I am a Durban girl, married to an awesome Joburg guy, David.
Specialist Emergency Physician working in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital (RMMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I am only Emergency Physician at my hospital, and am therefore effectively the clinical lead and head of the Emergency Department at RMMCH.
About 70% of the patients at the Rahima ED are children, so it primarily a Paediatric Emergency Department.
I am also a lecturer for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. I still do my calls at Helen Joseph Academic Hospital (the large tertiary adult hospital) up the road, to make sure that I keep up-to-date in adult Emergency Medicine + trauma.
I have a keen interest in Critical Care, Prehospital and Retrieval medicine; toxicology; point-of-care ultrasound and medical education.
I am an avid simulation enthusiast.
I am the proud parent of one fur-child, Emet, a beautiful but demanding rescue cat.
I love reading; collecting graphic novels; all things fantasy + science fiction; and chocolate.
(My qualifications are South African:
FCEM, MMED, DipPEC, DA, MBBCh
Fellowship in College of Emergency Medicine
Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine
Diploma in Anaesthesia
Diploma in Primary Emergency Care
Bachelor of Medicine + Surgery)