Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa
Professor Karen Sliwa joined the University of Cape Town on 1 March 2010 as Professor of Cardiovascular Research and the Director of the Hatter Institute.
Karen Sliwa was born in Germany, graduated in medicine at the Free University in Berlin 1990, gained the Diploma in Tropical medicine and Hygiene (University of the Witwatersrand 1995), qualified as a specialist physician (1997) and cardiologist (2000) from the Faculty of Medicine in Berlin. She obtained a PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2002. She was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Witwatersrand in 2003 and in 2009 obtained a full professorship. She became the Director of the Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit, a Wits recognized research entity in 2006 and has established a very active research group with 9 post-doctoral researchers from all over Africa.