Prof Keertan Dheda

Prof Keertan Dheda

Prof Keertan DhedaPulmonology

South Africa

Keertan Dheda is Professor of Respiratory Medicine, and Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town.

His research work focuses on the epidemiology, diagnosis, transmission, and treatment of TB. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers including 4 first or senior author original publications in The Lancet. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Award.

He serves on the editorial board of several journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine and Lancet Respiratory Diseases amongst others. He holds 4 patents related to new TB control technologies. He serves on several national and international academic and advisory bodies, and is the current president of the South African Thoracic Society.