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Keymanthri Moodley

Director - Centre for Medical Ethics & Law (CMEL)


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Pietermaritzburg South Africa

Prof. Keymanthri Moodley FCFP(SA)
MBChB (Natal), MFamMed cum laude (Stell), MPhil cum laude (Applied Ethics) (Stell), DPhil (Stell)

Moodley is a Professor in the Dept of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics & Law (CMEL), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences - Tygerberg, University of Stellenbosch.

She is recognised as a leading authority in the field of Bioethics.

Keymanthri completed her undergraduate medical training in 1988 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and spent 3 years in Internal Medicine at King Edward VIII and RK Khan Hospitals. This was followed by postgraduate training in Family Medicine at Stellenbosch University.
She was appointed as a Family Physician in 1997 after obtaining her Masters in Family Medicine, cum laude. She was awarded the Claude Leon Harris medal by the Colleges of Medicine in SA for outstanding performance in the FCFP exam.
In 1999, Keymanthri obtained her Masters in Philosophy (Applied Ethics), cum laude. She taught medical under- and postgraduates in Family Medicine and Bioethics until 2003. In 2004 she completed her doctorate in Bioethics and was appointed as Associate Professor in 2005.
In 2014 she was promoted to full professor effective January 2015.
She currently heads the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University.
In her capacity as Director of the Centre, Keymanthri co-ordinates its functions with the assistance of two administrative assistants, a research assistant and 33 part-time lecturers. She manages two international grants which total 20 million rand. Her third NIH grant has just been awarded. Under her leadership the Centre has grown expansively over the past 12 years and is one of the leading Centres in Medical Ethics in South Africa.
As its Director she is also member of the Management Committee and reports to a Governing Board.
She serves on the Management Committee of the Department of Medicine.
Prof Moodley was rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as an established researcher in 2013 and has numerous national and international publications to her credit.
She has presented at national and international conferences, mostly as an invited speaker.
In addition, she has worked as principal investigator on clinical trials since 1999, and served on the University Research Ethics Committee for more than a decade.
She has provided Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training at the faculty for the past 12 years and developed an online GCP Refresher program ERECCA with EDCTP funding 9 years ago.
In 2011 she re-established the Clinical Ethics Committee at Tygerberg Hospital on which she currently serves.
She has also served on the Ethics Advisory Board of the Netcare group of private hospitals.
In 2010 she was appointed to the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) and the Board of the Medical Research Council (MRC) by the Ministry of Health.
In 2013, she was re-appointed to the Board of the MRC to serve a second term of office. As a member of the Audit, Risk and IT Committee she has gained significant experience in the financial management and audit functions of this national research organisation over the past 4 years.
Internationally, Keymanthri has served on the SAGE working group researching Immunisation during Humanitarian Crises for the World Health Organization (WHO).
At the invitation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States she has served on the HIV Preventive Research Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) and on the NIH African DSMB.
She has served on a Scientific Review Committee of the EDCTP.
In 2011, together with 10 other ethics experts in South Africa, she edited a new book on medical ethics, law and human rights with an online CPD program attached to the book.
Since 2011, she has co-hosted an NIH Fogarty program to develop capacity in Health Research Ethics in Africa in collaboration with the Bioethics Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA. The program has graduated 28 postgraduate scholars from Africa over the past 3 years.
In 2013 she was awarded a second NIH grant to examine the ethical and social issues associated with HIV Cure research.
Prof Moodley is a consultant on an H3 Africa Biobanking project at Tygerberg Hospital.
In 2013 Keymanthri registered for an Executive MBA at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and has completed all formal coursework over the past 2 years. Her dissertation focuses on the role of governance in building trust in biobanking in South Africa and has been submitted for external examination.
She was recently appointed to the International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure International Scientific Working Group, the IAS Towards an HIV Cure Initiative and the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts Working Group on Ebola Vaccines and Vaccinations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland

Contact details

km@sun.ac.za


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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Professor | Department of Medicine | Faculty of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch
Cape Town, South Africa | 2015 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Editor | Advancing Research Ethics Training in Southern Africa (ARESA)
Cape Town, South Africa | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

An ongoing newsletter that was previously the SA Research Ethics Committee (SAREC) newsletter


Director - Bioethics Unit - Tygerberg Division, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences | Stellenbosch University
Cape Town, South Africa | 2003 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Family Physician/Principal Specialist | Stellenbosch University
South Africa | 1997 - present

Previous Position(s)

Member | SAGE Working Group on Immunisation in Humanitarian Crises | World Health Organization (WHO)
Geneva, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Principal Investigator | Advancing Research Ethics Training in Southern Africa (ARESA) Program 2011-2015 | Fogarty International Centre, NIH
Cape Town, South Africa | 2011 - 2013

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Director | Board | South African Medical Research Council
Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - 2014

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Member | Department of Health | South African National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC)
Pretoria, South Africa | 2010 - December 2012

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals



Member | HIV Preventive Research Data Safety & Monitoring Board (DSMB), Division of AIDS | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, South Africa | 2009 - 2012

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Member - Medical Advisory Ethics Committee | NETCARE LIMITED
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2013

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Vice Chair | Committee for Clinical Trials | Faculty of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch
Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - 2007

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Associate Professor | Family Medicine | Stellenbosch University
Cape Town, South Africa | 2004 - 2014

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Consultant Family Physician/Senior Lecturer | Family Medicine | Faculty of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch
Cape Town, South Africa | 2000 - 2003

Academia, Education and Training

Primary care clinical duties and teaching of medical students
Author & Course Co-ordinator - Family Practice Ethics - a distance education programme developed for the SA Academy of Family Practice and Primary Care
Vice Chair of the Executive Committee - SA Academy of Family Practice (Western Cape)
GCP Trainer AGCP


Family Physician/Lecturer | Dept of Health | Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa | 1997 - 2003

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Joint appointment with the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape, Department of Health/Bishop Lavis Day Hospital and the Dept of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch Univ
Clinical duties included managing 40 patients per 4 hour session, managing clinical teams and supervision registrars and senior medical students in Family Medicine.


