Vernon Louw

Vernon Louw

Vernon LouwInfectious Disease

South Africa

Prof Vernon Louw is the Chair and Head of the Division of Clinical Medicine in the Department of
Medicine at the University of Cape Town since April 2018. Before this, he was in private practice as
a Specialist Physician and Clinical Haematologist at Panorama Mediclinic since February 2015.
During this period, he was an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the
University of the Free State, Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch and Honorary
Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Haematology at the University of Cape Town.
Before moving to Cape Town, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at
the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein since 2013, where
he was also Head of Division of Clinical Haematology from 2004 to 2013 before being appointed as
the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine. After completing his MBChB and MMed in Internal
Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch (both cum laude), he spent three years at the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven in Clinical Haematology. In 2011, he obtained his PhD in Health Professions
Education at the University of the Free State, studying postgraduate education in transfusion
medicine.