Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Marguerite Barnard is a driven young general surgery registrar at the University of Pretoria, mastering complex surgical procedures at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She obtained her medical degree from Stellenbosch University and was honoured with a Rector’s Award of Excellence in Community Service. She started the first Operation Smile University Student chapter in South Africa, which became an instant success as the biggest society on campus. She also served on the Tygerberg Student Council, with green initiatives and community engagement as her main focus. She is the most recent scholarship recipient of the Abbott Laboratories South African Gastroenterological Society, enabling her to excel in her research on pancreas cancer. She has also proven herself to take initiative in leadership among her peers, currently serving on the South African Society of Surgeons in training. Research and clinical collaborations are welcome, please feel free to make contact.