Committee Members


Prof-Mpiko-Ntsekhe


Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe

AstraZeneca Research Trust Chairman

Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe BA (Brown); MD (Columbia); MPhil (UCT); PhD (UCT); FCP (SA); Certificate in Cardiology (SA)and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C) currently serves as the Hellen and Morris Mauerberger Professor and Chair of the Division of Cardiology, at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to this he was the Director of the Catheter Laboratory and Senior Consultant at Groote Schur Hospital and Senior Lecturer atthe University of Cape Town. He was the inaugural Edith Sorrel Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at UCT from 2007-2009.

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Prof-Ally


Professor Reid Ally

AstraZeneca Research Trust
Scientific Review Panel Advisor

Prof Reid Ally is a Specialist Gastroenterologist and appointed adjunct Professor of Medicine in 2001. Currently he is the Head of Gastroenterology (Wits) and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and senior lecturer and teacher of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. He was instrumental in ensuring that the Charlotte Maxeke Gastroenterology unit be co-ordinated with the Baragwanath unit in terms of research, journal clubs and clinical meetings.

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Prof Sarala Naicker

Professor Saraladevi Naicker

AstraZeneca Research Trust
Scientific Review Panel Advisor

Prof Saraladevi Naicker (MB ChB (Natal); MRCP (UK); FRCP (London); PhD (Natal); FCP (SA)- peer review) currently serves as the Academic Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She trained in Nephrology at UKZN, Wits University and completed her studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Upon her return to Durban, she began practicing in the Renal Unit at UKZN, where she assisted in setting up the Transplant Unit at Addington Hospital.

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Prof Charles Feldman

Professor Charles Feldman

AstraZeneca Research Trust
Scientific Review Panel Advisor

Prof Charles FeldmanĀ (MB BCh (Witwatersand); DSc (Witwatersrand), PhD (Witwatersrand), FRCP (UK), FCP (SA),currently serves as Professor of Pulmonology, and Chief Physician Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand. He is the Academic Head of the Division of Pulmonology in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, where he oversees the three teaching hospitals attached to the University. In addition, he is the Clinical Head of Pulmonology at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and a consultant in the Infectious Diseases Unit.

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Professor Ayesha Ahmed Motala

AstraZeneca Research Trust
Scientific Review Panel Advisor

Professor Ayesha Ahmed Motala MB ChB (Natal); MRCP (UK); MD (Natal); FRCP (UK); FCP (College of Medicine of SA) trained in Medicine at UKZN, Internal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, and received her MD (PhD equivalent) in Diabetes from UKZN. She has served as Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Natal, Professor and Chairperson (sabbatical) in the Department of Internal Medicine at Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain and, since 2004, has been Professor and Head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at UKZN.

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