Meet our Chair
Prof Keertan Dheda
Keertan Dheda is a South African National Research Foundation ‘A’-rated clinician scientist and has professorial appointments at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a hospital-based clinician, Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, and immediate past president of the South African Thoracic Society. His research work has focussed on respiratory pathogens including TB. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Award and the 2018 European Union-funded EDCTP Scientific Leadership Award. He has been profiled in The Lancet and serves on several national and international academic and advisory bodies, including the editorial boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Lancet Respiratory Medicine. He has published almost 300 papers, has a Scopus H index of 61, and is a co-inventor on 6 patents related to diagnostics and vaccines.