General Practitioner | Private Family Practice
Cape Town, South Africa | 1993 - 1996

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Private patient consultations, investigations, primary care procedures and treatment, including practice management


Registrar (part-time) | Family Medicine | Faculty of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch
Cape Town, South Africa | 1993 - 1996

Academia, Education and Training

Clinical duties included managing approximately 30 outpatients per 4 hour session, conducting all investigations and primary care procedures


Medical Registrar | Internal Medicine | King Edward VIII Hospital
Durban, South Africa | 1992 - 1993

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Clinical duties included managing patients in internal medicine and the respiratory unit as well as the medical and TB wards at Clairwood Hospital. Proficiency was gained in all investigations including bone marrow, pleural and liver biopsies, intercostal drains and resuscitations. Moodley was also responsible for supervision of interns and medical officers.


Medical Registrar | Internal Medicine | R.K.Khan Hospital
Durban, South Africa | 1990 - 1991

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Clinical duties included managing inpatients and outpatients in Internal Medicine and in the Coronary Care Unit. This included management of HIV, TB and Non -Communicable diseases. In addition medical consults were conducted in all other disciplines including surgical and obstetric wards and the emergency room/casualty department.


Medical Intern | R.K.Khan Hospital
Durban, South Africa | 1989 - 1989

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Rotations included Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Educational history

Secondary

Chatsworth Secondary School, Durban, South Africa (1982)

Tertiary

University of Cape Town (Graduate School of Business)

Cape Town, South Africa | 2013 - present

Executive MBA - Organisational Leadership

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is an innovative programme targeted at senior and executive managers and leaders.

The programme enables students to be effective within increasingly complex organisational and social structures by stimulating their ability to think analytically and holistically, and enhancing their capacity to seek novel solutions.

Wits Business School

Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - 2010

Corporate Governance Course - Corporate Governance

University of Stellenbosch Business School

Bellville | 2008 - 2008

Executive Development Program - Business Leadership

University of South Africa

South Africa | 2007 - 2008

Certificate: Medical Law

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2002 - 2004

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) - Applied Ethics

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

New York, United States of America | 2001 - 2001

Semester Course in Epidemiology - Research Ethics

As a Fogarty Fellow successfully completed the 1st semester of the MSc (Epidemiology) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 1997 - 1999

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)cum laude - Applied Ethics

South Africa | 1994 - 1996

Master of Family Medicine (MFamMed)cum laude

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Completed 1988

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Achievements

Awards

Claude Leon Harris Medal | College of Medicine of SA

media exposure

Journal Article | BMC Medical Ethics | 2007

Author

Journal Article | AIDS Care | 2007

Co-author

Journal Article | BMC Medical Ethics | 2007

Author

Journal Article | Journal of Medical Ethics | 2007

Author

Journal Article | Journal of Tropical Paediatrics | 2006

Co-author

Journal Article | PLoS Medicine | 2006

Author

Journal Article | Journal of Medical Ethics | 2005

Co-author

Journal Article | Journal of Medicine and Philosophy | 2002

Co-author

Journal Article | South African Family Practice Journal | 2002

Co-author

Journal Article | South African Familiy Practice Journal | 2002

Co-author

Journal Article | South African Medical Journal | 2002

Co-author

Journal Article | South African Familiy Practice Journal | 2000

Author

Journal Article | South African Medical Journal | 2000

Author

Journal Article | South African Family Practice Journal | 2000

Author

Journal Article | South African Medical Journal | 1999

Author

Activities

Memberships

Various

Member, 2000 - 2015

-Vice Chair of the Executive Committee - SA Academy of Family Practice (Western Cape)
-Member of the Committee for Pharmaceutical Trials (Research Ethics Committee) - Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch
-Vice-Chair – Tygerberg Clinical Ethics Group
-Member of the Editorial Board – SA Family Practice Journal
-Vice Chair – Committee for Clinical Trials – University of Stellenbosch
-Member: Ethics Advisory Board – Netcare Private Hospital
-Founding Member: Tygerberg Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee
-Member: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of AIDS (DAIDS) Preventive Research Data Safety & Monitoring Board (DSMB), Bethesda, USA
-Member EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership) – Scientific Review Committee – The Hague, Netherlands
-Member: National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) – appointed by the Minister of Health – 2010 to 2012
-Board Member – South African Medical Research Council (MRC) – appointed by the Minister of Health
-Member SAGE working group: Immunisation in Humanitarian Crises for the World Health Organization (WHO)
-Research Fellow – Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
-Member: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of AIDS (DAIDS) African Research Data Safety & Monitoring Board (DSMB), Bethesda, USA
-Chair: Selection Committee for MRC Merit Awards, South African Medical Research Council
-Invited onto editorial board of BMC Medical Ethics (online open access international bioethics journal) – deferred till August 2014 due to MBA commitments.
-Member of MRC Board – 2011-2014
-Member of the Research Subcommittee of the Board, Pathcare
-Member: International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure International Scientific Working Group
-Member: IAS Towards an HIV Cure Initiative
-Member: SAGE Working Group on Ebola Vaccines and Vaccinations (WHO)

College of Family Physicians of South Africa (FCFP)

Fellow, 1995 - present

Other Activities

Gardening, Interior decorating, Event co-ordinating, Latin American dancing, Traveling

hobbies and pastimes, 1990 - present

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