Prof. Bongani Mayosi
Chair, NCD Working Group
Bongani M. Mayosi, D.Phil., was professor of medicine and head of the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa. He qualified in medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and trained in internal medicine and cardiology in Cape Town before proceeding to the University of Oxford where he was the Nuffield Oxford Medical Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine from 1998 to 2001.
Dr. Mayosi’s research interests include genetic determination of cardiovascular traits, treatment of tuberculous pericarditis and the prevention of rheumatic fever. He was awarded South Africas highest honor, the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver), by President Jacob Zuma in November 2009 for services to medical science.