Dr. George Oosthuizen

Dr. G. Oosthuizen, MBChB, LMCC, FCS(SA)

  • Subspecialist Trauma Surgeon
  • Metropolitan Head of Trauma, Pietermaritzburg
  • ATLS and DSTC instructor
  • Regional Chair: ATLS KwaZulu Natal
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery: University of KwaZulu Natal and University of Auckland
  • Trauma Program Director: Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)


Prof. Andy Nicol


Andrew John Nicol, MBChB, FCS (SA), PhD.

Trauma Surgeon

Director of Trauma Centre

Groote Schuur Hospital

Associate Professor

University of Cape Town

Co-editor Oxford Handbook of Trauma

81 peer review publications

ATLS and DSTC instructor

Safety and violence prevention initiative (SAVI)

Prof. Petra Brysiewicz

Professor Petra Brysiewicz, PhD, M Cur, B Arts, B Soc Sc

  • Full professor of Nursing, School of Nursing & Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Teaches Trauma/Emergency Nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Immediate past president of Emergency Nurses Society of South Africa
  • Executive Committee Member of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa and African Federation for Emergency Medicine
  • Research areas include the psychosocial implications of violence and injury

Mande Toubkin

Trained Johannesburg General Hospital B G Alexander School of Nursing, completed General Nursing 1985.

Further Education:

– Diploma Midwifery

– Diploma in Paediatric Nursing

– Diploma Medical and Surgical Nursing Trauma

– Diploma Medical and Surgical Nursing Critical care

– Aviation Health Care providers Course

– E-IMET MET Leadership course in Regional disaster Response and Trauma System


Currently employed by Netcare as National Trauma, Transplant and Disaster management Coordinator. Responsible, for the development of a National co-ordinated Trauma system, which includes promoting optimal trauma care, evaluation of the national program, organizing of services and systems for a multidisciplinary approach for the care of the injured.

Responsible for the National Management of the Transplant programme for Netcare Group.

Responsible for the coordination of 22 Sexual assault care centers for the Netcare Group.


– Unit manager of Trauma Intensive Care Unit Johannesburg Hospital.

– Unit Manager Paediatric Casualty Johannesburg Hospital.

– Advanced life support Nurse Criticare Ambulance service.

– Unit Manager Milpark Trauma Unit

– Regional Trauma Coordinator Gauteng West

– National Trauma Coordinator Netcare

– National Transplant manager Netcare

– Disaster management coordinator Netcare group

– Coordinator of 5 International Disaster response teams from South Africa.

Dr. Tim Hardcastle

M.B., Ch.B.(Stell); M.Med.(Chir)(Stell); FCS(SA), PhD

Principal Specialist / Deputy Director of Trauma Service: IALCH

Registered Trauma Surgeon


Interests: vascular trauma and non-operative management of penetrating liver trauma. Integrating pre and in-hospital trauma care / trauma care systems


Alternate e-mail hardcastle@ukzn.ac.za

Trauma Unit: IALCH 800 Bellair road, Durban KZN

Married with two children

Scale model collector.

Medical director of VEMA – Voluntary Emergency Medical Assistance repsonse service KZN

Prof. Ken Boffard

Qualifications:  BSc(Hons)(Aerospace Med), MB BCh, FRCS, FRCS(Edin), FRCPS(Glas), FCS(SA), FACS  Present position(s) in practice  Chief Specialist and Clinical Head  Department of Surgery  Johannesburg Hospital  University of the Witwatersrand  Areas of interest in trauma care:  Trauma surgical education, Trauma organisation, Trauma Critical Care, Resuscitation and measures for injury reduction.

E-mail and snail-mail address:

Email: trauma@mweb.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)11 488-3373

Fax: +27 (0)11 488-4322

Postnet Suite #235,

Private Bag x2600,



Rep. of South Africa.


Life partners name and birth year of any children.:

Vee Boffard. Son: Robert (1984) Daughter: Catriona 1987

Hobbies and other interests:

Food and wine; cooking; flying (both helicopter and fixed wing). History of London.

Dr. Damian Clarke

Damian L. Clarke, FCS (SA), MMed Sci, MBA, MPhil.

Trauma Surgeon

Academic Director of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Dept of Surgery and Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service

Married to Elizabeth, an Epidemiologist, who works forthe KZN-PG

Prof. Herman du Plessis


Prof Herman du Plessis – President ATLS SA: 2012-2016
Prof of Surgical Critical Care – Pretoria
Herman is currently the National President for ATLS in South Africa. He has an ex-officio seat on the Exco of TSSA as the society is the designated provider of the ATLS program which has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons.
Prof Herman is a respected Crtiical Care specialist and was formerly the Head of surgery at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria.