOGynaecology Oncology
Professor Susan Fawcus promoted to Full Professor. Was
invited as expert to WHO Maternal Surveillance and
Response workshop for Anglophone African countries,
Harare, Zimbabwe. Also served as advisor and Vice-
Chairman at the Annual meeting of Scientific and Advisory
Group of the Reproductive Health Research Unit of World
Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor Zephne van der Spuy appointed Emeritus
Professor and Senior Scholar following her retirement as
Professor and Head of Postgraduate Education. Awarded
Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians
of Ireland. Part of the National Contraceptive Expert
Committee which developed the new SA guidelines.
Dr Catherine Elliott graduated MMed (O&G):
“Complications of anticoagulation in pregnant women
with mechanical heart valves”. Supervisor: Dr L Schoeman.
Dr Kobby Essel graduated MMed (O&G): “A Study on
knowledge of contraception”. Supervisor: Professor Z van
der Spuy
Dr Anne Horak graduated MMed (O&G): “An analysis
of the Caesarean Section rate at Mowbray Maternity
Hospital using Robson’s Ten Group Classification System”.
(Awarded with distinction) and supervised by Professor S
Dr Viju Thomas graduated MMed (O&G): “Maternal
selenium levels in recurrent pregnancy loss”. Supervisor:
Professor Z van der Spuy
Dr Lindi Vollmer was awarded the Daubenton Medal for
the College of Medicine Part II FCOG (SA). Graduated
MMed (O&G): “Teenage pregnancy: A review of patients
accessing obstetric care in the peninsula maternal and
neonatal service”. Supervisor: Professor Z van der Spuy.