I did my undergraduate training in London (UCL), worked for 5 years in New Zealand (Palmerston North and Hamilton) and moved to South Africa in 1994.  I joined the department of surgery and trained as a general surgeon at University of Stellenbosch and specialised in breast and endocrine surgery.

In 2000, I started in full time private practice as a surgeon at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital where I focused on the management of breast complaints. Over the 17 years I worked there, the breast services expanded.  I was joined by Sr Lieske Wegelin in 2013 and Dr Britta Dedekind in 2016.  In 2017, the new Christiaan Barnard Memorial hospital opened an oncology unit.

In 2018, I left full time private practice to return to the surgical department at University of Stellenbosch as head of the breast and endocrine unit.  I now have a limited private practice at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and Dr Dedekind sees the majority of people with breast complaints.  I am still involved in the multidisciplinary meetings.

I am the founder and director of the Breast Course for Nurses and am the co-author of the book "Breast Care"which is part of the Bettercare series of books and forms the core content of the course.

I live in Cape Town with my husband Tony and have 2 sons at University of Stellenbosch.

Sr Lieske continues to work in the practice and can be contacted on 0214265335 or lieskewegelin@gmail.com.  Should you wish to contact Dr Dedekind for an appointment, please go to https://www.brittadedekind.com.


  1. You are doing a great job. My brother has just been diagnosed with throat cancer. Is there a support group he & his family can belong to for support. He stays in Lindhaven - Roodepoort- Gauteng.This is a very difficult period as his 10 year old has just been diagnosed with Type 2 after collapsing and being in a coma for 2 days. The family is devastated about all these. How can I Help and what do you advise? Thanks

  2. Dr Edge. Thank you for treating me when I had breast cancer in 2002. You were absolutely awesome. This April I am 18 years survived. Thanks to you and the fantastic staff at Christiaan Barnaard memorial

  3. Very happy about surgery done by Dr. EDGE
    (1 November 2021)