Dr Susan Vosloo Biography – Dr Susan Vosloo Wiki
Dr Susan Vosloo is a South African heart surgeon and Founder member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Vosloo was South Africa’s first female heart surgeon. She joined the heart team at the Groote Schuur hospital in 1984 and completed her training in 1988. She did her first heart transplant at the age of 33, and went on to work at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, focusing on paediatric heart surgery.
She is a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon in independent private practice at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, for over 30 years [since 1988]. She has also been a Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon in Independent Practice since 1991. Her interests are surgery for congenital cardiac defects, intensive care management, thoracic transplantation and mechanical assist of the circulation, according to her Linkedin profile.
She serves on the University Council of UFS, and in addition is the UFS Council Representative in the UFS Senate and on the Standing Advisory Committee of the School of Medicine, UFS and the Provincial Department of Health; Africa representative for the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society; and founder member of World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.
Dr Susan Vosloo underwent schooling and pre-graduate medical training in Bloemfontein, qualifying in 1980 at the University of the Free State. She completed training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cape Town, gaining the fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa and M.Med degree in Cardiothoracic Surgery (UCT) in 1988. Further training in Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery was done at the Harley Street Clinic and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospitals in London, United Kingdom in 1989 and 1990.
Her enthusiasm for medicine started at an early age. She told TimesLIVE: “My father was an orthopaedic surgeon and from a young age I would go with him on weekends when he did his rounds. When I did medicine, I loved surgery the most. I became interested in cardiac surgery and progressed to paediatric cardiac surgery.
“Surgery is not so much about cutting as about sewing and that’s where women are talented. It’s about connecting things together perfectly. You need to have a 3D image in your head and be very alert to sidestep any potential mistakes.”
Dr Susan Vosloo Covid
In a video published on BitChue on 10 August 2021, Dr. Susan Vosloo, who practices at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, says that “the risk of the vaccination is worse than the risk of virus” and that “the vaccination was not brought in for Covid, but that Covid was brought in for the vaccination.” She also pronounces that the composition of the vaccination is a secret, “like the herbs for Kentucky”, and that it could prove to be deadly.
She further says in the video that death “is one of the complications of the vaccination”, which could also possibly lead to other problems such as “infertility, serious neurological complications and vascular damage”.
On Friday, August 13, 2021, Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare’s Hospital Division, “expressed Netcare’s profound disappointment and disbelief in learning about the publication of a BitChute video on 10 August 2021, in which Dr Susan Vosloo expressed her personal anti-vaccination views regarding COVID-19.”
“The sentiments as expressed in the contents of the video are in complete contradiction to the unrelenting endeavours of Netcare, our clinical colleagues, healthcare workers and others to try and curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The video further contradicts the views and endeavours of the South African National Department of Health as well as those of global institutions such as the World Health Organization. Given the grave implications of the comments made by Dr Vosloo and the potential deleterious impact on both national and global efforts to curb COVID-19, Netcare completely dissociates itself from Dr Vosloo’s anti-vaccination message.
“Nevertheless, we have full regard for the fact that as a medical professional, Dr Vosloo is an independent practitioner and that as an individual she is fully entitled to her own views,” Du Plessis said.
To date Netcare has vaccinated more than 110 000 people including 33 000 healthcare workers. We have three active vaccination sites, each of which are capable of delivering 5 000 vaccine doses per day. In addition, we have 25 Medicross vaccination sites that are about to further bolster the national vaccination rollout.
“We have treated more than 110 000 COVID positive patients throughout the group, of which more than 50 000 required hospitalisation in our hospitals alone. We have sadly lost 76 of our colleagues. As a healthcare organisation deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of all South Africans, we stand squarely behind the efforts to vaccinate as many individuals as soon as possible,” concluded Du Plessis.
Dr Susan Vosloo Age
How old is Dr Susan Vosloo? She was born on 8 March 1957, in South Africa. Her mother is Sophie Vosloo. Her father was an orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr Susan Vosloo Husband
Dr Susan Vosloo is married to Dr Anton Leopold Ferreira, a Specialist Anaesthetist. Vosloo and her anaesthetist husband have twin daughters. On some days she works in theatre with Ferreira. “I don’t notice if he is there or if it is one of his partners. We are all professionals,” she said in a past interview.
Dr Susan Vosloo Family
Dr Susan Vosloo is married to Anton Ferreira, a Specialist Anaesthetist and has twin daughters, born on 17 October 2000 at the Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa. The family resides in Green Point against the slopes of Signal Hill with exquisite views across Table Bay and Robben Island. Together with her husband Anton, she bought a house in Malta in 2009 and regularly spend time there with their twin daughters and friends. “Most likely Malta will be our future retirement destination,” she told The Malta Independent.
Her family time is constrained by her job and the amount of travelling her work entails. She told TimesLIVE: “My kids are my first priority when I have free time and I spend as much time with them as I can…I manage because I have a good support structure. I have a personal manager, Wendy Els, and my mother is very involved.”
Dr Susan Vosloo Twins
Dr Susan Vosloo has twin daughters, Lila and Nina, born on 17 October 2000, after a surrogate pregnancy. The two baby daughters together weighed just over 3 kg. Dr. Vosloo’s brother’s wife, Trudie Vosloo, offered to be the surrogate mother, and after in vitro fertilisation gave birth to Dr Susan Vosloo’s twins. Trudie Vosloo, a Johannesburg accountant and the mother of two sons, reportedly offered to act as surrogate mother for Dr Vosloo in 2019 after Vosloo repeatedly failed to become pregnant.
Following the birth of her twins, Dr Vosloo said that she never imagined she’d become a mother. “I’ve never been so happy in all my life,” she told News24. “We are in seventh heaven,” said Sophie Vosloo, mother of Cape Town heart surgeon Susan Vosloo, about her two new granddaughters.
“Trudie did a wonderful thing for us,” said the paediatric heart surgeon. “My husband Anton (Ferreira) and I had been trying for kids for a long time without any luck. I am very close to Trudie and her family – I think that’s why she offered to do this.” Vosloo was reluctant to talk about the details of the surrogate pregnancy, but said she will always be grateful to her brother’s wife. “There are some things that are private, just for the family,” she said. “But it wasn’t hard for Trudie to give the children to me because she never saw them as hers. She was just carrying them.”
Dr Susan Vosloo Contact Details
According to Medpages Database and South Africa’s Medical Directory, Dr Susan Vosloo’s contact details are; Tel: +27 21 422 2360, 0725005350. Fax: 0214233860. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Physical address: Suite 1401 Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr D F Malan Street & Rua Barthollemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, 8001. Location: Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa.