Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr HM Sebitloane

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Dr HM Sebitloane

Head of Discipline: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4432
E-mail: sebitloanem@ukzn.ac.za

Qualifications(MBChB, FCOG, MMED, PhD)
Research InterestMaternal health and HIV
CampusMedical School
BiosketchA. PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

1992 Internship, Moroka Hospital

1993 Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban

1994 Casualty Officer, McCords Hospital, Durban

1995 Medical Officer, Dept of Community Health, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban

1996 Registrar, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban

2000 to 2002 Specialist/Junior Lecturer, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal; King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban

2003 – 2006 Research Fellow – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UKZN

2006-2010 Principal Specialist – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / King Edward VIII Hospital

2010 (Sept) – to date – Chief Specialist / Senior Lecturer – Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal + King Edward VIII Hospital

2014 – Acting Head / Academic Leader – Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2016 – Head of Department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) &

Associate Professor/Chief Specialist
B. Membership of Professional Bodies



¨ Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a specialist

¨ South African Medical Association

¨ South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Council member (2006 – 2008)

¨ South African HIV Clinicians Society

¨ Member of international Research bodies – AACTG** and IMPAACT** (involved locally in the in research activities of these bodies)

¨ Member of FIGO (Federation of International Gynaecologists and Obstetricians). Member of the Ethics subcommittee (2012 – 2015)

Also member of the WHISC** subcommittee in IMPAACT (July 2010 – 2012)

(**AACTG= Adult Aids Clinical Trials Group; IMPAACT = International Maternal Paediatric and Adolescent Aids Clinical Trials Group; WHISC = Women’s Health Interagency Sub-Committee)



C. OHER NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT:

Member of Provincial PMTCT and ARV task teams (2001 – 2006)
Consultant of the National guidelines for management of HIV in pregnancy
Member of the Pharmaco-vigilance team dealing with ARV use in pregnancy and children – Interim chairperson (2005 – 2006)
Committee member of the University’s Clinical Research Organisation (2003 – 2004)
Organizing committee member for the following conferences:
Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2000– Durban Royal Hotel
SASOG* Congress 2003 – Durban ICC (co-chaired a session and presented a paper)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Update – AUG 2007 (Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital)
SASUOG** 2008 – April 2008, Durban ICC (co-chaired a session
(*SASOG=South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / **SASUOG=South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

International involvement:

Committee Member – FIGO “Ethical aspects of Human Reproduction and Women’s health” Committee (2013– 2015)
Member of WHISC subcommittee (IMPAACT international committee member 2010 – 2012) of ACTG** and IMPAACT*). Also investigator in the different research protocols.
Invited participant – Maternal Health and HIV/AIDS – examining research through programmatic lens – meeting organized by Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, 10 – 11th June 2013
Invited participant in WHO Technical Advisory Consultation on “Hormonal contraception and HIV”, Geneva Feb 2012
Participated in 1week seminar “Reproductive rights and Ethics”. November 2010, Austria
(AACTG= Adult Aids Clinical Trials Group; IMPAACT = International Maternal Paediatric and Adolescent Aids Clinical Trials Group; WHISC = Women’s Health Interagency Sub-Committee; WHO = World health organization; FIGO – International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians)
List of Publications follow the link for Publications