Estelle Verburgh is associate professor in Clinical Haematology at the University of Cape Town and director of the bone marrow transplantation unit at Groote Schuur Hospital. She is a registered physician haematologist with dual qualification in clinical and laboratory haematology.
Her clinical vision is to devise timely and cost-effective strategies for haematological care in South Africa and to make haematological diagnostic approaches more accessible to non-specialists. Her research passion is implementing best care observational and interventional research pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant disorders in a collaborative environment.
She is a member of a number of haematological societies, including the American Society of Haematology (ASH) and the European Haematology Association (EHA). Nationally she is chairman-elect of the South African Stem Cell Transplantation Society (SASCeTS), treasurer of the South African Clinical Haematology Society (SACHaS) and Chairperson of the South African Bleeding Disorders Registry Working Group.