Dr Johan van der Spuy

  • David Bass
  • Andrew J Nicol University of Cape Town
  • Pradeep Navsaria University of Cape Town
  • Sorin Edu

Abstract

Dr Johan van der Spuy is considered to be the doyen of South African Trauma Surgery. He graduated MBChB from UCT in 1961 and entered general practice before specializing in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery. After qualifying in the 1975, he made an early decision to devote his career to the development of trauma surgery. It is fair to say that he was the South African pioneer in this vital and challenging sub-specialty.

Author Biography

Andrew J Nicol, University of Cape Town
MBChB, FCS (SA), PhD.
Published
2017-11-16
How to Cite
Bass, D., Nicol, A., Navsaria, P., & Edu, S. (2017). Dr Johan van der Spuy. South African Journal of Surgery, 55(4), 50. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2556
Section
Obituaries