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Cape Anaesthetics Inc. is built on the knowledge and experience of our doctors.

Dr Martin Brossy

MBChB (UCT), DA (SA), DipMidCOG (SA), FFA (SA), FRCA (England)

Dr Brossy attended St John’s College, Houghton, Johannesburg from 1963 to 1973 and University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town from 1976 to 1981. His post graduate studies included attending the
UCT / Groote Schuur Hospital group (including Red Cross Children’s Hospital from 1984 to 1991) and the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England from 1992 to 1993. He is presently working at his private practice Cape Anaesthetics Inc. (formerly Dr B Solomon & partners) and has been since 1994.

In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, squash, running, attending theatre, travelling, wine tasting, spending time with family and going to gym.

He is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, South African Medical Association, South African Society of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists of Great Britain, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and the CPD / CME up to date since it’s inception in 2001

Dr Spencer Burke

MBChB (UCT) DA (SA), FCA (SA). Royal College of Anaesthetists

Dr Burke qualified as specialist anaesthesiologist in 1996 at UCT and Groote Schuur. He has worked as an Anaesthetist around the world, but particularly in London, England and Vancouver, British Columbia. He is married with 3 teenage children. He has been working in private practice in Cape Town with Cape Anaesthetics Inc. for 17 years.

He is registered with the South African Society of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists and the UK General Medical Council Specialist Register.

Special interests include Orthopaedic Bone Cancer Reconstructive Surgery, Intensive Care ,Cosmetic flaps and reconstructive surgeries, Laparoscopic and BARIATRIC surgery, Paediatric surgery. He is part of the Lifehealthcare Chrysalis Clinic specialising in obesity surgeries. Part of the non profit Operation Smile surgical team which travels to various rural areas to assist in the repair of children born with Cleft-lip and cleft palate.

Dr Alan Chesterton


Dr Chesterton matriculated at Hilton College in 1979, graduated with an MBChB at U.C.T. in 1985, then qualified as Specialist Anaesthesiologist in 1995 at UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital. After working as an Anaesthetic consultant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1996 and in London in 1997, he joined Cape Anaesthetics Inc. and has been a full time partner for more than 20 years.

He is also currently the Financial Director and Director of Anaesthesia at the Driftwood Day Clinic in Constantia.

His hobbies include mountain biking, surfing, music, travel and wine making. He has a Diploma in Wine from the Cape Wine Academy.

He is married to Hayley and they have two daughters, Meg and Lucy.

Dr Steve Cohen

Dr Steve CohenMBChB (UCT), FCA (SA)

Dr Cohen finished his undergraduate medical degree at the university of Stellenbosch in 1998. After working as a doctor in London and then in the anaesthetics department in George, he specialised in Anaesthetics at the University of Cape Town. Steven has been in private practice since 2009 and his special interests include ultrasound assisted pain blocks for orthopaedic surgery, and anaesthesia for plastic and cosmetic surgery.

He is married to Tarryn, an architect, and they have two boys.

Dr Piers Harington

BSc. MB ChB. DA. FFA .

Dr Piers Harington graduated in 1982 with his MB ChB, he worked for 3 years as a Mine Medical Officer in the Orange Free State, and during that time did a Diploma in Anaesthesia.

His specialists training took him to the Groote Schuur group of hospitals, and in 1992 he graduated as a specialist Anaesthesiologist. Post fellowship, he joined Cape Anaesthetics, as a partner.

In 1997, he began a 7-year stint in the Middle East. Working in transplant surgery, Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic surgery at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre.  Additionally, during this time, he worked at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Hospital ICU.

He returned to Cape Town in 2005, re-joining Cape Anaesthetics. Currently, his main field of work is in shoulder and elbow Orthopaedic surgery, ear nose and throat (ENT) (both adults and children) surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and maxillo-facial surgery.

Dr Harington is married to Sharon and has 3 children spread across the globe. He is a runner, amateur birder and enjoys walking and mountain biking on Table Mountain with his three dogs.

Dr Will Lee


Dr. Will Lee obtained his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in 2001 and his postgraduate degree in anaesthesia at the same institution in 2010.

