Clinical Practice Staff
We have highly qualified staff within our unit dedicated to ensure that our patients receive high quality service throughout their visit to our practice. We also have trained allergy specialists for both adult and paediatric patients.
Our Clinical Practice Doctors
Associate Professor Jonny Peter
MBChB; FCP (SA); MMed; Phd
Associate Professor Jonathan Peter is Head of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He also heads the Allergy and Immunology Unit at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute. In February 2016, he became the first HPCSA registered allergist in the College of Physicians, South Africa. He is the recipient of a number of awards for medical training including the 2012/2013 Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship where he undertook sub-specialist training in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the John Radcliffe Hospital and a post-doctoral period in the laboratory of TB vaccinologist, Professor Helen McShane. Jonathan has over 50 publications in high impact factor journals, and an H-index of 26. In 2015, he was awarded a Silver Scientific Merit Award as an outstanding early-career researcher by the South African Medical Research Council. His current clinical and research interests include: i) urticaria and angioedema, ii) drug and food additive allergy, iii) indigenous therapies for allergic diseases and iii) primary immunodeficiency diseases. Read full bio
Dr Tshegofatso Mabelane
MBChB, MBA, M. Fam Med, FCFP (SA), Dip Allerg(SA), Cert Allerg (SA), M. Phil Allergy cum laude(UCT)
Tshegofatso Mabelane is the first Family Physician Allergist in South Africa and the first Allergy subspecialist to obtain a M.Phil in Allergology through the University of Cape Town. She further did the allergy exam with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology under the European Union of Medical Specialists. Tshego is a member of the Allergy Society of South Africa, World Allergy Organization, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and serves as a subcommittee member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She is also a board member of the Diploma of Allergology of the College of Family Physicians.
She is passionate about primary care and enhancing the quality of life of her patients.
Professor Eugene Weinberg
MBChB; FCP (SA); PAED (SA)
Professor Eugene Weinberg is a consultant paediatrician at the UCT Lung Institute. He also serves as the editor of Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He previously served as the head of the Allergy and Asthma Clinic at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. AWARDS: Lifetime Achievement Award; Best research poster | ALLSA Annual Congress ; Medic Alert Award for Outstanding Service ; First Roger Altounyan Award for Contribution to understanding of Allergy and Asthma in Children; SANDOZ – ESPACI ALLERGY AWARD; Distinguished Teacher Award | University of Cape Town Medical School; Best presentation | ICAACI Congress; Lorber Fellowship in Paediatric Allergy.
Dr Diane Hawarden
Dr Diane Hawarden is the chairman of ALLSA. She has served on the ALLSA Excom for many years, as treasurer and Vice-Chairman.
Di is a UCT graduate, working in the Division of Allergology, Dept. of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital. She also consults with private patients at the UCT Lung Institute (Allergy & Immunology Unit). She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as guest-editing Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology three times. She is currently the deputy editor of Current Allergy. Di is a regular examiner for the postgraduate Diploma in Allergology. Together with Dr Emanuel, she is co-author of the popular ABC of Allergy.
Dr Thulja Trikamjee
MBChB, FC Paed (SA), Dip Allerg (SA), CERT Paed Allerg (SA)
Dr Thulja Trikamjee is a specialist Paediatrician, with a sub-specialty Certificate in Paediatric Allergy, as well as a Diploma in Allergy through the College of Medicine of South Africa. She is a member of the Allergy Society of South Africa, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, and an elected board member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Her fellowship in Allergology was attained through the Discovery Foundation, who awarded her the Sub-specialist Award in 2015, and was also the recipient of the MSD ALLSA Research Award 2016 for her ongoing work on Aeroallergens in Dust. She was only the second person in Africa to have completed the Certificate in Allergology, and is passionate about developing the field in other parts of South Africa. Dr Trikamjee has presented her work both internationally and at local congresses, has appeared on health related talk shows, and is an examiner to medical student exams, as well as the Diploma in Allergy.
Dr Trikamjee consults adults and children at the Lung Institute on Monday and Friday mornings.
Dr. Janet van dr Walt
MBChB; MFamMed; CCFP(Canada); Dip Allerg(SA)
Janet van der Walt is an experienced family physician and is registered as a specialist in this field in South Africa and Canada. She obtained her MFamMed at the University of the Free State and Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada while practising in Canada. During 2017 Janet obtained the Diploma in Allergology of the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa. She is currently a Fellow at Groote Schuur Hospital at the Department of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Janet is a member of the Allergy Association of South Africa and presented at the annual congress during 2018. Janet is a compassionate clinician who believes in a holistic approach in the management of her patients.