Michelle is a South African trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town (U.C.T) in 1995. She did her internship at a rural Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where her 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, she returned to Cape Town to complete her training as an Orthopaedic surgeon at UCT in 2007, and her Masters of Medicine degree from UCT in 2009. She has a special interest in Hand and Upper Limb surgery.
She has done several hand surgery fellowships at both Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town and in the United Kingdom. She has 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 her time there, she acquired a vast array of surgical, technical, leadership and managerial skills as well as being a teacher and mentor to medical students and registrars. She has just returned from a year in Auckland, doing an observership in New Zealand’s leading hand unit, to open a practice in Somerset West.
As one of the few hand surgeons in the country, she has presented at Society congresses as well as instructional course lectures, and has several local and international publications in prestigious medical journals.
She is driven by challenge and curiosity, an avid runner, an Anaesthetist and has 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.