QUALIFICATIONS
  • MBChB University of Stellenbosch
    2002
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia (SA)
    2004
  • FRACGP, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
    2009
  • Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of South Africa
    2017
  • MMed (UCT)
    2017

SPECIAL INTERESTS
  • Peri-operative medicine
  • Paediatric anaesthesia
  • General surgery anaesthesia
  • Orthopaedic and ENT anaesthesia
  • Critic care
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia

Dr. Rohan Pretorius

MBChB(Stell) FCA(SA) DA(SA) FRACGP MMed (UCT)

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


Rohan was born in Cape Town and obtained his MBChB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002. He completed his Internship and Community service in Bethlehem Regional hospital. During the time in the Free State he obtained his Diploma in Anaesthesia. He subsequently moved to the UK for a year and worked as a Medical Officer in Intensive care and Emergency Medicine. He then moved to Australia, where he spent the next 8 years of his career, working as a General Practitioner and GP Anaesthetist while obtaining his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
He returned to South Africa in 2013 and joined the University of Cape Town's Anaesthetic Department where he completed his Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists FCA (SA) and his MMed in Anaesthesia. During this time he was awarded the prize for the best Paediatric and Intensive care Registrar in Anaesthesia.

Membership/Registrations

  • HPCSA Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • FRACGP Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • SASA South African Society of Anaesthiologists
  • SASA CWB South African Society of Anaesthiologists - Cape Western Branch
  • GMC General Medical Council - UK
  • Southern Anaesthetics Associates Member 2017
  • Southern Anaesthetics Associates Executive Member - Secretary

Current CPD Activities

  • SASA Congress 2017
  • Best Practice in Anaesthesia 2020
  • Southern Anaesthetics Journal Club
  • ACLS & BLS 2020

Publications, Presentations, Academic Activities

  • SAJAA 2019 The influence of delayed sample processing time on the PO2 values in critically ill patients with sepsis-induced leucocytosis

Life Outside of Work

  • Keen Swimmer, camper and hiker. Also loves fishing and enjoys spending quality time with his three boys and wife Zarine.