Ncoza Dlova

Ncoza Dlova is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of Dermatology at the NRMSM where she trained for both her under and postgraduate studies and was awarded her PhD in 2015. She co-ordinates undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research programmes within the department.

Her research interests are on: Ethnic Skin and Hair, Pigmentation disorders, as well as HIV and Skin and has more than 60 peer reviewed scientific publications, is a C1rated NRF researcher and contributed more than 8 chapters in major dermatology textbooks, written 3books on dermatology and presented in more than 20 countries as an invited speaker and chair at international dermatology meetings. She is the inaugural President of the newly formed Women’s Dermatological Society of South Africa (WDS-SA) (2015-2017) and established the Dermatology Registrar Association of SA (DRASA) whose aim is to guide and mentor dermatology registrars in SA.

She is the Executive member of the African Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ASDV) and have been instrumental in establishing the African Society of Dermatology in 2016. In 2015, the Minister of health in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) awarded the Dermatology Department under her leadership as one of the Public Centres of Excellence in KZN after she raised funds to the value of R500 000 to refurbish the dilapidated public hospital skin clinic. In 2016 and 2017 she raised funds to the value of R900 000 and R500 00 respectively to train doctors and nurses in KZN and Eastern Cape on basic dermatology. In 2016 Dlova was elected as the international member of the prestigious American Dermatology Association in recognition of her research and local and international contribution to Dermatology and was inaugurated in Boston July 2017. In 2018 she has been appointed as the member of the International Committee for the American Womens Dermatology Society. She is the President of the combined DSSA/ASDV national and continental congress which will be held in Durban, August 2018. She has been appointed as Dean and Head of School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN from January 2018.