Meet Dr. Levashni Naidoo. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, graduating MBChB cum laude. Professional accolades include obtaining the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology with distinction in 2014, where she was awarded the Peter Gordon Smith medal for academic excellence. During her postgraduate training, she was a recipient of the D43- Fogarty- Fellowship Programme, which allowed her to complete a short-term fellowship in Epidemiology at The Mailman School of Public Health at The University of Columbia.
After completing her Masters in Medicine in 2015, she remained at The University of KwaZulu-Natal as a consultant and lecturer. A scholarship from The African Association for Research and Training in Cancer aided her research in HIV- Kaposi Sarcoma. She has also contributed numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in Dermatology textbooks.
Dr Naidoo recently relocated to Johannesburg where she has founded her own clinical practice – The Dermatology Room.
Her dedication to her patients extends beyond her practice, and she is a proud and active member of the Vitiligo Society of South Africa and The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Naidoo is here to respond to your skin care concern queries, and she will be contributing to our blog, writing about skin concerns.
To find out more about Dr. Naidoo and her skin-care insights, read her Q&A with us.
We welcome Dr. Sarah Karabus to our panel of experts.
Dr. Karabus is one of the few specialist paediatric allergologists in South Africa. She obtained her qualifications in both South Africa and the United Kingdom, and she is an associate of the Chest and Allergy Centre in Cape Town. This unique multi-disciplinary centre offers combined paediatric allergy and pulmonology services in consultation with paediatric dietetics, physiotherapy amongst other paediatric allied health services.
Dr. Karabus maintain her links with her alma mater, the University of Cape Town, with a post as consultant and lecturer in the Allergy Division at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, where she has worked since 2003.
Her articles are published in several medical journals, she frequently speaks at national and international conferences, is on the editorial board of local and international allergy journals and is a co-author of the textbook Allergy Society of South Africa Handbook of Practical Allergy.
She is an active board member of the Allergy Society of South Africa and is a founding board member of the Allergy Foundation of South Africa. Other memberships include the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Royal College of Paediatrics in the U.K.
Dr. Karabus is here to provide insight regarding child-related concerns on our blog.
Read her Q&A with us here.