He joined Cape Anaesthetics Incorporated in 2010.

His areas of interest are procedural sedation, total intravenous anaesthesia, vascular anaesthesia and intensive care. He also has a keen interest in the use of ultrasound and echocardiography in anaesthesia.
Dr. Lee is a keen sportsman and enjoys mountain biking, trail running, hiking and scuba diving.

Dr Colin McClarty

Dr Colin McClarty anaesthetist in Cape TownMBChB (Stell), DCH (SA), FFA (SA)

Qualified as a medical doctor in 1981. Univ. of Stellenbosch. After mandatory military service joined the Groote Schuur group of hospitals and earned a diploma in Child Health from Red Cross Hospital and the College of Medicine of South Africa. (1986). Qualified as a specialist Anaesthesiologist in 1991. Trained at GSH. Worked as a locum Anaesthesiologist in the UK, Southampton General and Taunton regional hospital. Worked at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital from October, 1991- December 1993. Joined Cape Anaesthetics in January 1994. Has a wide experience in Anaesthesia for ENT, Gynea & Obstetrics, General Surgery, Opthalmology and Orthopaedics.

Dr Clive Nussbaum

MBChB (Wits), MMed (UCT), FFA (SA)

MBBCh University of the Witwatersrand 1977, FFA ( SA) College of Medicine of South Africa 1985, M.Medicine Anaes ( University of Cape Town) 1987

Dr Nussbaum worked as a Consultant Specialist in Dept. Anaesthetics, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town from 1986 to 1989 (full time) and from 1989 to 2010 (part-time). He has also worked as a Specialist Anaesthetist in private practice Cape Town with Cape Anaesthetics Inc. from 1989 to present.

He is a member of the South African Society of Anaesthetists (SASA): Vice Chairman 2000, Chairman 2001, Committee member 2002.

Within the field of Special Anaesthetics his interests include: Vascular Surgery, Orthopaedic surgery: Shoulder and Knee reconstruction and replacement, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr Patrick Purcell


MBChB(UCT) 1992, Diploma of Anaesthesia(SA) 1996, Fellow of College of Anaesthetists(SA) 2001

Dr Purcell worked at the Edendale Hospital, KZN from 1995 to 1997 as well as the Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children’s Hospital between 1997 and 2002,

He currently works at the Cape Anaesthetics Inc. Private Practice from 2003 to the present.

Dr Ian Seggie


Dr Seggie studied at Wits University and specialised in Anaesthesiology at the Johannesburg General Hospital. He had a special interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia care and Neuro Anaesthesia. He received his Fellowship in Anaesthetics in 1996. He went to the United Kingdom for 3 years as a Consultant at the St Andrews Hospital for Burns, Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery in Chelmsford. He was the lead Consultant in Acute pain management as well as joint lead Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia. He was the College Tutor to the trainee Anaesthetists. He was involved in anaesthetic and intensive care management of severely burned adults and children, as well as the management of paediatric facial abnormalities (eg cleft lip and palate), and adult head and neck surgery and reconstruction.
He returned to South Africa and worked in Private Practice in East London before joining Cape Anaesthetics at the end of 2000.

He is married to Jane and they have 3 children.In his spare time he rides mountain bikes, has done a few half Ironman triathlons and is often on the side of a sports field watching his kids play.

Dr Greg Torr

MBChB (UCT) 1986, Diploma in Anaesthesia 1991, FCA SA Groote Schuur Hospital/UCT 1995

Dr Torr worked as a consultant Anaesthetist at Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in 1995 and 1996. He then worked as a Consultant Specialist in Dept. Anaesthetics, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town from 1996 to 1999(full time) and from 1999 to 2001 (part-time).
For 2 years he was head of Obstetric Anaesthesia at Groote Schuur Hospital.

He has worked in private practice at Cape Anaesthetics since 1999. During this time he also worked as a specialist Anaesthetist /Anaesthesiologist in the UK (Portsmouth/Southampton/London)and USA(Houston).

