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.


Dr Lou Pistorius
Obstetrician-Gynaecologist & Perinatologist.

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 an author and co-author of many scientific articles and is a regular reviewer for several scientific journals.


Prof Cathy Cluver
Obstetrician-Gynaecologist & Perinatologist.

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.