Dr Liani Smit
Qualifications: MBChB cum laude, MMed (Medical Genetics) cum laude, FCMG (SA), DCH (SA), Dip HIV Man (SA) 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.
Phone: 060 436 1638