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Pieter du Plessis

MBChB, MMed (Derm), FCDerm (SA)


Dr Pieter du Plessis was trained as a dermatologist at the University of Pretoria. As a post graduate registrar in Dermatology he completed the MMed (Dermatology) (Master of Medicine with specialization in Dermatology) degree as well as the FCDerm (SA) (Fellow of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa). Both degrees were awarded cum laude.

As a registrar he spent time in the Dermatological Surgery Unit of the Department of Dermatology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom where he received training in dermatological and formalin fixed Mohs surgery.

After qualifying as a dermatologist he served for a year as a consultant in the Department of Dermatology, 1 Military Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa before entering private practice in the same city.

He has a busy private practice, which he conducts with an academic but practical approach, diagnosing and treating all aspects of dermatologic disease. This involves practising medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. As clinician he has gained considerable experience in treating patients for all relevant indications with ultraviolet, laser and photodynamic therapy at the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic, which is a combined effort of a number of dermatological practices in and around Pretoria. He has utilised Botulinum toxin A and hyaluronic acid filler injections extensively for both medical and cosmetic indications.

As a dermatologist he has an active interest in Dermatologic Surgery, and has always practised the dermatologic surgical treatment of skin conditions, both benign and malignant, in the rooms as well as the operating theatre.

In 2013 he completed an ASDS ITMP Fellowship in Mohs skin cancer surgery in the United States, and has set up a Mohs micrographic surgery unit in Pretoria, where he offers the procedure to referred patients.

Dr du Plessis is the current President of the South African Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He has served for 14 years as chairman of the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic. Dr du Plessis has served as chairman and vice-chairman of the organising committee of the yearly national Dermatologic Society of South Africa congress, as well as on the organising committee of the South African Dermatologic Surgery Society annual congress. He served for two terms on the Board of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa, and has been an examiner for the College of Dermatologists Part 2 exams.

Dr du Plessis has been an invited lecturer at local and international congresses