​​​​​Department of Psychiatry

Heads of Clinical Units

​Clinical Services, Stikland Hospital​

Prof Liezl Koen
MBChB, MMed (Psych), PhD 

Tel: ​​021 940 8718/4455​


Prof Koen is a senior specialist and associate professor. She is also the head of clinical services at Stikland Hospital. Her interests include schizophrenia, emergency psychiatry, and psychopharmacology.

Adult Psychiatric S​ervices, Tygerberg Hospital ​

Dr. Kerry-Ann Louw
MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), MPhil (Liaison Mental Health)

Tel: 021 938 9116

Dr.  Louw is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist and senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. She is the Head of the Clinical Unit of adult psychiatry services and runs consultation-liaison psychiatry services at Tygerberg Hospital. 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Tygerberg Hospital
​​​Dr. Anusha Lachman

MBChB, DCH, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), Cert Child Psych, MPhil (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Tel: 021 938 9021/4573
Fax: 021 938 6111

Dr. Lachman is the C&A consultant at the adolescent inpatient unit at Tygerberg Hospital and the Head of the Clinical Unit at Tygerberg Child Psychiatry.​ She is also the program convener​​ for the MPhil in Infant Mental Health. Dr. Lachman's research interests include maternal and infant mental health, adolescent neuropsychiatry, and paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Lentegeur Hospital


Dr. Rene Nassen ​

​Tel: 021 370 1316
Fax: 021 938 9738

Dr. Nassen is a psychiatrist (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) and lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry. She is particularly interested in the neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV.