Giles Hartman – South Africa


Giles Hartman

Clinical Manager Occupational Health and Forensics Department of Health

South Africa

Prior to undertaking training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, He obtained a broad exposure to General Internal Medicine and its specialties’ .He have had a wide exposure to Acute and Clinical Medicine as well as extensive ICU experience having held posts in Coronary Care Units and ICUs in the UK and South Africa. He was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. He was responsible for the ICU at Somerset Hospital for December 2004 and again for July 2005. He is proficient in all practical aspects of Emergency Medicine and College of Medicine Training Faculty in Emergency Ultrasound. He an active member of the South African Triage Group having established the South African Triage Scale in the Eastern Cape. Additionally, Giles is an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor. As the Chief Medical Officer at Settlers Hospital he performed numerous Caesarean sections and administered anesthetics (spinal and general) on a daily basis, keeping in touch with the practical side of Clinical Medicine. Giles have a great deal of Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology experience, training and research which started in Birmingham where he began his formal training in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Professor Wise’s internationally acclaimed Unit in the field of Antimicrobials and Chemotherapy. He participated in the original studies led by Professor Wise, on the pharmacokinetics of two new flour quinolones (moxi – and gatifloxacin) as well as establishing a Cochrane Database on the Optimization of Hospital Antibiotic Prescribing. He was appointed an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bristol in 1998 and a Research Associate at Rhodes University in 2008, as well as Visiting Scientist at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University from February 2003 until February 2005 Giles main goal is the equitable and outcomes led delivery of Health Care for all focussing on TB and HIV in the developing world Specialties:Diagnostics, Ultrasonography, Medical Education and lecturing, laboratory protocols, research, supervisory skills, writing, Global Health Diplomacy