Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​Department of Medicine

Division of Pulmonology


The Division is part of the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus.  We offer one of the most comprehensive range of pulmonology services in South Africa. We also run the medical intensive care service for Tygerberg Academic Hospital. We are actively involved in postgraduate teaching in internal medicine and Pulmonology/Critical Care. The unit also has a large Respiratory Research Unit.

Prof. E. Irusen; MBChB (Natal), FCP(SA), PhD, FCCP
Position: Head of Division of Pulmonology
Tel: +27 21 938 9554


Hospital Contact Details

Mr Morne Stoffels
Tel:  021 938 5776
Fax:  021 938 4666
Physical Address:  A5, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Tygerberg
Postal Address:  P O Box 241, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa


Other personnel

Prof CFN Koegelenberg: Consultant/Senior Specialist

Dr U Lalla: ICU Consultant/ Senior Specialist

Dr B Allwood – Consultant / Senior Specialist

Sub –Specialty Registrars:
Dr J Shaw
Dr E Wilken

In addition, we have - 6 medical registrars who rotate through the Division for 6-month periods.

Part-time staff: Prof  Diacon 

Our team of medical technologists is led by Mr Francois Swart, nursing personnel are headed by Sr H van Schalkwyk; Bronchoscopy and Thoracoscopy theatres are headed by Mr C Masela


Special Interests / Research Projects

  • Obstructive Lung Disease, Molecular medicine - Prof Irusen
  • Interventional Pulmonology & Smoking Cessation - Prof Koegelenberg











Lung Diseases Selected State of the Art Reviews - Edited by Elvis Irusen







Asthma in Africa
Launched: 1 August 2012
Editors: Prof AA Aworedu (Head: Department of Internal Medicine - Walter Sisulu University) & Prof EM Irusen (Head: Pulmonology Division - Stellenbosch University)