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Professor of Global Surgery, University of Cape Town

Professor Maswime is an Associate Professor and the Head Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, a Next Einstein Fellow, and the President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She completed Discovery Foundation fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She specialised and completed her PhD at University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto as a specialist.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, University of Cape Town
  • 2014–2019
    Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2017 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD
  • 2014 
    University of the Witwatersrand, MMED
  • 2013 
    Colleges of Medicine South Africa , FCOG(SA)
  • 2005 
    University of KwaZulu Natal, MBChB


Trailblazer award 2017 (NYDA, by the President Jacob Zuma), Mail and Guardian 200 young South Africans