Salome Maswime

Head of Global Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Salome Maswime

Salome Maswime is a Full Professor and the Head of the Global Surgery Division at the University of Cape Town; and an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist; a member of the Academy of Science South Africa, and a Next Einstein Fellow.

She is the vice-President of the Women in Global Health South Africa; and President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She completed her MMED and PHD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has a diploma in Project Management and a Certificate in Leading Organisations and Change from MIT.

She has received numerous awards for her research contribution to maternal health, including the trailblazer and young achiever award by the President of South Africa in 2017. In 2020 she was listed in Mail and Guardians 50 most powerful women in South Africa, and in 2021 she was named among 20 Young Shapers of the Future in Health and Medicine by Encyclopedia Brittanica