Division of Neurology
The Division is part of the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus, noting that Neurology is a separate discipline, and not a subspeciality of Internal Medicine. Our clinical services are based at the Neurology Unit of Tygerberg Hospital with occasional outreach to Worcester and Helderberg hospitals. We offer a four year course in Neurology, with special interest in neuromuscular disease, stroke, and movement disorders. Training also involves rotations in EEG, EMG and nerve conduction studies, neuropsychiatry, and neuroradiology in combination with neuroanatomy.
Registrars are also taught to carry out nerve and muscle biopsies and participate in their subsequent interpretation. We have two dedicated video-EEG monitoring beds for investigating epilepsy. There is a monthly botulinum toxin clinic.
Our division runs a comprehensive stroke service offering acute reperfusion services, along with a full complement of allied health practitioners. We currently offer thrombolytic therapy for our acute ischaemic strokes, and in conjunction with the divisions of neurosurgery and radiology, are in the developmental stages of establishing a thrombectomy service.
The hospital has two CT and one MRI scanner, and state of the art nuclear medicine facilities for imaging.
In addition to weekly neuroimaging meetings, and daily review of scans available on the PACS system.
We have regular academic meetings with other services, including with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Tygerberg Hospital and combined meetings the Neurology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital.
Head: Prof JA Carr
Dr C Albertyn
Dr F Henning
Dr N Brey
Secretary: Annemie Louw
Tel: 021 - 938 5500
Fax: 021 - 438 4194
Physical address: Ward A-8-L, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg
University of Stellenbosch
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Division of Neurology
PO Box 142
We have two Neurology registrar positions. The next position will become available in January 2023; an announcement of the advertisement will be made on this website, and interviews will take place in September 2022. There is no requirement to have completed training in Internal Medicine prior to commencing Neurology training, but all candidates are expected to have written and passed the Part 1 examination of the Fellowship of the College of Neurology. We have no medical officer positions.
Dr Avumile Nongogo graduated from Walter Sisulu University in 2013. She subsequently completed a diploma in mental health through College of Medicine, South Africa in 2016. She commenced her training in January 2019.
Dr Heena Narotam Jeena started her training in July 2019. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2015. During her undergraduate training she became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and was one of the founding members of the TB PROOF initiative.
In addition, we have four supernumerary registrar positions:
Dr Karolien Groenewald graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2012. She commenced her training in Neurology in October 2018.
Dr Vivek Milan Keshani graduated from University of Hubert Kairuki Medical University in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania in 2017. He commenced his training in January 2020.
Dr. Yohane Gadama graduated from the University of Malawi, College of Medicine. He subsequently did an MSc in Stroke Medicine at University College London. He is a 2020 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholar.