Professor Elmin Steyn

Professor Elmin Steyn heads the Division of Surgery at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University and is head of Surgery at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. She trained as a General surgeon and is a certified subspecialist Trauma Surgeon as well as an experienced Transplant surgeon.

Previously Elmin was in practice at Christiaan Barnard Memorial and Vincent Pallotti Hospitals in Cape Town, where she set up the Trauma Emergency Centers and established the first private Renal Transplant program in Cape Town. Elmin has served on various professional bodies such as the SA Transplantation Society (past president), the Trauma Society (past president), the Organ Donor Foundation (chair), the Association of Surgeons of SA, and the Surgical Research Society.

As international instructor for ATLS, NTMC and DSTC, she has been privileged to train surgeons in 36 countries on 4 continents (as well as a few islands) and has presented papers and keynote presentations at Trauma conferences worldwide. Elmin is co-editor of three editions of the Oxford Handbook of Trauma and has contributed chapters to several textbooks of Trauma Surgery. She served on the Board of the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service, is a current board member of the Health Professions Council of SA and is the recipient of various awards.

Elmin is President Elect of the International Association of Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), affiliated to the International Surgical Society.

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