Profile

_MG_4527Dr Schlemmer matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School followed by undergraduate training in medicine and surgery (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria (UP). In the years that followed he worked in various disciplines including emergency medicine and anaesthetics before specializing in ENT at the University of Kwazulu Natal obtaining the FCORL (SA) with distinction from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in 2011 and an MMED (UKZN) in 2014

His passion for ENT and his thirst for knowledge led him to further his education at every opportunity travelling locally and abroad in an attempt to learn from some of the most experienced experts in their respective fields.

 

 

National Courses Attended

 

Cochlear Implant and Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course (Tutor)

University of Pretoria

Course directors: Prof P Weber, Prof E Offeciers, Dr R Free, Prof L Hofmeyr, Prof E Toh, Prof M Bosman

October 2016

 

Nucleas Surgical Masterclass (Cochlear Implantation)

University of Pretoria

Course directors: Prof P Weber, Prof E Offeciers, Dr R Free, Prof L Hofmeyr, Prof E Toh, Prof M Bosman

October 2016

 

Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course (Tutor)

University of the Free State

Course directors: Prof Dr T Linder

November 2015

 

Nucleus Surgical Masterclass (Cochlear Implantation)

University 0f the Free State

Course directors: Prof Dr T Linder

November 2015

 

Cochlear Implant and Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course (Tutor)

University of Pretoria

Course directors: Prof SR Saeed, Prof G O’Donaghue, Dr R Free, Prof L Hofmeyr, Prof M Bosman

October 2015

 

3rd Update in the Management of  Patients with Vestibular Disorders

Table Bay Hotel – Cape Town

Course directors: Dr LM Hofmeyr, Prof J Goebel, Prof D Pothier, Prof M Strupp, Dr P Ranalli

August 2015

 

Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course (Tutor)

University of the Free State

Course directors: Dr C Schlegel

November 2014

 

1st South African Skull Base Surgery Course

University of Cape Town

Course directors: Prof T Linder, Dr T Harris

October 2014

 

Head and Neck Surgery Course

University of Cape Town

Course director: Prof J Fagan

October 2014

 

Cochlea Implant and Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course

University of Pretoria

Course directors: Prof Offeciers, Dr R Free, Prof L Hofmeyr,

September 2014

 

Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course (Tutor)

University of the Free State

Course directors: Prof T Linder

November 2013

 

Cape Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course

University of Stellenbosch

Cape Town South Africa

Course directors: Dr D Pothier, Dr J Nogueira, Prof JW Loock

February 2013

 

Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course

University of the Free State

Course directors: Prof T Linder, Prof J May, Prof L Hofmeyr

November 2012

 

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Workshop

University of Stellenbosch

Course directors: Prof Cappabianca, Dr D Lubbe

October 2012

 

Cochlea Implant and Advanced Temporal Bone Dissection Course

University of Pretoria

Course directors: Dr R Free, Prof L Hofmeyr

September 2012

 

Update in the Management of Patients with Vestibular Disorders

University of Pretoria

Johannesburg South Africa

Course directors: Prof M Strupp, Prof J Goebel and Prof L Hofmeyr

July 2011

 

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

University of Pretoria

Pretoria South Africa

Course director: Prof H Stammberger

August 2010

 

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

University of Cape Town

Cape Town South Africa

Course directors: Dr D Lubbe and S Carrie

November 2009

 

Temporal Bone Dissection Course

University of Stellenbosch

Cape Town South Africa

Course directors: Prof JW Loock and Prof G Browning

April 2009

 

Advanced Audiology Conference

University of Pretoria and University of Kwazulu-Natal

Durban South Africa

Course Director: Prof JW Hall

July 2011

 

Post Laryngectomy rehabilitation Course

University of Kwazulu-natal

Durban South Africa

Course director: Dr SK Naidoo

November 2008

 

Biostatistics and SPSS for Medical and Health Science Researchers

University of Kwazulu-Natal

Durban South Africa

Course director: Prof SC Chima

February 2010

International Courses Attended

 

