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Senior lecturer in the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town

Dr Bruijns has been a qualified emergency physician since 2008 and was one of the first students to hold a degree in Emergency Medicine in South Africa. He is dual registered as a specialist in South Africa and the United Kingdom. His interests include service improvement in low resourced settings, emergency medicine development in low-to-middle income settings, education and trauma physiology. Dr Bruijns' current role allows him to address many of these interests directly through research and education. He is a person of action and like for thingshe does to be useful to others. Besides his desk job, Dr Bruijns does some clinical work at Khayelitsha Hospital. Khayelitsha is a deprived, largely informal community, within Cape Town's city borders (although a million miles away in terms of resources). Dr Bruijns' favourite quotes are: there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit- Ronald Reagan and if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original- Ken Robinson.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer in the Division of Emergency Medicine , University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior lecturer in the Division of Emergency Medicine
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation