dr bronwen schoenfeld
Dr Bronwen Schoenfeld
I obtained my Medical Degree (MBbch) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997. My internship was at Baragwanath Hospital just outside of Johannesburg. Bara, as it is informally known, is one of the largest hospitals in the world, occupying around 173 acres (0.70 km2), with approximately 3200 beds and about 6760 staff members.
Baragwanath is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, along with the Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
It was during my time as an Intern ,Community Service Doctor, Medical Officer and later Registrar in Plastic Surgery that I gained enormous exposure and experience in a vast range of medical and surgical conditions.
In 2006 I qualified as a Plastic and Reconstrutive Surgeon and have been in Private Practice ever since.
I am honoured to be a member of both The Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and South African Society for Surgery of the Hand.
On a Personal note, I am married and my husband and I have two beautiful young sons.
My decision to move from a major city to a small town like Howick was not taken lightly considering the amount of time and effort it required to become a specialist. Our reasons were twofold:-
Both my husband and I grew up in small rural towns and desperately wanted to afford our children the same simple, yet privileged upbringing.
Living outside of a major city has allowed me to enjoy a far vaster scope of surgery than what I may have experienced had I stayed.
This has been enormously satisfying for me and I remain as passionate about the reconstructive element, as well as the aesthetic part of the practice as ever.