CI Advanced Surgical Course: Complex Case Management

Cochlear Academy

Mechelen, Belgium

Professors E Offeciers, A Zarowski and T Klenzner

March 2018

 

Lateral Skull Base Surgery Course

Piacenza, Italy

Professor Mario Sanna, Groupo Otologico

October 2017

 

13th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

Lisbon, Portugal

International faculty

June 2017

 

Oticon Medical Scientific Meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark

February 2017

 

Surgical Implant Hearing Academy

Innsbruk, Austria

Course Director: Professor Peter Roland

September 2016

 

12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

Toulouse, France

International faculty

June 2015

 

3rd Antwerp Bony Obliteration Tympanoplasty Course

European Institute for ORL

Antwerp, Belgium

Professor E Offeciers, Dr T Somers, Dr A Zarowski, Dr B De Foer, Dr J Casselman

February 2015

 

CI Surgical Foundation Course Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dr A Zarowski, Dr E Mylanus

January 2014

 

3rd Munich LMU Hearing Implant Symposium, Comprehensive Hearing Implant Solutions

Professor Dr. med. Alexander Berghaus

Prof Dr. med. Joachim Müller

December 2013

 

Advanced Course in Microsurgery of the Temporal Bone

University of Zurich

Course directors Prof U Fisch, Prof T Linder

July 2013

 

Course in Microsurgery of the Skull Base

University of Zurich

Course directors Prof U Fisch, Prof T Linder

July 2013

 

British Paediatric Otolaryngology Course

UCL Institute of Child Health, London

Course directors Mr Ben Hartley, Mr Haytham Kubba

March 2012

 

Intensive Surgical Dissection Course

Temporal bone, Rhinoplasty, FESS and Head and Neck Surgery

University of Glasgow Scotland

Course director: Mr BF O’Reilly

September 2011

 

Advanced Skills Course Open Structure Rhinoplasty

University of Dundee Scotland

Course director: Mr PS White

September 2011

 

Otology and Otoneurosurgery

Institut Georges Portmann

Bordeaux France

Course directors: Prof G Lacher, JP Bebear, V Darrouzet & D Portmann

July 2010

 

Temporal Bone Dissection Course

Ipswich Hospital

East Anglia England

Course director: Mr Matthew Yung

November 2008

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Congresses

National ENT congress:

2008,

2009 (3 Oral presentations – see awards)

2010, 2012,

2014 (Oral presentation – Stapes Augmentation)

South African Cochlear Implant Congress

2013 (Oral presentation – Cochlear implantation in single sided deafness)

2014, 2015, 2016

 

South African Cochlear Implant Group Congress:

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Professional Memberships

Co-ordinator of the Durban Cochlear Implant Program (DCIP)

The South African ENT Society

The South African Head and Neck Oncology Society

The South African Cochlear Implant Group (SACIG)

The Allergy Society of South Africa

 

Professional Partnerships

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dcip
Awards and Achievements

SA Society of Otorhinolaryngology Medal 2011

Exceptionally distinguished performance results in Fellowship examination

Fellowship of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists

 

First prize ENT Society of South Africa

Oral presentation of paper by a registrar

‘Paeditric Hearing Screening in a Peri-urban Community’

ENT Congress 2009

 

First Prize The South African Head and Neck Oncology Society (SAHNOS)

Oral presentation of paper by a registrar

‘Post-nasal Space Lymphoid Hyperplasia in HIV Positive Individuals’

ENT Congress 2009

 

Second prize ENT Society of South Africa

Oral presentation of paper by a registrar

‘Complicated Sinusitis, A Retrospective Review’

ENT Congress 2009

 

Continued Education

Clinical attachment in Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery and Cochlear Implants

Professor L Hofmeyr, Dr G Moolman and Dr T Bingle

Pretoria

Weekly from Jan 2013

 

FIMF Fellowship in Otology with exposure to Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology

Professor TE Linder and Professor U Fisch

Kantonsspital Luzern

September 2013