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Master of Medicine Graduates in 2013

Master of Medicine

Alexander, Gerard Roderick, MBChB(UKZN), FC (Cardio)(CollMedSA)............ Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dissertation: Management of haemoptysis: A retrospective analysis of the efficacy of current treatment modalities

Supervisor: Dr M Munasur


Allie, Naseera, MBChB(UCT), FCOG (SA)(CollMedSA)................................ Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: Awareness, knowledge and utilization of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.

Supervisor: Dr M Moodley


Cheddie, Shalen, MBChB(UKZN), FCS (SA)(CollMedSA)............................................................. Surgery

Dissertation: Direct admission versus inter-hospital transfer to a level I trauma unit improves survival.

Supervisor: Professor DJJ Muckart


Cupido, Brindley David, MBChB(UCT), FC Rad (SA)(CollMedSA).......................................... Radiology

Dissertation: Evaluation and correlation of mammographically suspicious lesions with histopathology at Addington Hospital-Durban.

Supervisor: Dr F Vawda


Devanathan, Rynal, BPharm(UKZN), MBChB(MEDUNSA)........................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Overweight and obesity among Black women in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal.

Supervisors: Dr RD Govender and Professor P Gathiram


Ebrahim, Sumayyah, MBChB(UKZN), FCS (SA)(CollMedSA)...................................................... Surgery

Dissertation: The scope and spectrum of challenges presented to the general surgeon by patients affected with the Human Immunodefiency Virus (HIV): A review.

Supervisors: Professor B Singh and Dr SS Ramklass


Ganesen, Hilda, MBChB.................................................................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: An evaluation of the antiretroviral rollout at two primary health care clinics in KwaZulu Natal

Supervisor: Dr M Naidoo


Govender, Kamendran, MBChB(UKZN), FCOG (SA)(CollMedSA).............. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: Osteoporotic fractures in menopausal African and Indian women.

Supervisor: Professor JS Bagratee


Grey, Barend Christiaan, MBChB(UPret), FCS (SA)(CollMedSA)............................. Orthopaedic Surgery

Dissertation: Fracture stabilisation in a polytraumatised African population - A comparison with international management practice.

Supervisor: Professor DJJ Muckart


Hariram, Preetha, MBChB(UKZN), FC Derm (SA)(CollMedSA)........................................... Dermatology

Dissertation: Quality of life in psoriasis patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Supervisors: Professor A Mosam and Professor J Aboobaker


Igbojiaku, Okoroma John, MBChB(University of Calabar).............................................. Family Medicine

Dissertation: Doctors' compliance with the national guideline of diabetes management at diabetes clinic Ngwelezane Hospital, South Africa.

Supervisors: Dr OC Harbor and Dr AJ Ross


Jacobs, Tiras Quentin, BSc(UKZN), BScHons(UKZN), MBBCH(Wits)............................ Family Medicine

Dissertation: Adverse effects profile of multidrug- resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in a South African outpatient clinic.

Supervisor: Dr AJ Ross


Kalumba, Moma Shungu, MBChB(ULubumbashi), Dip Obst (SA)(CollMedSA), FCOG (SA)(CollMedSA).......................................................................................................................... Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: Is the prevalence of pre-eclampsia affected by HIV/AIDS?  A retrospective case control study.

Supervisors: Professor J Moodley and Dr TD Naidoo


Keerath, Kiran, MBChB(Wits), FCA (SA)(CollMedSA)............................................................ Anaesthetics

Dissertation: Observational study of choice of anaesthesia and outcome in patients with severe pre-eclampsia who present for emergency caesarean section.

Supervisor: Dr L Cronje


Khuzwayo, Zamokuhle Brian, MBChB(UKZN), MFamMed(UKZN), FCORL (SA)(CollMedSA) Otorhinolaryngology

Dissertation: Head and neck tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr TK Naidu


Luke, Christopher Alan, MBBCH(Wits), PGDip(ClinicalHIV/AIDSMngt)....................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Stavudine induced lactic acidosis, risk factors and predictive laboratory markers: A nested case-control study in South Africa.

Supervisor: Professor MYS Moosa


Manikkam, Liane Camilla, MBChB(UCT), FC Psych (SA)(CollMedSA)................................... Psychiatry

Dissertation: Antenatal depression and its risk factors: An urban prevalence study in KwaZulu-Natal.

Supervisor: Professor JK Burns


Mhlaba, Tsholofelo Yulaine, MBChB.................................................................................... Public Health

Dissertation: Timing of highly active antiretroviral therapy initiation of therapeutic outcomes in tuberculosis and HIV Co-infected adult patients in an urban antiretroviral treatment programme in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa.

Supervisor: Professor M Taylor


Moodley, Jayeshnee, MBChB(UKZN), FCOG (SA)(CollMedSA)................... Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: The cardio-metabolic profile and bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women.

