Department of Internal Medicine

Oncology

Clinical Responsibilities

CLINICAL STAFFING:

Chief Specialist and HOD:Professor Paul Ruff [MBBCh MMed FCP(SA)]
Senior Specialist and Acting HOD:Dr. Georgia Savva Demetriou [MBBCh FCP(SA) Cert Med Oncol]
 
Senior SpecialistDr. Ashraf Wadee [MBBCh FCP(SA) Cert Med Oncol]
Specialists:Dr. Sze Wai Chan (resigned 31/12/13) [MBBCh FCP(SA) Cert Med Oncol]
Dr. Ria David (resigned 31/12/13) [MBChB FCP(SA) Cert Med Oncol]
 
Fellows:Dr. Omondi Ogude [MBBCh FCP(SA)]
Dr. Poobalan Jason Naicker [MBBCh FCP(SA)]
Dr R van Eeden [MBBCh FCP(SA)]
 
Research Staff:Dr. Clem Penny PHD
Area 551Head of Research Laboratory,
Ms. B. Milner PhD Student (PhD submitted 31/3/14),
Ms. A. Omar PhD Student, Ms. N. Moodley MSc Student, Ms. N. Kruger Sc Student Ms. N. Crawford MSc Student, Ms. T. Msibi MSc Student, Mr. E. Fok MSc Student
 
Clinical Service:
InpatientWard 594
Ward:23 beds including 7 fully isolated cubicles and 4 partially isolated beds.
No of inpatients per year: ±1000.
 
Outpatient
Clinic:No of outpatients per year: ±20 000.
New patients: ± 2000 per year.
 
Procedures: Administration of chemotherapy and blood products.
Lumbar punctures.
Bone Marrow Aspirates and Trephines.
Drainage of pleural and peritoneal effusions.
Venesection.
Hormone implants.
Skin and liver biopsies.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.
 
Outreach:Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Combined Clinic with Department of Surgery (Prof. Martin Smith) every Thursday.
Klerksdorp Hospital
In conjunction with Division of Radiation Oncology.
Once a month on a Thursday. (In abeyance - to be reinstituted in 2014).
Edenvale Hospital Department of Medicine
Every 3rd month in rotation with Divisions of Rheumatology and Nephrology.