Dr Maretha Smit to join Southern Anaesthetics

Southern Anaesthetics is proud to announce that Dr Maretha Smit will be joining the practice on the 1st of October 2022.

Maretha grew up in Gauteng, matriculating at Hoërskool Roodepoort in 2007. She attended the University of Pretoria where she graduated MBChB with Distinction in 2013.

Maretha completed her internship, community service and medical officer training in anaesthesia at Helen Joseph & Rahima Moosa Hospital in Gauteng where she obtained her Diploma in Anaesthesia in 2016.

Maretha joined the UCT Anaesthesia training program in January 2018 where she excelled in all departments. She was the UCT Anaesthesia registrar represenative in 2019, won the Registrar’s Registrar Award in the same year, and won Best Registrar in Paediatric Anaesthesia award in 2020.

Maretha obtained her Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology (MMed) with Distinction in 2021, the same year that she obtained her Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists. (FCA)(SA) and since November 2021 she has been working as a Specialist Anaesthetist rotating through Groote Schuur Hospital Intensive Care Units and Red Cross Children’s Hospital where she has developed an interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia. Maretha has six publications to her name (three of which are first author publications), and is actively involved in ongoing registry and research projects. Her primary research field is obstetric airway management, and she has won two research awards at international congresses.

Maretha is also an extraordinarliy talented runner and her personal achievements include: 18th female overall in the 90km Comrades Marathon (7h11) 2022; 14th female overall at the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (4h11) 2022. Cape Town Marathon (Sub 3hrs – 2h59) 2021; Red Hill Marathon – 1st place (3h16) 2020; De Ronde Venen Marathon (Amsterdam) – 2nd place (3h17min) 2019

Maretha is married to Dewald Basson, a product development specialist, and they have two beautiful cat fur children. Besides running she enjoys outdoor adventures and would love to one day complete a “Racing the Planet” multi stage event.

For further information and bookings, please contact Southern Anaesthesia on 021 762 6277.