Prof. Vernon Louw
Institution: University of Cape Town
Specialty: Clinical Haematology
- Chair and Head Clinical Haematology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
- Clinical Haematologist in Panorama Mediclinic, Cape Town February 2015 and Honorary Professor in the Division Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town from 2015 to April 2018.
- Affiliated Professor at the University of the Free State and the University of Stellenbosch since February 2015.
- Until January 2015, Professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
- After completing his medical degree (MBChB) and specialist training as physician (M.Med in Internal Medicine) at the University of Stellenbosch (both summa cum laude), he spent three years at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universitaire Ziekenhuis Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium in Clinical Haematology from January 2001 to December 2003.
- In January 2004, accepted the position of Head of Clinical Haematology at the University of the Free State. Obtained his PhD in Health Professions Education at the University of the Free State on the development of a postgraduate education programme for medical doctors in Transfusion Medicine in 2011. This contributed to the development of the first Anglophone Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree Programmes in Transfusion Medicine in Africa.
- Acting Head (April 2013) and then Head (September 2013) of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of the Free State. His research focus is in Transfusion Medicine Education, Patient Blood Management and HIV-related hematological malignancies.
- Authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals with more than 200 poster and oral presentations at national and international meetings. His vision is to develop online learning platforms so that world-class medical teaching would be freely available anywhere in the world.
- Cape Town, South Africa