​​​​​​​Division of Haematological Pathology


Academic Staff


​Prof. Akin Abayomi

Head of Division of Haematopathology, NHLS Tygerberg Academic Hospital 

Associate Professor of Haematology Stellenbosch University

MBBS (London), MRCP (UK), FCPath Haem (SA), MPhil (UP), FRCP(Edin) 

PhD Project: Stem cells in HIV disease. Ethics and infrastructure. In progress

My current position is as Chief Pathologist and Head of the Division of Haematology and Associate Professor Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.  I am a specialist in internal Medicine and Haematology, I studied at the Royal Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital in the University of London where I attained my first graduate degree in Medicine. I went on to specialize in Internal Medicine and Haematology, obtaining fellowships from both Royal College of Medicine in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa. I have worked in several countries around the world in both Internal Medicine and Haematology and have been exposed to a variety of geographical variations and disease patterns within the discipline of Internal Medicine and Haematology. My focus has mainly been on the complications of HIV and the development of laboratory and clinical capacity to rise to the challenge of the HIV epidemic in the Developing world and Africa.
Tel: +27 21 938 4608
Fax: +27 21 938 4609
E-mail: abayomi@sun.ac.za 

Mrs. Zaakiyyah Ryan

Divisional Secretary

Tel: +27 21 938 4608
Fax: +27 21 938 4609
E-mail: zryan@sun.ac.za

​Dr. Ravnit Grewal

Consultant Haematopathologist

MBCHB, FCPath (SA), MMed (Haem Path) (Stell)​

Tel: +27 21 938 4399
E-mail: rgrewal@​​sun.ac.za​

Dr. Thandiwe Manjati

Consultant Haematopathologist

MBCHB, FCPath (SA), MMed (Haem Path) (Stell)​, Dip. Occupational Medicine

Tel: +27 21 938 4613
E-mail: thandiwe.manjati@nhls.ac.za​

Dr. Carmen Swanepoel

Senior Medical Scientist

PhD (Medical Biochemistry)

Tel: +27 21 938 4103
E-mail: carmens@sun.ac.za​

Mr. Timothy Reid

Medical Scientist

MSc  Med.Sc (Medical Virology)

Tel: +27 21 938 6657
E-mail: treid@sun.ac.za​