Dr. Charl Verwey
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Vaccines and Infectious Diseases research Unit, Johannesburg Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg
Dr. Charl Verwey established and currently runs the paediatric pulmonology unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. He is the first elected Divisional Head of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He serves on the executive council of the South African Thoracic Society and the National Asthma Education Programme, of which he is also a past president. He completed his PhD looking at the long-term pulmonary effects of respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection in infancy, and continuous to perform research in this field through the Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit. Other research interests include pulmonary function testing in lower-middle income countries and HIV-associated lung disease. In his spare time he spends time with his wife, three children, two cats and one dog, and tries to get in a few gravel bike sessions.