DR L SULMAN
Louis obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBCh) in 1980 from the University of the Witwatersrand. After training in Radiology at the South African College of Radiology, he completed a fellowship of the Faculty of Radiology Diagnostics (South Africa) in 1987.
Louis was designated as part of the official medical team for the Rugby World Cup 96 and the Under 21 World Cup 2002. He was also the designated as official radiologist of the Cricket World Cup held in SA in 2003 and more recently in 2010 appointed on the medical team for the Soccer World Cup.
Louis has been a medical director and worked at Rosebank X-ray since 1990 in private practice with experience across a broad spectrum of radiology procedures. Considered an authority in the area of musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and abdominal CT scanning. Performs complex intricate procedures in the practice. He consults to other radiologists from within and outside of the practice on the interpretation of all investigations. He also consults to the radiological profession on the suitability of equipment and machine performance. Lectures to Radiology Residents (Registrars) preparing for FCR examinations. Addresses medical, professional and other interested groups on interpretation sports injuries.
Over the years this practice has been built into one of the leading facilities of its kind handling +- 250 patients a day, operating 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Patients are recommended to the practices by referring physicians and specialists and through the use of active radiological marketing and educational programs. Patients have included statesmen such as President Nelson Mandela and Goodwill Zwelitinin.
Louis also enjoys his family life and is very involved in the youth community. He is an avid sportsman who is still, a very active golfer.
DRM L KAPLAN
Dr. Mitch D. Kaplan is a Gold Medalist Specialist Radiologist who has been a senior partner in a large private Radiology Practice for the past fifteen years. He has been internationally published and has been a speaker at local and international congresses including the International Congress of Radiology (ISR).
He is a member of the International Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and is co-chairman of the MDCT Panel of the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA). Dr. Kaplan has been the recipient of the international Carlo Romanini Award and is the instructor for training Specialists in Coronary and Virtual Colonoscopy Scanning.
DR T MWELI
Dr Mweli is a diagnostic radiologist and has a special interest in the field of pain management. He received training courses at The Yawkey Centre for Pain Management in Massachusetts General Hospital (a subsidiary of Harvard Medical School).He is an associate member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).
He has attended international workshops including the ASSIP Workshop in Memphis Tennessee (2009) and the World Institute of Pain (WIP) Africa section in Cape Town (2010 and 2011). He has worked under the tutelage of Prof. Jiri Dvorak the FIFA Chief Medical Officer during the FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa (2010).
Dr Mweli presented at the 14th Biennial South African Sports Medicine Congress (October 2011).
Dr Mweli has been performing the pain management procedures for many years at Rosebank Radiology Department.
DR G DURRA
Gavin qualified MBChB from the University of Cape Town / Groote Schuur Hospital (UCT/GSH) in 1986 completing his internship there in 1987. This was followed by a 6 month senior house office (SHO) post in Paediatrics at Red Cross Children’s hospital in Cape Town.
After a brief period as a GP in Canada and locuming in London, UK, he returned to UCT/GSH taking up 6-month SHO posts in Emergency Medicine, Rheumatology and Cardiology in 1991/1992. He completed his registrarship in Radiology at the same institution qualifying in 1996. After 18 months as a Consultant in provincial service, he joined a private practice in Cape Town.
He has been in his current position as a Specialist Radiologist at Dr L Sulman and Partners since March 2004. Gavin has a special interest in Oncological imaging including the modalities of Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He is involved in a number of international Oncological drug trials which require CT or MRI monitoring of responses to new cancer drug treatments and has attended several conferences and investigators’ meetings.
His other main interests are Musculoskeletal MRI (including knees, shoulders, hips) and Neuroradiology and he has attended a number of related conferences including the internationally-accredited Stoller Orthopaedic and Sports Imaging MRI course and accompanying intensive workshop in San Francisco and the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) meeting in Chicago,USA.
DR C MAKOMBA
Carol completed her MBChB in 2003 at the Medical University of Southern Africa. She then worked in East London at the East London Hospital Complex for two and a half years.
Carol started specializing in Radiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in July 2006. She completed in June 2010 and worked as a Radiology Specialist at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for almost 2 years.
Carol joined Sulman and Partners on a part-time basis in July 2010 and started fulltime in April 2012.
Her area of interest is cross-sectional imaging with both MRI and CT.
DR K SPIEGAL
Keren qualified MBBCh from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 1997, winning the Smith and Nephew award for orthopaedics. She completed her internship at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in 1998, and community service medical officer time at Helen Joseph hospital in 1999 which included the fields of orthopaedics and intensive care.
