Dr Nikki Allorto

Honorary Senior Lecturer

I am a burn surgeon at Edendale hospital, in Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Nikki Allorto is the president of the South African Burns Society and founder of the Burn Care Trust. . In 2006 during her community service year that she took an interest in the plight of burn victims. She completed her general surgical training at the Nelson Mandela school of medicine, University of Kwa Zulu Natal and was admitted to the College of Surgeons of South Africa in 2010. She was awarded the traveling fellowship from the Association of Surgeons of South Africa and spent 3 months at Sydney’s Concord General Repatriation Hospital under the Burn Unit Director Peter Maitz.She has directed many Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses around South Africa and in Kenya.

Dr Allorto is involved in initiatives aimed at uplifting burn care in Africa as well. She’s now focusing on the idea of creating a ‘skin bank’, similar to an organ bank. Allorto’s passion for this cause is clear, as she gives inspiring talks about the management of burns to the local doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and pharmacists.

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