Dr Susan Vosloo is a South African cardiothoracic surgeon. She works in independent private practice at Netcare's Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. The physician made history when she became the first female heart surgeon in South Africa and has been in practice for more than 30 years. She recently came under fire for her remarks against the Covid-19 vaccine.
Since the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines, several conspiracy theories have been developed. They were fears that the drug might contain harmful elements that will affect people’s well-being rather than help them. Health experts have tried to debunk these theories as myths, but SA’s Dr Susan Vosloo is not convinced. She is of the opinion that since the drugs’ ingredients have not been revealed, it is potentially more dangerous than the virus itself.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s profile summary and bio
- Full name: Dr Susanna Maria Vosloo
- Dr Susan Vosloo’s date of birth: 8th March 1957
- Dr Susan Vosloo's age: 64 years old in 2021
- Place of birth: South Africa
- Current residence: Green Point, Cape Town
- Nationality: South African
- Gender: Female
- Sexuality: Straight
- Marital status: Married
- Dr Susan Vosloo's husband: Dr Anton Leopold Ferreira
- Dr Susan Vosloo’s children: Twins Nina and Lila
- Parents: Mother Sophie Vosloo
- Education: MMed at the University of Cape Town, MB ChB at Free State University
- Profession: Cardiothoracic surgeon in independent practice
- Known for: First female heart surgeon in South Africa
- LinkedIn: @Susan Vosloo
How old is Dr Susan Vosloo?
The celebrated surgeon was born on 8th March 1957 in South Africa and is 64 years old in 2021. Her mother is called Sophie. Susan’s father was an orthopaedic surgeon, and he inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s education
The cardiothoracic surgeon attended Sentraal Secondary School in Bloemfontein and then proceeded to do her undergraduate medical studies at Free State University. She later went to the University of Cape Town (UCT), where she got her M.Med degree in Cardiothoracic Surgery and then attended the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa. Susan went for further training in Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Harley Street Clinic in London, UK, from 1989 to 1990.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s family
The prominent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Dr Anton Ferreira, an experienced anaesthetist. The couple has been together for over 30 years after meeting in 1982 and has two twin daughters, Lila and Nina. Dr Susan Vosloo’s twins were born on 17th October 2000 via surrogacy after her brother’s wife, Trudie Vosloo, offered to be their surrogate mother. Her family resides in Green Point, Cape Town.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s medical career
Susan is a skilled cardiothoracic surgeon in independent practice with extensive experience that spans more than 30 years. She made history when she became the first female heart surgeon in South Africa. The physician began her professional training at Groote Schuur Red Cross Hospital in 1984 until 1988.
Susan performed her first heart transplant at 33 years of age. She started working at Netcare’s Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, in the late 1980s and has been there ever since.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s Covid-19 claims
On 10th August 2021, the heart surgeon expressed her views regarding the Covid-19 vaccination in a video published by BitChute. She claims that the vaccine is far more dangerous than the virus, which has been widely mismanaged. The post has received over 50,000 views.
Medical experts were quick to condemn Dr Susan Vosloo’s Covid-19 claims as misleading and dangerous. In an Interview with Health24, Peter Benjamin from the People’s Health Movement of South Africa said that asking people not to take the vaccine against a disease that has killed many is endangering their lives.
Netcare distanced itself from Dr Susan Vosloo’s claims, saying that they contradict the institution’s efforts in fighting the virus. The Managing Director of Netcare’s Hospital Division, Jacques du Plessis, also noted that she is an independent medical professional with the freedom to express her views.
The controversial Dr Susan Vosloo video comes at a time when the country and the world at large is trying to fight Covid-19. Several vaccines have been produced to curb the intensity of the virus that has led to numerous deaths and negatively affected almost all sectors of the economy. Experts hope that the vaccine will help to regain normalcy.
Dr Susan Vosloo’s contact details
The physician can be contacted through:
- Tel: +27 21 422 2360, 0725005350
- Fax: 0214233860
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Physical Address: Suite 1401 Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr D F Malan Street & Rua Barthollemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, 8001
- Location: Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Dr Susan Vosloo is one of the most sought-after health professionals in South Africa. She has been saving lives for over 30 years in her privileged capacity as a skilled cardiothoracic surgeon. Her recent remarks against the Covid-19 vaccine are not the first controversial claims. She also condemned the strict Covid-19 lockdown terming the virus as the most mismanaged medical challenge by politicians, bureaucrats and academics.
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