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Dr Marianne Duvenage

MBChB MMed (Derm) Pret

Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine

Dermatologist (PR No. 1201182)

I was born in 1958 in Potchefstroom, the daughter of a university lecturer father and a teacher mother.

I was elected as Head Girl at Menlo Park High School, Pretoria, where I completed Grade 12 with 6 distinctions in 1976. My dedication to my studies was rewarded when I was awarded the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship to study medicine at The University of Pretoria.

In 1983 I completed my MBChB degree. In 1989 I received my MMed (Derm) (Pret) degree, thus qualifying as a specialist dermatologist. I took over a large and busy dermatology practice in 1990.

Believing in a healthy lifestyle and knowing the importance of making time for oneself, I have a wide variety of interests and activities. These include:

  • Reading
  • Photography
  • Played the cello in Betty Pack’s Youth Orchestra for many years
  • Playing the piano is the best escape ever
  • I climbed Kilimanjaro (Uhuru peak – the highest peak in Africa) and cycled the 104km Argus Cycle Race
  • I successfully walked around Mont Blanc, traversing France, Italy and Switzerland in the “Tour du Mont Blanc” in July 2008.
  • I am an enthusiastic golfer
  • I have completed numerous 101km ultra-walks

History, affiliations and programmes involvement

  • Holder of the coveted “Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Bursary” from 1977 to 1983
  • MBChB: University of Pretoria, 1983
  • MMed (Derm) (Pret) 1989; Studied under the mentorship of Prof G H Findlay
  • Registered Specialist Dermatologist with the HPCSA, membership no MP 0027325
  • Solo private medical practice established in 1990
  • Founder member: Little Company of Mary Skin