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Head: Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town

Elmi Muller is a general surgeon who works in the field of in transplantation. She had
been involved in many transplant-related educational programmes in South Africa and
Africa. Through the ISN Educational Ambassador’s programme she trained surgeons in
Zambia and Nigeria. She was the programme committee chair for the developing
countries for the 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in August
2016 in Hong Kong. She is also co-chairing the Declaration of Istanbul for Organ
Donation Custodian Group (DICG) and will be the co-chair of the 10th year anniversary
meeting of this document, planned for 2018. In 2008 she initiated a transplant
programme for HIV positive patients utilizing HIV positive donors at Groote Schuur
Hospital in Cape Town. She is the principal investigator of a NIH-funded study based at
the University of Cape Town that is driving a research project on the virological and
immunological impact of the second viral strain after receiving a kidney from a HIV
positive donor


  • –present
    Head: Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town


  • 2004 
    University of Cape Town, FCS(SA), Mmed in General Surgery

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Head: Division of General Surgery
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation