Special clinics on a rotating basis, 8:30 - 13:00
Vascular birth marks
General dermatology clinic, 8:30 - 13:00
Ward consults service (for RXH)
On general clinic days only (Tuesdays and Thursdays) mobile in-hospital patients can be seen at the clinic for a dermatology assessment if sent before 10 am. On other days patients can be referred from the rest of the hospital only by doctor-to-doctor arrangement. GSH dermatology registrar will be available at RXH on a rotational basis. If dermatology service allocated to RXH should be consulted.
In case of emergency please contact the Groote Schuur Hospital Dermatology Registrar-on-call.
Outreach (Clinical and educational)
Clinics are visited in the greater Western Cape Province on a rotational basis, the visits are shared among all consultants (including those based at Groote Schuur Hospital) – venues: Mitchell's Plain. Riversonderend, Hermanus, Bredasdorp, Swellendam, Caledon and Villiersdorp.
Weekly Academic Meetings
Dermatology Journal Club
Department Clinical Meeting
Dermatology Academic morning and Ward Round
Paediatric Case presentations
Teaching and training
Teaching occurs during University term
5th-year medical students
• Small group teaching during general clinics (Tuesday and Thursdays) for 3 weeks per month
• Large group lecture 7th floor ICH building 1 lecture every 6 weeks.
6th-year medical students
• 1 tutorial to whole medical rotation – Ward G23 Groote Schuur (Friday morning)
Student Supervision, Research Projects and Collaborations
Dr. Hlela is involved in PhD student supervision, where she is responsible for supervising a number of PhD students around South Africa. The students are actively involved in her Academic Projects and she is currently supervising four students.
Whilst a supervisor she also has a few research projects she is currently conducting, where she collaborates with professionals nationally and around the world:
Formulation of a National Multicentre Registry of Infective Dermatitis Associated with HTLV-1 (IDH)
South African Dermatology Society of South Africa
Mechanisms of Eczema and Allergy Development in ama-Xhosa children in SA
Department of Allergy & Professor Mike Levin
The impact of demographic, environmental, nutritional and infectious influences on the expression of allergy and atopy within the Drakenstein Child Lung Health study.
Professor Heather Zar
Human T-Lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) integration, HTLV-1-associated infective dermatitis (IDH) and risk of Adult T cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATLL)
Professor Charles Bangham
Analysis of HTLV-1 integration sites (IS), proviral load and mutations in pX ORF-I and ORF-II and infective dermatitis associated with HTLV-1 (IDH) development
Filipe Ferreira de Almeida Rego
A multicentre study evaluating the efficacy of combining topical antibiotic/steroid/moisturizer therapy compared to standard of care in the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis,a randomized clinical trial.
Dr Noluvuyo Qikani
Dr Avumile Mankahla
Epidemiology of HTLV-1 infection in South Africa, the forgotten epidemic.
Dr Diane Hardie
Dr Ashar Dhana
Dr Pravi Moodley
Prof Ahmed Bhigjee