Francois J Duminy





Houseman, Groote Schuur Hospital

6 months General Surgery Prof J. H. Louw Firm

Subspecialty - Cardiac Surgery (Prof. C.N. Barnard)
6mths Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Prof. D.Davey)


Senior House Officer, Orthopaedics

Groote Schuur Hospital

Prof. George Dall

1980 to 1982

Medical Officer, Leslie Williams Memorial

Hospital, Goldfields of South Africa.

August 1982

Promoted to Senior Medical Officer

January 1983 to July 1985

Chief Medical Officer, Leslie Williams Memorial Hospital.

Mining Industry hospital with 500 beds, 6 full-time medical officers and 238 trained staff members serving a community of 40,000 mineworkers.

Responsible for the day to day running of the hospital and for the guidance of other medical officers in the management of their patients in the wards and operating theatres.

In charge of all the medical aspects of all underground rescue operations for 4 large Gold mines, among the deepest mines on earth.

Surgeon in charge of all emergency and major trauma surgery in the hospital.

Deeply involved in major refurbishing and expansion of the hospital over a 2 year period. Working with architects, engineers, builders and suppliers to this end.

May to August 1984

Chamber of Mines Travelling Fellow,

Research at the Ralph K.Davies Medical Centre’s Microsurgery Laboratory in San Francisco, California. Directed by Prof. Harry Buncke.

August 1985 to June 1987

Registrar Dept. Surgery and Acting Consultant in the Trauma Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital & University of Cape Town. This Trauma Unit Managed an average of more than 600 cases of major trauma per week.

July 1987 to Jan.1989

Acting Consultant Trauma Unit & Registrar, Dept. of Plastic, Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital & University of Cape Town.

Feb 1989 to Jan 1991

Full-time Registrar, Dept Plastic, Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery G.S.H. & U.C.T.

Feb. 1991 (continuing)

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in private practice. This practice covers all aspects of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic surgery with special emphasis on:
Cosmetic facial surgery,
Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
Rejuvenation treatments
Hand trauma,
Reconstructive microsurgery
Cutaneous laser surgery.

Feb 1991 to 1995

Consultant in charge of Microsurgical Training, Groote Schuur Hospital & University of Cape Town.

June 1992 - 1995

Appointed to one of six Part-time Consultant Posts in the Hand Clinicof Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. This Clinic manages more than 2500 new hand patients per annum.

September 2008 - 2012

Consultant contracted to the Harley Medical Group in Ireland for provision of surgical patient care



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