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Dr Dhinesh Singh


Dhinesh Singh graduated MBChB at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993.

Dr Johan Marais


Johan Marais obtained his MBChB from the University of Stellenbosch in 1991..

Dr Lance Thompson


Dr Lance Thompson obtained his MBChB from UCT. He then worked at Edenvale ...


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Dr Nick Meyersveld


Dr Nick Meyersveld joined Southern Anasethetics ...

Dr Guy Picken


Guy grew up in KwaZulu Natal and matriculated at Kearsney College...

Dr Rohan Pretorius

MBChB (Stell) FCA(SA)

Rohan was born in Port Elizabeth, grew up in Cape town and...

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Dr Guy Picken



Dr Guy Picken joined Southern Anaesthetics  on the 1st February 2018.


Guy grew up in KwaZulu-Natal and matriculated at  Kearsney College, before attending the University of Cape Town and obtaining his MBChB degree in 2003. After completing his internship in Durban and subsequent community service at Mseleni Hospital in rural KZN, he spent valuable time working in the UK before completing his Diploma in Anaesthesia while at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Thereafter he joined his wife, Sandy, for her community service year back at Mseleni Hospital. They then spent a year in Australia – working as a medical officer in Vascular Surgery and Accident & Emergency Medicine at The Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, and then as an A&E shift leader at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.


With this foundation, Guy began his registrar training at the University of Cape Town in 2009. He was seconded to George Hospital for his first year of training, followed by 3 years at Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospitals. He was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesia of South Africa in 2013.


Guy has been a full-time Specialist Consultant for the last 4 and a half years at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Anaesthesia & Peri-Operative Medicine, where he has gained valuable experience in the fields of Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Cardiothoracic and Regional Anaesthesia. Guy enjoys teaching and the mentoring of registrars and remains an honorary lecturer at the Department and an examiner for the Diploma in Anaesthesia. Guy has fulfilled key roles at Groote Schuur in the Acute Pain Service, ‘Enhanced Recovery after Colorectal Surgery’ programme and as Chairman of “Wells, Gordon & Associates” – the private Anaesthetic practice at UCT Private Academic Hospital.


Guy has always enjoyed and excelled in sports and was whilst at UCT he played U21 rugby, and made the 1st XI Cricket Team. In later years he made the touch rugby provincial first teams for both Western Province and Natal. These days he is an avid golfer and enjoys surfing and other water sports. Guy and Sandy have two young boys.