Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Fellow
Dr Kevin Ramsamy is a former surgical registrar at the Steve Biko Academic and Kalafong Academic Hospitals in Pretoria, South Africa. He currently holds registration as a specialist urologist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Recently qualified in 2021 with the Master of Medicine (MMed) Urology degree by dissertation from the University of Pretoria and the Fellowship of the college of urologists of South Africa (FCS Urol (SA)) under the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA). He is a clinician with over 10 years of experience in clinical surgical patient care following graduation with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) from the University of KwaZulu Natal Nelson R. Mandela school of medicine (NRMSM). Extensive experience in orthopedic, general surgical, and urological care.
He worked for two and a half years in rural surgical care at Madadeni Provincial Hospital gaining exposure to the challenges patients face in accessing surgical health services. This stimulated the need to study public health to try to supplement the ability to improve patient access to surgical services. As a Harvard South African fellow in Public Health, it is an honor and an opportunity to fulfill this aim.
Another notable achievement is the unique situation of having supervised two Master of Science Students with their research and dissertations in prostate cancer jointly with the Department of Physiology at the University of Pretoria, whilst simultaneously completing his own master's dissertation. One student achieving cum laude for her dissertation. Publications are pending.