Prof Nqoba Tsabedze (President)
Dr Martin Mpe (Ex-Officio President )
Dr Martin Mpe works as a private cardiologist at Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. He is also a session cardiologist and acting HOD of the Heart Unit at No. 1 Military Hospital in Thaba-Tshwane where he assist in interventional cardiology and cardiac pacing, including cardiac resynchronization therapy and ICD implants.
Membership of Associations
President of the Heart Failure Society of South Africa
President and Advisory board member of the SA Hypertension Society.
Member and past Chairman of the Education committee of the SA Heart Association.
Member and past Chairman of the Aero Medical Committee of the SA Civil Aviation Authority
Dr Mpe is an extraordinary lecturer in the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Pretoria. He is also a visiting lecturer in the department of Sports Medicine at Wits University. He is an editorial board member of the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa. He is also an examiner in the Cardiology exit examinations for the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.
Prof Nash Ranjith (Vice-President)
Prof Ranjith presented several papers at Scientific Meetings and his Abstracts have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe (Treasurer)
Dr Tony Lachman (Secretary)
He subsequently was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Washington in Cardiac Pathology from 1976-1977. From 1977 to 2005 he was a consultant cardiologist at New Britain General Hospital in Connecticut with appointment as Assistant Professor in Medicine at the University of Connecticut and attended the Paediatric cardiac unit at Yale University Hospital as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine .He obtained his Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (1978) and Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (1982). From 1985 he was in private practice as Cardiology Consultants initially and then joined the cardiology practice at the Grove Hill Clinic in New Britain. Whilst in the USA and previously in Johannesburg he published numerous articles and participated in research as part of the Soweto Rheumatic Heart survey in the 1970's and other valvular heart disease including mitral valve prolapse.
He has been a guest lecturer for the North American Pakistani Physicians Association in Pakistan in the 1990's and as the first interchange for the American College of Medicine and the Chinese Medical Association in Beijing in 1996.
He returned to South Africa in 2005 in an endeavour to"repay the debt" that his training afforded him in his career and spent the subsequent 17 years serving the underserved communities both in the North West province and the Western Cape. After a year at GSH, he constructed an outreach program to the secondary level hospitals in Cape Town running cardiac clinics at Victoria, New Somerset and False Bay Hospitals and is the consultant cardiologist at the 2 Military Hospital covering patients from Oudtshoorn to Velddrif.
His interests include heart failure, preventative cardiology and is passionate in the training of non-cardiologists in the area of cardiac ultrasound as an answer to the paucity of trained cardiologists in the country and to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.
Tony lives in Wynberg Cape Town with his wife and 2 Australian shepherds and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren, all living overseas.