South African Thoracic Society

Editorial Board Members

Professor Keertan Dheda


MB BCh (Wits), FCP(SA), FCCP, PhD (Lond), FRCP (Lond)

Head Department the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Professor of Mycobacteriology and Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Director, Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa.

Professor Coenraad FN Koegelenberg

Deputy Editor

MBChB, MMed (Int), FCP (SA), FRCP (UK), Cert Pulm (SA), PhD

Head of Division: Pulmonology
Stellenbosch University & Tygerberg Hospital
Cape Town
South Africa

Professor EM Irusen

Section Editor – Breath-taking News


Professor of Pulmonology, Emeritus

Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University
Cape Town

Professor Eric D Bateman


Professor of Respiratory Medicine: Head -Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town.
Director: University of Cape Town Lung Institute
George Street, Mowbray
Cape Town

Professor B Allwood

MBBCH (Wits) DCH (SA) DA (SA) FCP(SA) MPH (UCT) CERT PULM (SA) PHD (UCT) Consultant pulmonologist and lecturer in the Division of Pulmonology at the Stellenbosch University.

Professor GA Richards

MB BCh FCP(SA) PhD(MED) Director Critical Care Johannesburg Hospital Chief Physician Department of Critical Care Johannesburg Hospital Associate Professor Department of Medicine, University of the Witswatersrand 7 York Road, Park Town Johannedburg

Professor Mohamed F Jeebhay

MBChB UKZN DOH MPhil (Epi) Cape Town MPH (OccMed) PhD Michigan

Clinical Head: Occupational Medicine Division
School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Department of Medicine
University of Cape Town
Room 4.45, Level 4, Falmouth Building
Faculty of Health Sciences
Anzio Road, Observatory, South Africa

Professor M Wong

Head of the Division of Pulmonology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg. Adjunct Professor, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa Northcliff Johannesburg

Professor Kennedy Nyamande

Division of Internal Medicine Department of Pulmonology School of Clinical Medicine Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine University of Natal College of Health Sciences

Dr Richard Raine

MBChB(UCT) MMed(Med)(UCT),FCP(SA) Respiratory Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

Professor R Masekela

Adjunct Professor Paediatric Pulmonologist Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Congella KwaZulu Natal

Dr Phindile Gina

MBBCh (Wits), FCP(SA), PhD (UCT), Cert Pulm (SA)

Consultant Pulmonologist: Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town.

Professor Heather Zar


Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health
Director of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonology at Red Cross Childrens Hospital
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit

MBChB, MRCP(UK), Dip HIV(Man), MMED, FCP(SA), Cert Pulm(SA), PhD Consultant Pulmonologist Division of Pulmonology and Department of Medicine University of Cape Town & Groote Schuur Hospital Head Lung Clinical Research Unit University of Cape Town Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd

Professor P Goussard

MBChB (SU), MMed (Paed) (SU), FC Paed (SA), PhD (SU)

Head of Clinical Unit: Paediatric Pulmonology and Paediatric Intensive Care,
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital

Professor Mervyn Mer

MBBCh Dip PEC (SA) FCP (SA) Pulmonology subspecialty
Cert Critical Care (SA) MMed (Int Med) FRCP (London) FCCP PhD

Dept of Medicine
Division of Pulmonology & Critical Care
Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital & Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Witwatersrand
7 York Road

Professor Greg Calligaro

BSc. Hons (Physiology) MBBCh Dip PEC, FCP MMed (UCT) Cert Pulm (SA) Consultant Pulmonologist, Division of Pulmonology, Groote Schuur Hospital. Associate Professor: Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Medical Lead: Thoracic transplantation, Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic, GSH.

Professor Timothy Pennel

MBChB (Stell), FC Cardio (SA), PhD (UCT) Chris Barnard Chair and Head of Division Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at Groote Schuur Hospital

Professor Akhter Goolam Mohamed

Professor Akhter Goolam Mohamed
Specialist Physician/Pulmonologist
Room 17, Ground Floor, Louis Pasteur Building
374 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria,  South Africa

Dr Shaun Donnovin Maasdorp

MBChB (UFS), MMed (Int Med), FCP(SA), Cert Pulmonology(SA)Phys

Head: Division of Pulmonology at Universitas Academic Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State

Dr Charl Verwey

MBChB (UP), FcPaed (SA), MMed (Paed)(Wits), Cert Pulmonology (SA) Paed, PhD (Wits)

Head of Division: Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand
Head of Division: Paediatric Pulmonology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Dr Jane Alexandra Shaw

MBChB (UCT), FCP (SA), MMed (Stell), Cert. Pulm (SA), MPhil (Stell)

Pulmonologist and research clinician, Biomedical Research Institute, Immunology Research Group, Stellenbosch University

Dr Rubeshan Perumal

FCP (SA), Cert Pulmonology (SA)

Specialist Physician and Pulmonologist, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN

Prof Jacques Janson

MBChB (Stell), FC (SA) Cardio, PhD

Head: Division of Cardiothoracic surgery at the Stellenbosch University

International Editorial Board Members

Professor A Cattamanchi

MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow Affiliation: MU-UCSF Research Collaboration Affiliation adjunct professor at the UCSF School of Medicine

Professor GB Migliori

MD, FRCP (London)

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases
Fondazione S. Maugeri, Care and Research Institute, Tradate, Italy
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Secretary General Elect and WHO/ECDC Liaison Officer
Eur Respir J, Assoc Editor
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, Assoc Editor

Professor SK Sharma


Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Head, Department of Medicine
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi- 110 029, India

Professor F Chung


Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Head of Experimental Studies at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Senior Investigator of the UK National Institute for Health Research

Dr S Kwarteng Owusu

Paediatric Pulmonologist
Department of Child Health
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Professor Bruce Kirenga

Bruce is a Senior Lecturer (Pulmonology) and founding Director of the Makerere University Lung Institute. Bruce formally trained in internal medicine at Makerere University and completed specialty registrar training in Pulmonary Medicine at Mulago Hospital and proceeded to complete an additional year of clinical and research training in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University, USA. Dr Kirenga also completed a 2-year Masters clinical research fellowship of the University of Amsterdam offered at the University of Rwanda, School of Public Health in Rwanda. Bruce’s main interests are in clinical and epidemiological research in the areas of obstructive lung diseases and their determinants as well as tuberculosis. He is a mentor of several junior physicians in Pulmonary Medicine and Epidemiology.

Professor Peter J Barnes

FRS, FMedSci
Margaret Turner-Warwick Professor of Medicine
Airway Disease Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, Dovehouse St, London SW3 6LY, UK
phone: +44(0)207 594 7959; fax 0207 351 8126

Professor: Muhwa Jeremiah Chakaya

MBChB (Nairobi University), MMeD (Nairobi University), DThM (University of London )
Ag. CEO and Technical Director at the Respiratory Society of Kenya.
Professorr, Global Lung Health,  LLiverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Honorary Lecture, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Therapeutics and Dermatology, Kenyatta University

Professor Harriet Mpairwe

MBChB (MUK), MSc Epidemiology (LSHTM), PhD (LSHTM)
Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)