Indexing & Abstracting
Dr. Somasundram Pillay
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban,South Africa
Having qualified at the UKZN medical school I spent the following two years as the senior medical officer at the Newlands Park Hospital, a facility for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from substance abuse. Thereafter I proceeded into private general practice in Amanzimtoti. It was during this time that I participated in many sponsor-driven clinical studies all revolving around Internal Medicine and diabetes. As my passion has always been teaching, I returned back into the state sector in 2009 as a medical registrar and qualified as a specialist physician in 2012. I have been employed as a specialist physician at Edendale Hospital (EDH), Pietermaritzburg as the Head of Firm since 1 January 2013. My clinical duties entail admitting, investigating, and managing medical patients at this regional hospital. Administration duties involve supervision and training of all interns, medical officers and registrars allocated to my firm. There are approximately 244 hospital beds allocated to Internal Medicine at EDH. At most times all beds are occupied. We have four firms in Internal Medicine which means that I am responsible for around 60 patients at any given time.
Research Interest :
Diabetes and Endocrinology