Clinical Responsibilities


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.
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.
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.