Our Vision

We are all passionate about our profession and are also proud mothers. We aim to provide a professional and evidence-based service, whilst establishing a family environment.

Prenatal Team

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist & Sonographers

Dr Jana Rossouw

Jana qualified as a medical practitioner in 2004 at the University of the Free State. She was inspired to become an obstetrician and gynaecologist while working as an intern at Potchefstroom Hospital in the North West. She eventually obtained the qualification of a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from the University of Stellenbosch in 2013 after completing the College of Medicine of South Africa degree and the MMed degree.

Her interest lay in caring for pregnant women and their babies, especially those with high-risk and complicated pregnancies. After receiving a Discovery bursary award, she completed her subspecialist training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, obtaining a Certificate in Maternal and Fetal Medicine from the Colleges of South Africa as well as an MPhil degree from the University of Stellenbosch.

 

One month of her training time was spent working in the Maternal and Fetal Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, Jana has also published several articles in journals such as South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa, as well as the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

 

She started working in private practice in 2015 where she gained further valuable experience. In 2020, she set up her own practice at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt.

 

She is accredited for the 11-13 week scan and pre-eclampsia screening with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF). She is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) , the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASUOG) and the South African Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG).

 

“My aim is to care for those with high-risk and complicated pregnancies using evidence-based medicine. My goal is to treat all patients with empathy, respect and a smile! ”

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

MB.Ch.B (UF), Dip Obst (SA), FCOG (SA), MMed O&G (US), MPhil (US), Cert Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMSA)

Obstetric Sonographer

Nat Dip Rad Diagnosis (CPUT), BTech Rad Ultrasound (CPUT), BSc Hons Clinical Human Genetics (US)

Heidi Nolan

Heidi completed her National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography in 2009 (Cum Laude), Btech in Ultrasound in 2013 (Cum Laude) both at Cape Peninsula University of Technologies (Tygerberg Campus); and BScHons in Clinical Human Genetics in 2018 at Stellenbosch University (Tygerberg Campus). 

 

She gained five years’ experience in research obstetric ultrasound at the Safe Passage Study, Stellenbosch University where they focused on the in-vitro neurodevelopment of fetuses as well as the impact prenatal alcohol and cigarette exposure on adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirth, SIDS and FAS.

 

She then joined the private practice of Dr Lou Pistorius, Panorama Perinatology, for three years where she further broadened her ultrasound skills and knowledge to standards of a level III ultrasound unit. In October 2018, she started her own practice. 

 

She is accredited for the 11-13 week scan, pre-eclampsia screening, Dopplers, and cervical assessment with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF). She is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)  and the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASUOG). She has also co-authored several scientific articles published by the Safe Passage Study.

 

“It never feels like a day at work as I love what I do. Each pregnancy is special and deserves quality care - that is my aim.”

Adél Kirsten

Adél completed her National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography at Central University of Technology in 2003 at Bloemfontein and Btech in Ultrasound at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Tygerberg Campus) in 2006.

 

She worked at Karl Bremer Hospital for six years where she gained valued experience in obstetric and general ultrasound and trained students. She joined the practice of Dr Engela Steyn in 2012. In 2020, with the retirement of Dr Engela Steyn se set setup her own practice at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt.

She is accredited for the 11-13 week scan and pre-eclampsia screening with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF). She is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) and the South African Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASUOG).

 

“I aim to provide good and affordable services for many years to come.”

Obstetric Sonographer

Nat Dip Rad Diagnosis (CUT), BTech Rad Ultrasound (CPUT)

Session Genetic Team

Geneticist & Genetic Counsellor

Geneticist

MBChB Cum Laude, MMed (Medical Genetics) cum laude, FCMG (SA), DCH (SA), Dip HIV Man (SA)

Dr Liani Smit

Dr Liani grew up in Cape Town where she knew from an early age that she would pursue a career in medicine. She graduated as a top 20 matriculant in the Western Cape and at the top of her class in medical school, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch. She received several accolades at graduation, including the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Medal for Academic Excellence and the Rector’s Award for Excellent Achievement in Academics.

Before pursuing a career in medical genetics Dr Liani worked for several years in a variety of medical fields gaining additional clinical experience and postgraduate diplomas in Child Health and in HIV Management from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.

 

In 2020 Dr Liani completed the 4-year registrar training programme in medical genetics at Tygerberg Hospital. She received a Master of Medicine degree in Medical Genetics cum laude from Stellenbosch University and was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Medical Genetics of South Africa in the same year. She has attended international training courses of the European Society of Human Genetics, the Wellcome Genome Campus (UK), and presented her research in genetics at both local and international conferences.

 

Dr Liani consults both in private practice and as a sessional medical geneticist in the prenatal fetal medicine clinic and paediatric genetic clinic at Tygerberg Hospital. She remains involved in the training of postgraduate students and registrars, outreach activities to regional hospitals, and departmental research.

 

Dr Liani strives to help patients navigate the uncertainty and complexity of known or suspected genetic conditions and congenital disorders, with accurate information, compassion, and support.

 

Email: info@geneticdoctor.co.za
Phone: 060 436 1638
Website: www.geneticdoctor.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/geneticdoctor
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Maxine du Toit

Maxine is a Genetic Counsellor with a special love for prenatal- and cancer genetics. She received her Master’s degree in Genetic Counselling in 2019 from the University of Cape Town. During 2018 and 2019 she completed her internship training at Groote Schuur Hospital, Red Cross Children’s Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital. Maxine’s undergraduate studies and Honours degree in the field of Psychology were completed and received with distinction through the University of South Africa in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

Her interest in the field of Genetic Counselling started long before she knew there was such a career path. She has always been interested in the lived-experiences of people confronted with life-impacting medical and psychological conditions.

 

A person’s unique situation requires unique understanding, support, and decision-making. As genetic counsellor, Maxine absolutely loves empowering her patients to make decisions in the context of their unique genetic situation.

 

As a mother herself, she has a great love for working with expectant parents in the prenatal context.

 

She therefore thoroughly enjoys her role at Prenatal Screening in helping anxious parents make informed choices regarding available prenatal genetic testing and decision-making in the context of what the potential genetic result could be.

 

In addition to her private practice, Maxine works part-time for Pathcare Laboratories as Genetics Application Consultant where she liaises with referring doctors regarding appropriate genetic testing for patients both locally and internationally.

 

Practice no.: 0913162

Email: maxinedutoit@gmail.com
Phone: 082 546 8551

Genetic Counsellor

MSc (Med) UCT

COVID-19 NOTICE

To minimize exposure and adhere to COVID regulations, only the patient and spouse/partner will be allowed access to the practice. Your spouse/partner may not be replaced by any other person.

Please note that this may change last minute as protocols are dependent on the severity of the pandemic wave.