Dr Clive Pettipher

MBBCh, DCH(SA), M.Med (wits), FCP(SA), Rheumatology (Wits)

Qualified in Johannesburg as a specialist physician in 1998 and rheumatologist in 2000. He completed his fellowship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, acquiring invaluable training.

He started in private practice at Wilgeheuwel Hospital in 2001 to 2014 as a specialist physician with a special interest in rheumatology. He ran a large biologics clinic with over 200 patients on these life changing therapies.


His ongoing special interests include the following:

  • Research in Biological therapies in South Africa and currently manages the South African Biologics Registry (SABIO)
  • Musculoskeletal imaging – ultrasound of tendons and joints related to rheumatology – trained overseas by EULAR (European League Against rheumatism)

He is honoured to be a recent President of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) during which time he published the “South African recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: An algorithm for the standard of care in 2013, SAMJ”. He has also published various articles on tuberculosis in international journals and was awarded the Solly Herwitz academic prize for his research and the best MMed in 2000 at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently an advisory board member for Roche, Abbvie and Jansen (2008-2015)

Contact Details
Reception: +27 21 851 6630
Consultation: +27 21 851 6629
Practice No: 0201626
Suite: 201, 2nd floor, Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital
Website: www.capearthritisandrheumatology.co.za


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