Supervisor: Professor JS Bagratee


Moolla, Zaheer, MBChB(UPret), FCS (SA)(CollMedSA)................................................................. Surgery

Dissertation: Use of amylase and alanine transaminase to predict acute gallstone pancreatitis in a population with high HIV prevalence.

Supervisor: Dr F Anderson


Mulaudzi, Thanyani Victor, MBChB(UKZN), FCS (SA)(CollMedSA)............................................ Surgery

Dissertation: The influence of diabetes mellitus on early outcome following vascular surgical interventions.

Supervisor: Professor JV Robbs


Nadasen, Dayanandan Manival, MBChB.......................................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Type 2 diabetic patients' and their perceptions of insulin initiation.

Supervisor: Dr M Naidoo


Naidoo, Devaraj Kistiah, MBBS(Bj Medical College,Poona;India), PGDip (Emerg Med)(Wits) Family Medicine

Dissertation: An evaluation of the Triage Early Warning Score (TEWS) in an urban accident and emergency department in Kwazulu-Natal.


Naidu, Sailuja, MBChB(UKZN), FCA (SA)(CollMedSA)......................................................... Anaesthetics

Dissertation: The informed consent process for anaesthesia:  Perspectives of eThekwini public service anaesthetics doctors.

Supervisor: Dr PD Gopalan


Ngene, Nnabuike Chibuoke, MBBS(University of Port Harcourt), DipHIV(CollMedSA), DipObs(CollMedSA), MMed.......................................................................................................................... Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: Maternal and fetal outcomes of human immunodeficiency virus infected and non-infected pregnant women admitted to two Intensive Care Units in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Supervisor: Professor J Moodley


Nkabinde, Nompumelelo Gloria, MBChB......................................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Patient reasons for non adherence to anti Tuberculosis treatment - a qualitative study.

Supervisor: Dr M Naidoo


Oni, Ezekiel Eranmosele, MBBS(ULagos)......................................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Contraceptive practices among HIV Positive women on antiretroviral therapy attending an ART Clinic.

Supervisors: Dr OC Harbor and Dr AJ Ross


Owanga, Ukulu Grevisse, MBChB(UKinshasa)................................................................ Family Medicine

Dissertation: A review of the management of patients with Type 2 diabetes at Leratong Hospital.

Supervisor: Dr AJ Ross


Phaswana, Shumani   Makwarela, MBChB(UCT)....................... Occupational and Environmental Health

Dissertation: Latex sensitisation and associated factors among healthcare workers using hypoallergenic latex gloves at King Edward VIII Hospital.

Supervisor: Dr S Naidoo


Pillay, Kesavan Krishna, BSc(UKZN), BScHons(UKZN), BScHon(Wits), MBBCH(Wits) Family Medicine

Dissertation: Trauma Unit workload at King Edward VIIIth Hospital, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal.

Supervisor: Dr AJ Ross


Rassool, M. Orthorpaedics


Redfern, Geraldine Ann, MBChB(UCT), FCA (SA)(CollMedSA)........................................... Anaesthetics

Dissertation: Outcomes in vascular surgical patients with isolated postoperative troponin leak: a meta-analysis.

Supervisor: Dr BM Biccard


Saula, Peter Walter, MBChB(MoiU), MMed(UNairobi)................................................. Paediatric Surgery

Dissertation: Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in Kwazulu-Natal

Supervisor: Professor GP Hadley


Somera, Yashpal Satiadev, MBChB(Wits)......................................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Contraceptive knowledge and practice amongst HIV positive women on Anti-Retroviral Therapy at a district hospital in Kwazulu-Natal.

Supervisor: Dr AJ Ross


Tshikala, Guy Tshimanga, MBChB(UKinshasa)............................................................... Family Medicine

Dissertation: Relationship between preterm deliveries and maternal HIV infection at Northdale Hospital in Kwazulu-Natal.

Supervisor: Dr M Naidoo


Uzoho, Nathan Nnamdi, MBBS(UBenin), FCOG (SA)(CollMedSA).............. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dissertation: An audit of peripartum hysterectomy at the Pietermartizburg Complex of hospitals

Supervisors: Dr PP Songca and Professor J Moodley


Wise, Robert Deon, MBChB(UCT), FCA (SA)(CollMedSA).................................................... Anaesthetics

Dissertation: The opinion of patients at a local South African teaching hospital on physician - industry relations

Supervisor: Dr RN Rodseth


Yusuph Khan, Feroza, BSc(UKZN), MBChB(MEDUNSA)............................................. Family Medicine

Dissertation: Hepatitis B Immunisation amongst doctors and laboratory personnel in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Supervisor: Dr AJ Ross


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