School of Clinical Medicine

Name                                                                                        Professor Ncoza Dlova

Telephone  +27 31 260 4216

Campus   Medical
  Deanery, 1st Floor
Designation  Dean: School of Clinical Medicine

Ncoza Dlova is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of Department of Dermatology at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM), Durban, South Africa. She co-ordinates undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research programmes within the department.

She qualified as a Medical Practitioner and Dermatology Specialist from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South Africa and was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her research interests are on: Ethnic Skin and Hair, Pigmentation disorders, as well as HIV and Skin. Dlova was one of the first two African female Dermatologists to qualify from South Africa and the First from UKZN and has subsequently trained 20 other African dermatologists and supervised 15 MMed Sci and Masters students.Her passion for teaching and good leadership has culminated in her receiving the best teacher and leader awards in her department . 

She is the inaugural President of the African Womens Dermatology Society, whose aim is to mentor young SA dermatologists as well as actively participate in community outreach and consumer education on issues of skin and hair

She spearheaded and drove a “National Antiskin Bleaching Campaign”which culminated in a march on the 26th August 2016 in Durban.

Prof Dlova is the member of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) and serves as an Executive member for the Maria Duran Fellowship subcommittee, member of the Dermatology Society of South Africa, Senior Examiner, Convener and member of the SA College of Dermatologists, American Women’s Dermatology Society. She is an Executive member of the newly formed African Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ASDV) and was quite instrumental and active in the formation of the ASDV (2016). She was the President of the successful and 1st International Dermatology Congress (CCD) held in South Africa under the auspices of the intenational society of dermatology.

In 2015, the Minister of health in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) awarded the Dermatology Department under her leadership as one of the Public Centres of Excellence in KZN after she personally raised funds to the value of R500 000 to refurbish the dilapidated public hospital clinic.

In 2016 she raised funds to the value of R900 000 as part of her department’s outreach programme to assist in the training of basic dermatology to about 400 primary health care care givers in KZN. Her passion for education has led to the compilation of a locally relevant textbook on common skin conditions this is aimed at all Medical students in SA as well as educational pamphlets and video material educating patients about their skin conditions.

In the pipeline is a pocket book aimed at primary and high schools, addressing skin and hair care concerns of black South Africans, as well as plans to include hair and skin care in the life orientation syllabus of scholars.

In 2016 Dlova was elected as the International member of the prestigious American Dermatology Association in recognition of her local and international contribution to dermatology and will be inducted in Boston, USA in June 2017.

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