Rudo Mathivha

MB.ChB, FCPaed(SA) –Critical Care, DBS (BM); PGDHSE(Wits)

L.R. Mathivha is the first black South African Woman to study Critical Care Medicine.

She graduated from the University of Natal (South Africa), completed a Pediatric Residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital before embarking on an Educational sojourn at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA. At Duke University, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. Her Current Designation is Director of Critical Care Medicine at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital where She runs a combined Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Fellowship Programme.

She is the Immediate Past Vice President of the Society of Critical Care of Southern Africa; Past  Chairperson of the South African Medical Association’s Committee of Education, Science and Technology; Past  Member of the Ministerial Committees of Health Technology Management and Revitalization of Emergency Medical Services; and Former Chair and Vice Chairperson of the Hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee.

As an Intensivist her interests are diverse, including:

Non- Conventional modes of respiratory support of the critically ill;

Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials in septic critically ill patients

ICU utilization in Resource constrained environments, Paediatric HIV in ICU & Cardiovascular support in PICU.