Anaesthesiology Critical Care
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Anaesthesiology and Critical Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Meet the Team​ ​ ​ ​

​Professor Sean Chetty

MBChB(Natal), DCH(SA), DA(SA), FCA(SA) Cert.Crit.Care(SA) PhD
Executive Head of Department

Professor Chetty is an Anaesthesiologist with a sub-specialist qualification in Critical Care.  In addition, he has e​xtensive clinical and research experience in Pain Medicine and is the President of the South African pain society (Pain SA).

Professor Chetty was the recipient of the 2019/2020 Discovery Foundation MGH Scholarship, which afforded him the opportunity to complete a fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in Boston, USA in 2019/2020

His areas of research interests include acute pain management for the obstetric patient and the management of pain and sedation in the critically ill patient.  He has a passion for expanding medical education and is regularly involved in knowledge expansion initiatives for health care professionals in South Africa and internationally.

​Management Te​​a​​m​​

Dr Latifa Firfiray

MBChB, Dip Obst, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes)
Head of Clinical Unit - Anaesthesiology

Clinical & Academic responsibilities: Anaesthesiology Clinical Services – Tygerberg Hospital 


Dr Theresa Louw

Head of Clinical Unit - Anaesthesiology

Academic & Clinical responsibilities: Peri-operative Medicine, Under-graduate training co-ordinator

Dr Francois W Retief 

MBChB (Stell), DA (SA), PDD (UWC), FCA (SA), MMed (Anaes) (Stell)
Head of Clinical Unit - Anaesthesiology

Academic & Clinical responsibilities: Pain Medicine, Post-graduate training co-ordinator

​Dr Jonathan Burke

MBChB, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes)
Head of Clinical Unit - Anaesthesiology

Clinical & Academic responsibilities: District Anaesthesiology Services


Head of Clinical Unit - Critical Care


Medical Specialist - Anaesthesiology Tygerberg Hospit​​al


Dr Annemé Breedt

Special Interest: Obstetric Anaesthesia 

Dr Celeste Cilliers

Special Interest: Paediatric Anaesthesia

Administrative responsibilities:  Elective visitors co-ordinator, Chair of the Wellness Committee

Dr Willem De Villiers
MBChB, DA(SA), FCA(SA), MMed (Anaes)

Special Interest: Peri-operative Echocardiography

Administrative responsibilities:  Pharmacy

Dr Johan Dippenaar
MBChB (UP), D(SA), FC(SA), MMed (Anaes)(US)

Academic and Clinical Responsibilities:

Special interests: Paediatric and Neurosurgical anaesthesia.

Administrative responsibilities: Theatre rostering


Dr Carmen Drude

MBChB(Stell), DA(SA), FCA(SA), MMed(Anaes) 

Special interest: Trauma Anaesthesia and Obstetrics Anaesthesia.


Dr Marianne Johnson
MBChB (Stell), DA(SA), MMed (Anaes), FCA

Special Interest: Pre-operative assessment clinic

Administrative responsibilities: Consumables

Dr J King 

MBChB (UFS), FCA(SA), MMed(Anaes)

Special interests:  Geriatric Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Nursing training

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Dr Andre Links
MBChB (Stell)  DA (SA) DMH (SA) FCA(SA)

Special Interest: Neuroanaesthesia and Intensive Care

Administrative responsibilities: Electronic theatre booking systems​​

Dr Simone Piovesan

Special Interest:  Blood Conservation strategies and Bariatric Surgery


Dr Keenan Sankar


Dr Annette Theron
MBChB(Stell), Dip Obst(SA), DA(SA), FCA (SA), MMed (Anaes) (UKZN)

Special Interest: Peri-operative medicine. Obstetric Anaesthesia

Administrative responsibilities: Rostering​

Dr Stephen Venter

Administrative responsibilities: Peri-operative TOE & Critical Care 

Medical Specialist – Crit​i​​​​​cal Care​


Dr Ryan Davids
MBChB(Stell), DA (SA), MMed (Anaes), FCA(SA)

Special Interest: Neuroanaesthesia, Critical Care, Biomedical Ethics

Administrative responsibilities: Research co-ordinator


Dr. Yaw A. Kusi-Mensah
MBChB(UG), DA(WACS), MPhil(Physiology(UG)), MWACS, MGCS 

Special Interests: Critical-Care and Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia​

Medical Specialist – Anaesthesiology District Servic​​e​​​​s​​​​

​Dr Adéle de Goede

MBChB(Stell); DA(SA); FCA(SA); MMed(Anaes)

Special Interest: Resilience in Anaesthesia training and development, Anaesthesia nurse training

Administrative responsibilities: District servcies for Eerste River and Helderberg hospitals 

Dr Sarwat Ha​meed Ikram
MBChB, DA (SA), MMED (Anaes)

Special Interest: District Anaesthesia

Administrative responsibilities: District servcies for Khayelitsha District Hospital

Dr Megan Jaworska
MBChB, DA, FCA, MMed (Anaes)

Special Interest: FATE

Administrative responsibilities: District services for Karl Bremmer and Helderberg hospitals


​Ms Shanita Chhiba
BSc Physiotherapy (SU) | M Physiotherapy (SU)

Research Associate

Administrative​ Staff

Ms Hazel Dryding
Administrative Officer
Tel: +27 21 938 9030

​Focus area: Personal Assistant to Professor Sean Chetty

Mrs Charlaine Janse van Rensburg
Administrative Officer
Tel: +27 21 938 9231

Focus area: Student Administration

Ms Nadeema Williams
Administrative Officer
Tel: +27 21 938 9028

Focus area: Financial Administration & Internation​al Students​