Anaesthesiology Critical Care
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Anaesthesiology and Critical Care


​Dr Latifa Firfiray
MBChB, Dip Obst, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes)
Acting Executive Head 
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Head of Clinical Unit responsible for Clinical Services, including the operating theatres, pain and perioperative clinics

​Dr Sean Chetty
MBChB (Natal), DCH (SA), FCA (SA), Cert.Crit.Care (SA), PhD
Head:  Clinical Department
​Academic & Clinical responsibilities: Critical Care, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Acute & Chronic Pain Management 

​Medical Specialist​​​s

​Dr Carl Steadman
MBChB (Stell), DA (SA), FCS (SA), MMed (Anaes)
Academic & Clinical responsibilities:  An interest in Bariatric surgery, Chronic pain clinic, Anaesthetic pre-operative clinic,  Animal lab Anaesthesia, Robotic surgery

Dr Stephen Venter
Academic & Clinical responsibilities:  A special interest in peri-operative TOE & Critical Care


Dr Willem De Villiers
MBChB, DA(SA), FCA(SA), MMed (Anaes)
Academic & Clinical responsibilities:  Teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students. MMed Supervisor. Administering Anaesthesia at Tertiary level for most surgical specialities and sub specialities.  Pharmacy

​Dr Annemie Burke
MBChB (Stell), FCA, DA, DCH, MMed (Anaes)
Academic & Clinical responsibilities: A special interest in Pediatric anesthesia, Acute Pain Management, Burns Anesthesia & Trauma Anesthesia


​Dr Sim
one Piovesan
Academic & Clinical responsibilities:   A special interest in Blood Conservation strategies and Bariatrics and is a member of the rollout team for the bariatric centre to be set up at Tygerberg academic hospital.  


​Dr Theresa Louw
Academic & Clinical responsibilities: Head of Clinical Unit


​Dr Adéle de Goede
MBChB(Stell); DA(SA); FCA(SA); MMed(Anaes)
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Wellness Committee, Social portfolio, TBH anaesthetic nursing training, Clinical Course organising committee, Recovery room and PACHU correspondent, Registrar link, FCA Part 1 examiner, DA examiner, SASA Western Cape committee for nurse education, SASA interest group for Anaesthetic Nurse Induction Course.


​Dr Annette Theron
MBChB(Stell), Dip Obst(SA), DA(SA), FCA (SA), MMed (Anaes) (UKZN)
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: University Lecturer of Undergraduate & Post Graduate students 


Dr Celeste Cilliers
Clinical and Academic responsibilities: Peadiatric portfolio, Elective visitors, Chair of the Wellness Committee, Member of the program committee, Senior lecturer, DA examiner, 
Administering Anaesthesia at Tertiary Level for most surgical specialties and sub specialities​


​Dr Francois W Retief 
MBChB (Stell), DA (SA), PDD (UWC), FCA (SA), MMed (Anaes) (Stell) (HCU Anaesthesiology)
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Clinical Anaesthesiologist and Senior Lecturer with an interest in basic Sciences, Regional Anaesthesia, Peri-Operative Ultrasound, Technical innovations and Cardiac Anaesthesia. Involvement in the Postgraduate Program, Academic Program, Short Courses and Research.



​Dr Jonathan Burke
MBChB, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes) 
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Lead in obstetric anaesthesia since 2008 with interests in cardiac, vascular and paediatric anaesthesia



​Dr Maretha du Raan
Dutch Anaesthesiologist qualification; European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care; Postgraduate diploma in pain and sedation
Clinical and Academic responsibilities: Acting HOD Anaesthesiology for Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery department, Faculty of Dentistry, UWC.  Module Coordinator and lecturer Anaesthesiology for IV year dentistry students. Field of interest are Airway management and difficult intubations

​Dr Marianne Johnson
MBChB (Stell), DA(SA), MMed (Anaes), FCA
Clinical and Academic responsibilities: Pre-operative Clinic and Consumables



​Dr Megan Jaworska
MBChB, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes)
Clinical and Academic responsibilities: District Anaesthesiologist at Karl Bremer and Helderberg Hospitals


Dr Ruchi Lawrie
MBChB, DipPEC(SA), DA(SA), FCA(SA), MMed(Anaes)
Academic and clinical responsibilities: Teaching (students, interns and registrars), Ophthalmology liaison, tertiary level anaesthesia for most disciplines.
Dr Renilda Pillay 
MBChB, DA (SA), MMed (Anaes), FCA (SA)
Academic and clinical responsibilities: A special interest in Pediatric anaesthesia and morbidity and mortality.

Dr Dirk Coetzee 
MB.ChB (Stell), MMed (Anaes), FCA (SA)
Clinical and Academic responsibilities: Teaching and training of pre- & postgraduate student & registrars.





IMG_4920.JPG​Dr Annemé Breedt

Academic & Clinical responsibilities : Teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students. Administering Anaesthesia at Tertiary level for most surgical specialities and sub specialities. Preoperative clinic.

IMG_4788.JPGDr Ryan Davids

MBChB(Stell), DA (SA), MMed (Anaes), FCA(SA)
Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Critical Care, Teaching & Examining of Post Graduate students
Special Interests: Neuroanaesthesia, Critical Care, Biomedical Ethics currently a MPhil student in applied medical ethics

Administrative​ Staff

​Nadeema Williams
Personal Assistant to Dr Latifa Firfiray
Tel: +27 21 938 9028


Hazel Dryding
Personal Assistant to Dr Sean Chetty
Tel: +27 21 938 9030

Charlaine Janse van Rensburg
Student Administration
Tel: +27 21 938 9231


​Magdaleen Esterhuyse

R2 - Tygerberg Hospital
Tel: +27 21 938 5142