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.
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; and pediatric HIV in ICU and cardiovascular support in PICU.