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DR SHIVONA MOODLEY

DR SHIVONA MOODLEY

Maya Angelou beautifully said "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel. I hope you feel cared for by me."

"My life and work philosophy comes from a strong sense of Kindness, Gratitude and Empathy. My interest in Oncology began during high school, where I would spend afternoons in the Oncology treatment room, with my grandmother who was receiving cancer treatment at the time. She is a cancer survivor and my source of inspiration. This personal experience allows me to connect with my patients, and their loved ones, with a deeper level of empathy whilst helping them through their cancer journey. It is a privilege for me to be part of my patient's story."

 

Dr Moodley completed her MBChB at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2007. Having served 2 years of internship at the R.K. Khan Hospital, she then moved to the Northern Cape. Dr Moodley completed her community service at the Kimberley Hospital Complex, where she spent a further ten months as a medical officer in Oncology. Dr Moodley started her specialisation at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in November 2016 and has been admitted as a Fellow of the College of Radiation Oncologists in 2021; where she joined DMO in the same year.

 

Dr Moodley has recently completed a Master's Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, with her research focused on Prostate Cancer. She presented a case on Ultra-Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Breast Cancer Preceptorship in February 2021. Furthermore, Dr Moodley received certification through the University of Cape Town; in Palliative Care for the Oncologist in Africa, in July of 2021.

 

Dr Moodley works at the Sandton Oncology and West Rand Oncology Centres and is part of a team of eight Oncologists that consult at the DMO locations. Being available to the patient is of importance to us. Our Oncologists are available daily to our patients, throughout their treatment programme, and beyond for follow up care and are rostered on call, 24 / 7 - all year.