Dr Nick Kairinos

Plastic Surgeon
Dr Kairinos is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who completed his post graduate training at the University of Cape Town. Although general plastic and cosmetic surgery forms the bulk of his work, Dr Kairinos also has a keen interest in hand surgery and is a sessional consultant at the Dept of Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Academic Hospital. Dr Kairinos is also a member of the multidisciplinary team of the prestigious Chrysalis Clinic in Claremont, where he has a special interest in post-bariatric plastic surgery (body-contouring surgery following massive weight loss).

Over and above his other degrees, Dr Kairinos has the privilege of being the only South African to have been awarded a PhD in Plastic Surgery from UCT. This was for his multi-award winning research in the field of negative-pressure wound therapy. He is regarded as a key opinion leader in the field of complex wounds and serves as a reviewer for five international peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wound Healing Southern Africa (WHSA) journal, the official journal of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa.

Dr Martin Forlee

Vascular Surgeon
Martin grew up in Kimberley and matriculated from Christian Brothers College. He obtained his MBChB from the University of Cape Town in 1993. He achieved distinction in the pre-clinical and clinical examinations and was awarded the degree with 1st Class Honours.

He won the University Gold Medal for Medicine as the most outstanding candidate in the final year examinations.He was also awarded the Barnard Fuller Prize for the best student passing with honours, the Stabler Prize for the student showing the most promise in Surgery, the Ebrahim Medal for Excellence in the Study of Haematology, the UCT Council Postgraduate Scholarship (Medicine) and the Manual and Luby Washkansky Scholarship. He received the JH Louw Prize for Paediatric Surgery and the Cuthbert Crighton Prize for Obstetrics.

His post-graduate general surgery training was completed at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town. In his final year of general surgical training, he won the Ethicon Surgical Registrars Award for presentation of the best paper at the National Surgical Registrars Symposium.

He was admitted as a Fellow to the College of Surgeons of South Africa in 2003 and was awarded the Douglas Medal for being the most outstanding candidate in the country for the examination that year.

He spent 3 years training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the St James Vascular Institute in Dublin, Ireland. He most recently successfully completed the examination for the Certificate in Vascular Surgery (SA) and is a registered Vascular Surgeon. Martin has been appointed as a senior honorary lecturer in the Department of Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

He specializes in all aspects of General and Vascular Surgery, and has a special interest in minimally invasive arterial and venous endovascular techniques and the management of the Diabetic Foot. MBChB FCS(SA) Cert Vasc Surg(SA) Specialist General & Vascular Surgeon

Dr Jason Crane

Orthopaedic surgeon
Dr. Jason Crane is an Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle disorders. He completed undergraduate training at the University of Pretoria and after working in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom he settled in Cape Town, specializing in Orthopaedics surgery at Tygerberg Hospital. He completed his post graduate training in 2008 attaining both the FC Orth (SA) and MMED (Stel) Orth degree.

Since 2009 he has worked in his own practice at Cape Town MediClinic where he has cultivated a special interest in foot and ankle surgery seeing patients from across South Africa, Africa and also further afield for complex foot problems.

He lectures and advises on a surgical approach to diabetic foot conditions. He has developed specialized procedures for ankle ligament reconstruction and performed the first Zimmer Ankle Replacement on the African continent.

Jason is an active member of the South African Foot and Ankle Society.

When he's not seeing patients, he can be found in the ring at the local boxing gym or riding a tandem bicycle with his 11 year old daughter.

Dr Laura Redman

Vascular surgeon
Dr Laura Redman is a qualified General Surgeon and Vascular Surgeon. She has also trained in Vascular Ultrasound and IntraVascular Ultrasound having completed courses in both abroad. Dr Redman has completed a Master's Degree in Medicine.

Dr Redman is academically accredited, having published in local and international journals, co-edited an American Journal issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Disease on aneurysms and presented internationally in both France and Switzerland. She has won academic prizes – locally for a vascular dissertation and internationally for Best Scientific Paper.

She has focused her practice on a specialised unit of Veins, Lymphoedema and Wounds and based her protocols on international visited Centres of Excellence in USA, Europe and UK.

She is part of the Cape Advanced Wound Care Association and on the editorial board for the Wound Healing South African Journal and she is an on the board of the Lymphoedema Association of South Africa.

Dr Redman has started a holistic MultiDisciplinary Team approach to limb problem called Limb4Life. She has a great interest in vascular disease and will continue with research and development of cardiovascular prevention programmes in her practice.

Mr Rael Koping

Rael has a foundation in sports nutrition having served as dietician and vice chairman to WP bodybuilding, Dietician to Stormers rugby team, as well as various PSL soccer teams and youth academies. He ran a small sport supplement manufacturing company for eight years. Rael was at the forefront of the Low Carb diet movement. His area of focus is combating Metabolic Syndrome and its related pathologies, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Undergraduate: BSc. Physiology and Biochemistry WITS.
Postgraduate: BSc. Honours Dietetics (UCT); M.B.A. (UCT)

Prof Joel Dave

Prof Joel Dave completed his training as a Physician and Endocrinologist at Groote Schuur Hospital. After spending 8 years in private practice he returned to Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town in September 2016 as a Senior Specialist in the Division of Endocrinology. In September 2018 he was promoted to the Head of the Division of Endocrinology. Prof Dave is actively involved in research and the teaching and examining of undergraduate and postgraduate students. He particularly enjoys participating in continuing medical education activities with other healthcare professionals.

David Marais

Professor David Marais graduated from the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital where much research was done on familial hypercholesterolaemia at the time, including work by Professors Mike Berger and Wieland Gevers. After specialising in Internal Medicine in 1984, he studied Medical Biochemistry before returning to clinical practice in 1989 to head the lipid clinic and to develope a diagnostic and research laboratory for severe dyslipidaemias. He participated in pharmaceutical studies of new plasma lipopoprotein modifying drugs. Having moved to chemical pathology to focus more on laboratory investigation, he remains dedicated to ensure that severe metabolic errors can be diagnosed for best management, including innovating laboratory investigations when not available. He has collaborated in research and teaching in Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, along with other centres in South Africa.

Dr Tabie Greyling

Infectious Diseases Specialist and Physician
MB, ChB, Medicine 1997 – 2002 University of Stellenbosch Cert ID (SA) Phys CMSA



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