This Maternal Fetal Medicine practice was started in July 2013 in the Panorama Mediclinic because of its excellent reputation for patient care, its central location and its vision for world-class service.
Lou completed his undergraduate medical studies in Pretoria, and specialised as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Stellenbosch University. After a period of time in academic medicine in Pretoria, he worked as Obstetrician-Gynaecologist with special interest in Maternal and Fetal medicine in the Sandton Mediclinic. In 2004 he went to Utrecht, the Netherlands, for fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. In addition to registering as Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist (“Perinatologist”) he completed a PhD study on the imaging of the fetal brain in 2008.
- He is accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), member amongst others of the
- International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)
- South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG)
- the South African Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG)
He is an author and co-author of many scientific articles and is a regular reviewer for several scientific journals.
Cathy completed her undergraduate medical studies and postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University. She qualified as an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist cum Laude in 2011 and was awarded the Daubenton Medal for outstanding results in the Fellowship examination of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa and the medal for the Best Postgraduate Student for a Structures Masters Qualification at Stellenbosch University.
She completed her certificate in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2016 at Tygerberg Hospital after doing a year’s fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is actively involved in research and her PhD revolves around looking for a possible treatment for pre-eclampsia. She has been awarded the Discovery Academic Fellowship, a fellowship from SAMA and funding from Australia for this research.
She is accredited for first trimester screening with the Fetal Medicine Foundation and is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the South African Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Stellenbosch Medical School. She has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and has written chapters for undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks. She is also a reviewer for several scientific journals including the Cochrane library.
Jana completed her undergraduate medical training in Bloemfontein in 2004. She specialised as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Stellenbosch University from 2009 till 2013 and then started working as a consultant in Tygerberg Academic Hospital. This included lecturing students and training junior doctors. Her special interest and passion lies in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She was awarded the Discovery Foundation Bursary to further her experience in this field in a sub-specialist training post in Tygerberg Academic Hospital from 2015-2017. During this period, she spent one month working in the Maternal and Fetal Medicine unit in Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA.
She is accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation.
She is also a member of ISUOG (International Society for Ultrasound and Gynaecology), SASOG (South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecology), SASUOG (South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and SAATOG (South African Association for Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
Jana has published her Masters project in The International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and is proud to be a reviewer for this journal as well.
Chantelle graduated in 2007 at the University of Stellenbosch with a BSc in Biological Human Life Sciences, majoring in both psychology and genetics. In 2011, a MSc Med degree in Genetic Counselling followed at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After an internship at Tygerberg Hospital, she registerd with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an independent practising genetic counsellor. A doctoral degree focusing on the decision-making processes surrounding prenatal testing for Down syndrome and termination of pregnancy followed, and she was awarded with a PhD in Human Genetics in March 2018.
Chantelle currently consults at Panorama Mediclinic on Mondays, as well as in private practice elsewhere. She is also involved in training students and research projects at the Clinical Genetics unit on Stellenbosch University’s medical campus. She also serves as the chairperson of the managing committee of the Down Syndrome Association Western Cape.