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Dr Neil Moodley

MBChB(Natal) DA(SA) LMCC(Canada) FCA(SA)

Dr Neil Moodley obtained his MBChB from the University of Natal in 1985...

Dr Peter Marwick

MBChB(Stell) DA (SA) FCA(SA) MMed (Anaes)

Peter was schooled in Bloemfontein at Grey .....

Dr Rouan van der Leek

MBChB(Stell) FCA(SA)

Dr R A van der leek qualified MBChB in 1994 from the University of Stellenbosch...


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Dr Dirk van Zijl


Dirk van Zijl was born and raised in Cape Town before completing his MBChB at...

Dr Linda van Zyl


Dr Linda van Zyl completed her medical degree in 1995 at the University of...

Dr Jaco Janse van Rensburg

MBChb (Pre) DA(SA) FCA(SA)

Jaco obtained his MBChB degree in 2005 from the University of Pretoria.

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Dr Dirk van Zijl



Dirk van Zijl was born and raised in Cape Town before completing his MBChB at the University of Stellenbosch in 1994. He obtained his Diploma in Anaesthesia in East London in 1996 before moving back to Cape Town to specialise in Anaesthesia at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of South Africa in 2001. This was followed by post-fellowship training in adult intensive care and paediatric anaesthesia. Dirk produced several publications and won several awards during his nine years at UCT which included: South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) Registrar Communications prize (2000), UCT Department of Anaesthesia Registrar of the Year Award (2001), UCT Department of Anaesthesia Consultant of the Year Award (2004), SASA Travel Scholarship Prize (2005).


Dirk has always been passionate about the teaching of postgraduates, undergraduates and nurses. He is a College of Medicine of South Africa FCA Part I examiner, Senior Lecturer at the UCT's Department of Anaesthesia and regular regional and national SASA congress presenter. He has also been keenly involved in the affairs of SASA, and currently actively participates in the running of the Private Practice Business Unit of SASA, and the Cape Western Branch of SASA. Dirk was elected as Vice–President of the national SASA body in 2014, and President in 2016.


Dirk joined Southern Anaesthetics in 2006 where he has developed a special interest in the Anaestheisa of colo-rectal, laparoscopic, abdominal, obstetric and vascular surgery.


Dirk is married to Dr Kathleen Ross, a specialist Physician and Geriatrician, and they have two daughters. He and enjoys marathon and trail running, tennis, photography and birdwatching.