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Dr Adrian Burger


Dr Adrian Burger joined Southern Anaesthetics on
1 September 2018.

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Dr Adrian Burger



Dr Adrian Burger joined Southern Anaesthetics on the 1st September 2018.

Adrian grew up in Port Elizabeth, and matriculated at Grey High School before attending the University of Stellenbosch and obtaining his MBChB in 1995. He went back to Port Elizabeth for his internship and Medical officer training at Livingstone Hospital where he obtained his Diplomas in Opthalmology and Obstetrics.

After a few years in the UK, Adrian started the Emergency Medicine Registrar training program at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2004 and qualified with a MMED in emergency Medicine in 2007. Shortly afterwards, he started Netcare Blaauwberg’s Emergency Unit, before working at Leicester Royal Infirmary in the UK as a locum Consultant until 2009. After that Adrian completed projects in various remote mine and construction sites – including Sierra Leone, DR Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and China - training and supervising local medical staff in emergency procedures and primary health care.

In 2012, Adrian returned to South Africa for good to be with his family and pursue his passion for Anaesthesia. He obtained his Diploma in Anaesthesia whilst at Mowbray Maternity Hospital and then joined the UCT Anaesthetic training program and was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of South Africa in 2017.

Not surprisingly, he proved to be a very capable and popular Anaesthesiologist, and was awarded the prize for the best Paediatric Anaesthesia Registrar in 2017, and was also voted the Registrar’s Registrar of the Year in 2017. Adrian left UCT in January 2018 and for last year has been in independent Anaesthesia Practice in Cape Town.

Adrian enjoys all aspects of Anaesthesia, but has a special interest in paediatric anaesthesia, acute pain management, peri-operative medicine, arthroplasty, neuro-anaesthesia and spinal anaesthesia.

Outside of work, Adrian loves travel in Africa, history, photography, scuba diving, trail running, outdoor and farm life, and lists his favourite place in the world as “the Karoo”. Adrian has been happily married to Dr Linda van Zyl (an existing Southern Anaesthetics associate) for 18 years and they have two boys.