The College of Paediatric Surgeons: CPS (CMSA)
Prof Abdool Samad Shaik
Dr Susanna Magdalena Le Grange
Prof Mahomed Hoosen Sheik-Gafoor


Guidelines for Presidents and Secretaries of Constituent Colleges


CHITNIS, Milind Ramchandra
GRIEVE, Andrew
HARRISON, Derek Stanley

Dr Samad Shaik


Prof Samad Shaik is the President of College of Paediatric Surgeons and South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons.After completing his undergraduate training at the University of Natal Medical School, he undertook specialisation in General Surgery and further training in Vascular Surgery in Durban. He then completed the Advanced Management Programme in Health Care Management through the UK based, Manchester Business School and in 1999 was awarded the Fogarty International Fellowship in Medical Informatics, Telemedicine and Robotics.Prof Shaik undertook this training at Tufts University, Harvard University and MIT in Boston, USA. During this he was fortunate enough to be exposed to early foetal surgical interventions that were being explored in the City. He then returned to South Africa and completed his subspecialisation in Paediatric Surgery and followed this with training in Foetal and Neonatal Medicine in Nice, France and further training in Belgium.His practice steadily progressed from offering mainly antenatal counselling to the full spectrum of therapeutic foetal interventions and offering advanced oncological interventions including stem cell transplant support for children. He returned to full time academic practice in 2014 and was appointed Head of the Division of Paediatric Surgery and Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University in February 2014. He has since returned to Private Practice in KwaZulu-Natal and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Paediatric Surgery, Fetal Medicine and General Surgery at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Prof Busisiwe Mrara


Prof Mrara is the Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Walter Sisulu University and Nelson Mandela Academic hospital in the Eastern Cape province, since 2014. Prior to that, she was a senior specialist in the ICU at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in the Wits university training circuit.

Her role as disciplinary head in the Eastern Cape, includes advisory to the Department of Health and the University platforms in Anaesthesiology service delivery, training and research. She also serves as the Eastern Cape Anaesthetic chair of the National Committee for Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD).

She is a member of the South African Society of Anaesthetists. She also serves as a councillor and Doctor’s representative in the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa.

She is passionate about improving the safety of perioperative care by ensuring fair, robust, relevant training and assessment. She is involved in initiatives to train rural doctors and improve the health system.