​​Department of Surgical Sciences

Division of Urology

Department Head 

Prof Andre v.d. Merwe
MBChB (Stell) MRCS (England) MRCS (Edin)
MMed  (Urol) UCT, FC (Urol) SA, MSc Clin Epi (Stell)



Department Secretary

Please direct all enquiries to

Ms Leverne Engelbrecht 
Tel: +27 21 938 9094
Fax: +27 21 938 9278
Email: leverne@sun.ac.za



 Dr Farzana Cassim
MBBCh (Wits), FC (Urol) SA, MMed (Urol)UCT








petrus.jpg Dr Petrus Venter (Pieter) Spies
MBChB (Stell ).FC(Urol ), FC Urol (SA)








Hayes Chair of Research
Dr Pedro Fernandez
BSc, BSc Hons (Biochemistry), PhD (Med Sci. Genetics (Stell)








Dr Danelo du Plessis
MBChB. FC (Urol) 2020 






​Dr Alexander Szpytko


Dr Stephan Kruger 
MBChB (Stell)


Dr Julian Charles Hellig  
MB,ChB (Stell) 


Medical Officer and Research Assistant

Heidi v Deventer.jpgDr Heidi van Deventer 
MBChB, Msc Clinical Epidemiology.





Project Manager & Clinical Research Coordinator

Mrs Hayley Irusen
MSc Med Sc (Clinical Epidemiology) (Stell)






Research Nurse

tshepo.jpgMr S.J Ntlaba