She continued with a 6-month senior house officer (SHO) post in Paediatrics at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Johannesburg. She completed her registrarship and qualified in Diagnostic Radiology in 2004 through the College of Radiologists of South Africa.
Between 2004 and 2009 she continued as a consultant radiologist at the Helen Joseph hospital progressing to senior consultant and acting clinical head of the radiology department. Keren has been in her current position as a specialist radiologist at Dr L Sulman and Partners since August 2009. She has a special interest in multimodality breast imaging and intervention for diagnosis of breast disease, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and MRI imaging as well as virtual colonoscopy imaging.
She has completed a number of related courses including Multimodality Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Disease by Laszlo Tabar and Advanced Orthopaedic and Joint MRI By Pomeranz Proscan imaging in Chicago USA. Keren has a number of publications to her name in the South African Journal of Radiology and in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Australia and New Zealand.
DR L LURIE
Dr Lurie graduated MB.BCh at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980 and completed his internship in Medicine and Surgery at the Johannesburg Hospital in 1981. He then spent 2 years of National Service in the Radiology Dept of No 1 Military Hospital Voortrekkerhoogte.
From 1983 to 1987 he underwent specialist training at University of Witwatersrand group of Academic Hospitals. As a senior radiology registrar he pioneered PCNL Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (percutaneous kidney stone removal) in 1986. He obtained his Diagnostic Radiologist specialist degree FFRad (D) SA in November 1987. In March 1988 he was invited to join the Diagnostic Radiology Practice of the then Dr FI Spiro and partners at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg and became a full partner in 1989, the administrative partner in 2001 and senior partner in 2004. At that stage the Radiology practice at Milpark Hospital was known as Drs Haagensen and Lurie Inc. Milpark Hospital had inter alia a Level One Trauma Unit, 24 Hour Casualty, Cardiac and Renal Transplant Unit, Centre of Respiratory Medicine and Neurosurgical Unit. Dr Lurie developed specialised expertise and extensive experience in Trauma Radiology and NeuroRadiology, ICU and Respiratory Radiology and also had a special interest in Adult and Paediatric Uroradiology.
As administrative partner and then senior partner Dr Lurie also gained extensive experience in radiology practice management, in negotiations with hospital groups and medical aids, in the nuances of equipment purchase and the understanding of the requirements for conversion of an X-ray Department from analogue to fully digital, implementation of PACS and RIS installation and intra-operative MRI. Dr Lurie arranged a unique live onsite comparative demonstration and trial of PACS systems from different PACS vendors at Milpark Hospital. Dr Lurie also served on the Physicians Advisory Board at Milpark Hospital.
Dr Lurie married for the first time in 2003 and was blessed a young family. He resigned from Drs Haagensen & Lurie Inc at Milpark Radiology in August 2007 inter alia, to take a sabbatical and for a lifestyle change in order to spend more time with his family.
During this sabbatical Dr Lurie studied Talmud daily, supervised and built a Mikvah (Ritual bath), started and developed saproType (an online transcription service) , attended a Virtopsy course in Berne Switzerland , attended multiple forensic medicine practical sessions, attended numerous Radiology congresses and hands-on practical courses, was admitted to the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom as a Specialist Diagnostic Radiologist and edited the monthly Radiology Journal Watch for MELISA ( Medical Electronic Library of South Africa) an online journal website.
Currently, Dr Lurie is a part-time professional assistant radiologist at Dr Sulman and partners.
DR A GOGAKIS
Dr Aphrodite Gogakis qualified with an Mbbch degree in 2002 from the University of Witwatersrand.
On completion of an internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital which included rotations in medicine, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology, she completed a year of community service in the surgical unit in Klerksdorp hospital.
The following year Dr Gogakis worked in the Trauma Unit at Johannesburg General hospital (Now Charlotte Maxeke Academic)which included casualty and ICU rotations. Gaining experience in paediatric surgery and in the orthopaedic tumour and sepsis unit for half the following year.
Following the completion of a diagnostic radiology specialist degree in 2010 from the University of Witwatersrand, she moved to private practice in 2012. Having specialised interests in oncology imaging, head and neck imaging and prostate MRI she joined Dr Sulman and partners permanently in August 2017.
Dr Gogakis attends numerous congresses dedicated to new imaging techniques for oncology and prostate MRI and general radiology and is a member of the International Cancer Imaging Society and the European Society of Oncology imaging.