The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Dr Gill Lawrie for her boundless and unselfish contribution in setting up the dermatological surgery service which not only benefits patients, but also trains registrars in this component.
The School also applauds her unmatched passion for Preventative Medicine evidenced by her outreach programmes for skin cancer screening as well as involvement in albinism education.
Lawrie, a Specialist Dermatologist leads the dermatological service at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central (IALCH) and Addington hospitals. She has ensured continued partnerships with various albinism NGOs, including the KwaZulu-Natal Albinism Society, by offering support, education and cancer screening.
‘Dr Lawrie is a young, dedicated dermatologist. She is a team player and a brilliant clinician who goes the extra mile for patients, students and colleagues. She has a natural talent for surgery and has upskilled herself by undergoing a dermatological surgery fellowship training in USA,’ said Dr Nomthandazo Ngcobo, Acting Head of Department in the UKZN Dermatology Discipline.
Words: Lihle Sosibo