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Ms Leezil Peneder
Department Administrator


Tel: +27-31-240 2557
Fax: +27-31-240 2576
E-Mail: peneder@ukzn.ac.za
Academic Staff
   
Front row from left: Dr. Prebashini Naidoo, Dr. Yashna Rampursat, Dr. Verena Gounden, Dr. Devina Govender, Dr. Magdalena Turzyniecka.

Back row from left: Mr. Zain Warasally, Shanil Govindpershad, Dr. Prisha Naidoo, Ms. Mbalenhle Ntshakala, Dr Ravindra Sirkar 
From left to right: Dr A Reddy (Registrar), Ms L Peneder (Secretary), Dr M Blom(Registrar),Dr N Pillay(Registrar),, Dr M Turzyniecka(HOD) Dr V Gounden(DHOD) Dr R. Sirkar (Pathologist), Mr Z Warasally(Scientist)

 

Head of the Department


Acting HoD: Dr Verena Gounden

 

Consultants:


Dr Ravindra Sirkar, MBChB (Natal,1997 ), FCPath(SA, 2005). He graduated from the University of  Kwa-Zulu Natal and undertook her specialist registrar training in Chemical Pathology atKing Edward VIII & IALCH /UKZNDr Sirkar has been employed as a Consultant Chemical Pathologist at IALCH since 2005 currently based in the Pietermaritzburg Complex of Laboratories (GEN Complex).

                                                     

Dr Prebashini Naidoo, MBChB (Natal,1997 ), FCPath(SA, 2004). She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand and undertook her specialist registrar training in Chemical Pathology at King Edward VIII & IALCH /UKZN. Dr Naidoo has been employed as a Consultant Chemical Pathologist at IALCH since 2007.

 

Dr Prisha Naidoo, MBChB (Natal), FCPath(SA)She graduated from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 2003. She served as a specialist registrar in the Department of Chemical Pathology – UKZN from 2006 to 2010 and completed her FCPath Examination in October 2010. Since January 2011, Dr Naidoo has been working as a Consultant in the Department of Chemical Pathology at IALCH-NHLS.


Dr Ravindra Sirkar, MBChB (Natal,1997 ), FCPath(SA, 2005). He graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and undertook his specialist registrar training in Chemical Pathology at King Edward VIII & IALCH /UKZN. Dr Sirkar has been employed as a Consultant Chemical Pathologist at IALCH since 2005 currently based in the Pietermaritzburg Complex of Laboratories (GEN Complex) 

Medical Scientist:

 

Mr Mohamed Warsally, B Med Sci (Hon), MMedSci. He completed his degree in Chemical Pathology and graduated cum laude from University of Kwazulu Natal. Mr Warsally joined our department in 2007. His main scientific interests include chromatography and molecular biology. Currently he is undertaking PhD at UKZN.

 

Registrars: 


Dr Ashandree Reddy, MBChB. She graduated from the University of Limpopo in 2009 cum laude.  After completing her internship at RK Khan Hospital (KZN) and community service at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital (KZN), she spent 2 years at RK Khan as a medical officer in medicine. In 2012 she obtained her FCP part 1, and in 2013 completed a HIV diploma (CMSA).  Dr Reddy joined the specialist registrar training program at IALCH-NHLS in July 2014.

Dr Michelle Blom, MBChB. She graduated from the University of the Free State in 2008.  After completing her intership at McCord Hospital(KZN) and community service at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital (KZN). After which,  she spent 3 years at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital (KZN)as an MO. In 2012 she obtained a diploma in Anaestetics (CMSA).   Dr Blom joined the specialist registrar training progemmme at IALCH-NHLS in January 2015.      

                                                    

Dr Yashna Rampursat, MBChB. She graduated cum laude from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 2007. After completeing her internship at King Edward Hospital and community service at Stanger Hospital she joined the specialist registrar training progemmme at IALCH-NHLS in February 2011. Her interests are endocrinology and paediatrics.

 

Dr Nareshni Pillay, MBChB. She graduated  from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 2008. After completeing her internship at Pietermaritzburg Hospital Compex and community service at Ladysmith Hospital, she joined the specialist registrar training progemmme at IALCH-NHLS in August  2012.

 

Dr Unathi Ngxamngxa, MBChB. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2006. After completing her internship at King Edward VIII hospital (Durban), and community service at Nelson Mandela Hospital in  Mthatha, she worked there as a medical officer. She joined the specialist registrar training programme in March 2013.


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