Dr. Johann de Wet is an internationally experienced skin specialist and registered dermatologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, who specializes in medical, surgical, as well as skin cancer treatment in Cape Town.
Dr. De Wet is the founder of The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute based in Stellenbosch. He provides both adult and paediatric patients with evidence-based, competent and compassionate care, grounded in preventative education-based consultation and treatment utilising the most medically advanced techniques.
In 2002, Dr. De Wet qualified as medical doctor at the University of the Free State and initially practiced family medicine. In the UK, he gained experience in both the private and public health sectors. He moved to Canada where he specialised in Family Medicine with certification from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. In addition, during this time, he held an academic appointment at the University of Calgary as clinical lecturer.
After relocating to South Africa, he specialised in Dermatology at Cape Town’s Tygerberg Academic Hospital. He realised he found his niche and was awarded a Fellowship from the College of Dermatologists with distinction and obtained his MMed degree in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch Cum Laude. He is also a graduate of the University of Cardiff in Wales and of the University of Queensland, Australia, where he obtained a Diploma in Dermatology and an MMed in Skin Cancer.
Dr De Wet also completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery through the American Society of Dermatological Surgery making him one of only 7 Mohs surgeons in South Africa.
A keen clinician, academic and researcher, Dr. De Wet has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals. He regularly appears as an invited speaker at both local and international conferences. His interests include medical dermatology, dermatological surgery and skin cancer.
Dr De Wet is the recipient of accolades such as the Jansen Research Foundation medal and the Peter Gordon-Smith medal for the top dermatologist in the Fellowship examinations of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa. He is one of only a handful dermatologists in South Africa who have received both these prestigious awards. He was also awarded the Discovery Foundation Academic Research Fellowship Award for his work on melanoma skin cancer and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Most recently he was awarded the Stellenbosch University Rector’s medal for excellent academic achievement.
Ever perfecting his craft to benefit his patients, he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Pathology at the University of Stellenbosch. He also holds an appointment as Honorary lecturer at the Division of Dermatology at Stellenbosch University.
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