Ntobeko Ntusi

Professor Ntusi is the Head of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and is appointed as the Professorial Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has contributed significantly to improved understanding on noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemiology, heart failure biology, and NCD and infectious disease multimorbidity. He is the Director of the South African Medical Research Council Extramural Unit on the Intersection of NCDs and infectious diseases and a Co-Lead for the ARUA/GUILD Cluster of Research Excellence on NCDs and associated multimorbidities. His primary research interests comprise inflammatory heart disease (including HIV-associated cardiovascular disease), genetics of cardiomyopathy and heart failure, resistant hypertension, and non-invasive imaging, in particular with cardiovascular magnetic resonance. He is passionate about postgraduate student supervision and mentoring younger colleagues.

He obtained a BSc(Hons) degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Haverford College, USA, and an MBChB degree from UCT, before completing a fellowship in Internal Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He served his internship and later worked as a community service medical officer and senior house officer at Frere Hospital in East London, South Africa. He read for a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and completed his MD in Cardiology at UCT. He is a qualified cardiologist, through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.

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