I am a South African trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who obtained my medical degree from the University of Cape Town (U.C.T) in 1995. I did my internship at a rural Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where my passion for orthopaedics grew.
After gaining extensive experience in both orthopaedic and general surgery as well as a stint as an emergency medicine physician in Nigeria, I returned to Cape Town to complete my training as an Orthopaedic surgeon at UCT in 2007, and my Masters of Medicine degree from UCT in 2009. I have a special interest in Hand and Upper Limb surgery.
I have done several hand surgery fellowships at both Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town and in the United Kingdom. I have spent the last 5 years as a Specialist consultant at the Martin Singer Hand Unit, Groote Schuur hospital, which is a referral hospital, associated with the University of Cape Town. During my time there, I acquired a vast array of surgical, technical, leadership and managerial skills as well as being a teacher and mentor to medical students and registrars. I did an observership in Auckland at one of New Zealand’s leading hand units in 2014 and returned to Somerset West in 2015 to open a private practice.
As one of the few hand surgeons in the country, I have presented at Society congresses as well as instructional course lectures, and have several local and international publications in prestigious medical journals.
I am driven by challenge and curiosity, an avid runner and have 2 wonderful, bright and beautiful little girls.
Our hands are extremely precious to all of us, and any pain or loss of function can be devastating in every aspect of our lives.
Supported by a dedicated team of enthusiastic and caring therapists, nurses, an experienced anaesthetic team and a wonderful receptionist, I endeavor to hear your story, and through my experience, skill and compassion, strive to restore you to a pain-free, comfortable life, at home, work, in hobby and sport, as quickly as possible.
- Michelle Maree.