Fathima Paruk

Fathima Paruk MD, FCOG, Crit Care(SA), PhD

Fathima Paruk is a Professor of Critical Care. She is the Academic and Clinical Head of the Department of Critical Care at the University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa(SA). She is the President of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa(CCSSA). Additionally, she holds various positions including Co-Chair of the Africa Telehealth Collaboration, Chair of the Critical Care College Committee for the national critical care examining body (Colleges of Medicine of SA) and membership of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Witwatersrand. She has served on several Ministerial appointed committees including the National Health Research Committee and the Committee for the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in SA; and more recently serves on the medical regulatory organization for SA (HPCSA). Her interests include telehealth, critical care obstetrics, sepsis, drug dosing, biomarkers, critical care training and medical ethics. She has also successfully trained many intensivists and supervised many postgraduate degrees including PhDs. She has authored several guidelines, book chapters, reviews and research publications and is regularly invited as a speaker at various national and international platforms.