Dr Cindy Zietsman
My name is Dr Cindy Ann Zietsman. My MBChB was obtained at a University of Pretoria. I completed my houseman year at Jubilee Hospital. I then joined the old H F Verwoerd Hospital as medical officer before commencing registrarship under Professor Simon Reif. I am the third woman to qualify as a urologist in South Africa – UP after Dr Ilse Breytenbach – Stellenbosch and Dr Lizette Seaward UOFS Starting first in academia 2001 ; in 2003 I opened a practice in Wilgers Hospital Pretoria.
I practiced there till January 2020 then relocated to become Head of Urology at Ngwelezana Hospital where I am setting up a department in a multidisciplinary tertiary provincial hospital. I commenced service on 1 February 2020. My career is now more academic and outreach focused. My great areas of interest have been in Paediatric urology , all incontinence type repairs and prostatic brachytherapies. Since starting at a Ngwelezana every conceivable area of urology is represented in pathology and the sheer magnitude of need has changed the focus to a huge area of surgery. The academic and organizational elements are a new focus and optimizing service in covid times an unexpected challenge.