Head of medicine Professor Bongani Mayosi is the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and will take up this position on 1 September 2016.
The delay between his appointment and assuming duties is as a result of his sabbatical at Harvard University from January to August 2016.
Mayosi earned his BMedSci (with distinction) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1986, followed by his MBChB (with distinction) in 1989. He was admitted to the Fellowship of the College of Physicians of SA in 1995.
He earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2003. He joined UCT in 1992 as senior house officer in the Department of Medicine and has been head of Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT since 2006.
Most recently he was inducted into UCT’s College of Fellows along with five of his peers.
Acting dean Professor Greg Hussey will serve in this capacity until August next year.
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