About Dr M. Mathir
Following my graduation from the University of Cape Town in 2013, I conducted my internship at Groote Schuur Hospital. UCT provided a solid foundation in medicine that I will forever be grateful for - the ability to both clinically and critically approach medical problems, as well as a strong passion for research and evidence-based medicine.
I spent part of my community service at Murchison Hospital down the South Coast, and another part at GJ Crookes Hospital practising predominantly internal medicine.
Upon completing community service, I joined the family practice of a family medicine specialist and learned the tools of the trade from four very distinguished and respected clinicians, however, I wasn't quite ready to start my own family practice yet.
In 2017, I became a Sub Investigator for HIV vaccine trials with CAPRISA before having my first child.
I fell in love with HIV medicine and I yearned for clinical medicine once again, so I joined MatCH in 2018 and practiced as an HIV clinician, managing patients with high viral loads and advanced clinical care in Umlazi, KwaMakutha, Magabeni and Umnini.
In this period, I also completed my postgraduate diploma in HIV medicine, wrote and passed the exams for Advanced HIV Management by the South African HIV society, and gave birth to my second child.
When the Durban division of MatCH closed in September 2020, I thought this was the perfect time to take HIV medicine into private practice and perhaps even to become a family doctor. Yes, in the middle of a global pandemic!
One year later, here I am, with a beautiful practice, awesome patients, and a love for my job that will never fade.
University of Cape Town
Groote Schuur Hospital
GJ Crookes Hospital
Advanced HIV Management