Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology


The Division of Cardiology is an integral component of the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. The clinical activities are centered around the Cardiac Unit of Tygerberg Hospital that includes a 25 bed coronary care unit, a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, an echocardiography laboratory and an outpatient clinic. We offer a full range of cardiac services and take pride in our involvement in cardiology training.

Head: Prof A F Doubell

Qualifications: MBChB MMed(Int), FCP(SA), BSc Hons. PhD(Stell.), LKl(SA)
Tel: +27 21 938 9242 / 4400




Contact details

Secretary: Ylana Waller
Tel: 021 938 4400
Fax: 021 4410

Physical address:
Cardiology, C-passage, 8th floor, Tygerberg Hospital

Postal address:
University Stellenbosch
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Division of Cardiology
PO Box 241
Cape Town
South Africa


Other Staff

  • Dr HSVH Weich  Consultant Cardiologist -
  • Dr P Herbst   Consultant Cardiologist -
  • Dr H Cyster   Medical Officer (echocardiography)
  • Dr J van Niekerk  Medical Officer (echocardiography)
  • Dr S Fourie   Senior registrar in Cardiology
  • Dr M Heradien   Senior registrar in Cardiology
  • Dr A Talle   Fellow from Nigeria

In addition, we have 4 medical registrars who rotate through the Division for 6-month periods.

Our team of medical technologists is led by Ms Singh. Nursing personnel in the coronary care unit, the cardiology catheterization laboratory and outpatients are headed by Sr Bruinders, Sr Petersen and Sr Gray respectively.

Special Interests / Research Projects

  • Valvular disease, particularly percutaneous treatment
  • Pericardial disease
  • Vasoactive peptides
  • Metamphetamine abuse and the heart