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Dr Tarryn Jacobs

MBChB (Pret)

FC DERM (SA) Cum Laude

MMed (Derm) (Pret) Cum Laude

MP No: 0698814

Most of my schooling years were spent at St. Mary’s DSG in Pretoria. I completed my undergraduate MBChB medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2008. I obtained further experience in general and emergency medicine at Tshwane District and Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

I completed my registrar training at the University of Pretoria, qualifying as a
specialist dermatologist and obtaining the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology as well as my MMed with Cum Laude. I was honoured to receive the prestigious Peter-Gordon-Smith Award in recognition of academic excellence in the Fellowship examination of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa. I completed my MMED research looking at the quality of life of patients with blistering diseases, which was awarded the second prize at the Dermatology for Africa Conference in 2018.

I consider providing dermatological care a privilege and strive to deliver patient-
centred care. I enjoy a collaborative relationship with my patients- one where they are free to ask questions and no concern is too small to discuss. I believe in the power of prevention and I’m passionate about healthy skin, so I use each visit as an opportunity to teach and empower my patients.

Although I take pride in a very active professional life my greatest joy comes from my family. I love spending time with my husband, a local cardiologist, Dr Bradley Brits and our daughter. A dancer since early childhood to this day, I truly believe in having a healthy and active lifestyle outside work.

Special dermatology interests

  • Chronic inflammatory conditions – Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Management of skin cancer
  • Pigmentary disturbances
  • Autoimmune diseases

Affiliations

  • Dermatology Society of South Africa
  • African Women’s Dermatologic Society.
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • South African Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • International Dermoscopy Society
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