• MBChB University of Cape Town
  • FFARCSI (Dublin)

  • General Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery especially with physically handicapped children
  • Obstetrics
  • Psychiatric Clinic ECT

Dr. Barry Penn


2 Sea View Road, Wynberg, 7800, Cape Town, South Africa

Barry is one of the founding members of Southern Anaesthetics. Born and bred in Port Elizabeth having matriculated at Victoria Park High. He attended UCT medical School. Worked at Edendale Hospital in KZN. Spent some time in London and returned to specialise at Tygerberg Hospital Cape Town. Returned to the UK and qualified as an anaesthesiologist. Married with 3 children and two grandchildren. He has a very wide interest in sporting activities which include surfski,canoeing,swimming,trail running and golf. He is very active in anaesthetic nurse education and started nursing education amongst the private hospitals in Cape Town and the Southern Suburbs. He was very involved in setting up the Kingsbury Hospital operating theatres and Intensive Care Unit when the hospital was built. He has sat on the Constantiaberg and Kingsbury Hospital advisory boards. At present involved with Peninsula Canoe Club executive Vice Chairman. Practices in the Southern Suburbs in general anaesthesia. He is involved with the Somerset Hospital Arthroplasty team providing joint replacements at the Vredenburg State Hospital.


  • HPCSA Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • SAMA South African Medical Association
  • MPS Medical Protection Society
  • SASA South African Society of Anaethetists
  • SASA Cape Western Branch
  • Southern Anaesthetics Associates Member

Current CPD Activities

  • Southern Anaesthetics Associates Journal Club
  • SASA Yearly Congress
  • ACLS & BLS Update Course
  • Anaesthetic Obstetric Congress
  • Kingsbury Hospital CPD Meetings

Publications, Presentations, Academic Activities

  • Academic Activities only on local basis

Life Outside of Work

  • Enjoy the outdoors - sporting activities, camping, overland 4x4 travel. Music. Supporter Cape Town Philarmonic.