ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Nosworthy Oncology @Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre is a practice designed to create a space where experts in various fields of cancer therapy (Adult Chemotherapy, Children’s Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy) can work collaboratively for the improved cancer outcomes of their patients. We regularly have other specialists (e.g., Surgeons) at the practice to formulate the best cancer treatment plan. This is to get the best outcomes for every patient that comes to our practice.
Dr Duvern Ramiah
Dr Duvern Ramiah MBBCh (Wits) FCRadOnc(SA) MBA (London Business School)
“The journey through cancer treatment can sometimes be difficult, and I hope that our practice makes this experience a little more bearable. Although I had a good idea of general medical practice from a young age, with my dad being a GP for over 50 years, I was still unsure of the specialty I would pursue when I graduated from Wits Medical School in 2002. It was when I was an intern that I found out what great strides were being made in the treatment of cancers and wanted to be on the forefront to “curing cancer”. I started as a registrar in the Clinical and Radiation Oncology department at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in 2005 immediately after my community service year and graduated with a Fellowship in Radiation Oncology (FCRadOnc(SA)) from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in 2008. I’ve subsequently spent three years as a consultant in the Clinical and Radiation Oncology department Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. In that time, I participated in the treatment and clinical trials of many cancer types. In mid-2011, I went into private practice, and joined the DMO group, working from the Sandton Oncology and West Rand Oncology practice. I became a partner in the practice in 2013 but felt that the way in which medicine and especially oncology was being managed needed improvement. I left the DMO practice in December 2016 and wanted to look at the best general management practices in the world. The place to learn this would be at one of the world’s leading business schools, and I spent 2017 commuting between London and South Africa completing an MBA at London Business School. I chose the school as they are consistently rated as one of the best global business schools and MBA programs, and felt that if I were going to innovate in medicine and oncology, this would be the best place to develop some tools to do it. Upon returning from the UK, I joined Adam, Owen and Debbie Nosworthy in their practice at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Nosworthy Oncology was a wonderful model of a “family” practice, where everyone that walks through the door is family, and this was a great place to be to deliver personalised cancer care.
After taking you on a tour through my journey, I’ll end by saying what I started with. The journey can be difficult, but I hope that our practice can make it a little more tolerable. Please feel more than welcome to make a consult with us to discuss your cancer treatment options. Our practice is much more than treating cancer. It’s about treating you.
At your first consult, we will go through your scan and pathology results and discuss possible treatment options. We work in a multidisciplinary team, and we discuss treatments with our team of expert team of surgeons and medical oncologists (chemotherapy specialists), and of course you! Once we have decided on the best path forward, we can start down the road to better health.”
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