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 president of of the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASUOG)
- accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF),
- and member amongst others of the
- International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)
- the South African Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG)
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. You can view her research on ResearchGate
Mareli completed her undergraduate medical studies at the University of Pretoria,
and qualified as specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape
Town. She obtained her Master’s degree of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
with a distinction.
In 2019 she started her fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of
Cape Town, and subsequently qualified as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist.
She is accredited with the Fetal Medicine Foundation for first trimester screening.
She is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology (ISUOG) , the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology (SASUOG), the South African Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(SASOG) and the Society of Obstetric Medicine South Africa (SOOMSA).
Mareli’s interests include antenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities, and
high risk obstetric cases with a special interest in cardiac disease in pregnancy. She
is currently involved in ongoing research in COVID-19 in pregnancy.