Mrs Chandrika Vedalankar

Tel. 0312604537


About Us

The Chair in Geriatrics was established in 2000, with an endowment from the Aaron Beare Family Foundation and resides in the School of Clinical Medicine.  Professor Bilkish Cassim was appointed Associate Professor/Chief Specialist and the first head of department in 2000. 

The Department is actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes of the Division of Medicine and provides a clinical service at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

Professor Cassim is an executive member of the South African Geriatrics Society having served as President for 2 terms 2006 – 2009, an executive member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa and President of the College of Physicians of South Africa.  

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