Dr Torr’s special interest areas are Anaesthesia for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery, Anaesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer surgery, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia for Urological surgery and Anaesthesia for Plastic / Reconstructive surgery.

He has held positions as the Chairman of SASA 2014 and committee member from 2013-2015.

Dr Mia Barbieri

MBChB (UCT) FCA (SA) Mmed Anaes (Stel)

Dr Mia Barbieri joined Cape Anaesthetics Inc. as a full time associate in 2016.

Mia completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. After completion of internship and community service, she started her anaesthetic registrar training at the University of Stellenbosch, where she was awarded her Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of South Africa.

Currently she has special interests in surgical, orthopaedic and obstetric anaesthesia.

Dr Marlize du Preez

MBChB(Stel), FCA(SA), MMed Anaes(UCT)

Dr. Marlize du Preez qualified as a medical doctor in 1999 at the University of Stellenbosch.

After completing her Diploma in Anaesthesiology she joined Parow Medicross as a partner where she worked as a general practitioner and GP anaesthetist for 6 years.

She moved with her family to the UK in 2008 where she was largely involved in Anaesthesia for procedural sedations.

On her return she pursued her lifelong dream to specialize in Anaesthesia and completed her studies at UCT/Groote Schuur in 2016.

Her special interests include procedural sedation and neuroanaesthesia.

Dr Nicola Laight

MBChB (Stell), FCA (SA), MMed (Stell)

Dr Nicola Laight obtained her medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2005 and completed her internship and community service years thereafter in KwaZulu Natal. She spent 3 years working in Sydney, Australia, where she developed a keen interest in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine and moved back to Cape Town in 2011 to start her specialist training in anaesthesiology. She obtained her Masters in Medicine and became a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists once again through the University of Stellenbosch.

Dr Laight has been in private practice since 2015 and has recently joined Cape Anaesthetics Inc. She has a special interest in General Surgery and research involving Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Dr Sue Gardner


Dr Sue Gardner qualified MBBCh in 1985 from the University of the Witwatersrand. She worked in Internal Medicine until 1990 and started specializing in Anaesthetics at Groote Schuur Hospital/ University of Cape Town in 1990.

After obtaining her Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of South Africa in 1995, she worked for 6 years at Groote Schuur Hospital as a consultant specialist anaesthesiologist, including 3 years as a consultant in Respiratory Intensive Care.

Dr Gardner then started private practise in 2002, initially with Southern Anaesthetic Associates and more recently joining Cape Anaesthetics Inc.

Her special interests include anesthesia for vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery as well as colorectal, obstetrics and gynecology and plastic and reconstructive surgery, and  including conscious sedation .

Sue has two grown up sons and enjoys running and reading in her spare time .

Dr Charles Rumboll


Dr Charlie Rumboll joined Cape Anaesthetics in January 2019 after working independently in private practice from 2017.

He graduated from the University of Cape Town as a medical doctor in 2005. Thereafter, he attained his Diploma in Anaesthesia and worked internationally in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He returned to Cape Town in 2012 to start his specialist training and was awarded his Fellowship and an internationally published Masters in 2016 from UCT.

He enjoys numerous outdoor activities, specifically running in the mountains in his favourite orange shoes.

Dr Kathleen Delport

MBChB (Stell) DCH (SA) DipPEC (SA) DA (SA) FCA (SA) MMed (UCT)
Kathleen joined Cape Anaesthetics Inc as a full-time associate in 2020.
After completing her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Stellenbosch, she worked in Pietermaritzburg as an intern, then returned to Cape Town to work in Paediatrics at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital for community service. She also spent two years working in the trauma unit at GF Jooste Hospital in Manenberg gaining valuable experience before starting her anaesthetic journey in the New Somerset Hospital theatre in 2013 for a further two years. She then completed 4 years of specialist training at Groote Schuur Hospital, where she obtained her Fellowship exams and a Masters in Medicine, before joining the private sector. She still does weekly sessions in theatre at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
Special interests include conscious sedation, paediatric anaesthesia, orthopaedics and obstetric anaesthesia.
Outside work, she enjoys trail running or hiking, being outdoors in nature, preferably together with her young family.