Ingress Medical Centre Rondebosch Expands Their Dermatology Team

On 1 November 2021, specialist dermatologist Dr. Lauren Knight joins Ingress Medical Centre Rondebosch and will set up a private dermatology practice, while continuing her affiliation to academic dermatology as a part time consultant at Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

“Dr. Knight is an outstanding dermatologist whose has dramatically transformed the lives of her many patients,” said Jason McArthur, Medical Director at Ingress Healthcare. “Having seen her work, it is now with renewed energy and honour that I look forward to working with Dr. Knight on expanding our dermatology unit with regards innovation and education.”

Dr. Knight has had several academic papers published in various medical journals and has been a keynote speaker at several medical conferences. She brings with her a wealth of academic knowledge and the very latest in the field of dermatology with regards to diagnosis and treatment.

The Ingress Medical Centre Dermatology Unit consists of a multi-disciplinary team covering all aspects of dermatology including paediatric dermatology and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Knight will join the existing team made up of Prof. Carol Hlela, one of South Africa’s top paediatric dermatologists and a leading light in the field of dermatology on the African Continent. Prof Hlela is a dermatologist with a Master's in Science in Global Health Science (MSc GHS) and a PhD in Clinical Medicine from Oxford University. Currently heading the dermatology department in the paediatric unit at the Red Cross Children Hospital, she is also employed by the University of Cape Town, where she teaches medical students, and supervises PhD candidates. Her dedication and exceptional work led her to become the first recipient of the prestigious Netcare Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship, which was established to contribute to South African leadership in all branches of academic medicine. Her remarkable journey has led her to become one of South Africa's most well-respected paediatric dermatologists.

The unit is further supported by Prof Donald Hudson who has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice and is an internationally renowned expert in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. For two decades, Professor Hudson was the head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital.

Today, he runs his private practice specializing in breast reconstruction, skin cancer surgery, breast and body procedures, cosmetic procedures, and non-surgical procedures.

“I am thrilled to join the committed and highly respected team of medical professionals at Ingress Medical Centre, who share my dedication to providing compassionate, appropriate care to patients,” said Dr. Knight.

Prof Hlela added, “I look forward to working together, to mentor future generations of dermatologists, to move the specialty forward and to encourage research, and most importantly, to provide safe and exceptional care to the patients we serve.”

Erna Joubert, Ingress Medical Centre GM concludes, “With this team in place, Ingress Medical Centre Rondebosch is able to offer the very best, comprehensive dermatology and skin cancer unit within the Cape Metropole, further our dedication to service excellence, ensures every patient receives a world class service. “