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Professor Ntobeko Ntusi is appointed as a Professor of Medicine and Chair of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. He is also appointed the Head of Medicine, Consultant Cardiologist, and the Clinical Lead for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at Groote Schuur Hospital. His primary research interests comprise inflammatory heart disease, cardiovascular infections, cardiovascular multimorbidity, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, resistant hypertension, cardiovascular genetics, cardiovascular immunology, and noninvasive cardiovascular imaging. More recently, his group developed a research interest in the clinical epidemiology and clinical immunology of COVID-19 from SARS-CoV-2 infection. He currently supervises postgraduate students and leads numerous single- and multi-center epidemiological and mechanistic clinical studies and clinical trials. Through his research he has built strong links with colleagues in clinical cardiology, molecular cardiology and cell biology, physics and biomedical engineering, infectious diseases, tuberculosis and HIV medicine, microbiology, COVID-19 biology, rheumatology, immunology, molecular genetics, and biomedical statistics; and has demonstrated proven capacity for performance in scientific investigational teams. His scholarship has been recognised through multiple scholastic awards of scientific excellence, including fellowships by election and peer review into the Royal College of Physicians (London), Royal Society of South Africa, Academy of Sciences of South Africa, the University of Cape Town College of Fellows, and the SAMRC Gold Medal Award.

Unit Director: Prof Ntobeko Ntusi
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
South Africa
Tel office: +27214066200