Dr DG Govender (Deena)

Academic Qualifications:

  • MBChB (Natal) 1979
  • MMed. Sci. Sports Medcine (Natal) 1998
  • Travel Medicine Course (Wits) 2002
  • DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner) 2007
  • DOH (Diploma Occupational Health) (UKZN) 2009
  • Basic Underwater Medicine Course (Univ. of Stellenbosch) 2010

Memberships:

  • SAMA (South African Medical Association)
  • SASMA (South African Sports Medicine Association)
  • SASTM (South African Society of Travel Medicine)
  • SASOM (South African Society of Occupational Health)
  • SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority)

Work History:

  • Internship King Edward Hospital Durban 1980.
  • Medical Officer Baragwanath and Livingstone
  • Hospitals for 6 years.
  • General Practitioner in Tongaat since 1987.
  • Started the Umhlanga Sports & Travel Clinic in 2003.
  • Joined Umhlanga Medical Practitioners in April 2008

Some Personal Sporting Highlights:

  • Natal High School Colors in Soccer and Athletics in 1972.
  • Participated in 12 Comrades Marathons and completed 6 successfully.
  • Completed the Washie100 Miler from Port
  • Alfred to East London in 23hrs, 48min in 1998, thereby qualifying for membership to the
  • Centurions 100 Miller Club.
  • Completed 3 Two Oceans Marathons and the
  • Hewitt 10km in Cape Town.
  • Participated in the World Veterinary Athletic
  • Marathon in Durban in 1998.
  • Meeting the legendary Brazillian soccerite PELE in Rome at the the Italy World Cup Finals in 1998.
  • Attending the 2003 Rugby World Cup Finals in Sydney.
  • Players Medical Officer, 2010 Fifa World Cup, Durban