Dr. Ashar Vijay Dhana is a consultant dermatologist in the Division of Dermatology at Groote Schuur Academic Hospital, Cape Town. He completed his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and specialty training in dermatology at Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Dr. Dhana also completed a Master of Public Health specializing in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar. He recently obtained his PhD as a Fogarty HATTP Clinical Science Fellow at the University of Cape Town. He was the lead investigator for the 2021 World Health Organization HIV-associated tuberculosis screening guidelines, which formed part of his PhD work.
Dr. Dhana’s research interests include systematic review, diagnostic test evaluation, and clinical prediction modelling. He is also a sub-investigator in several clinical trials involving inflammatory skin diseases.
Dr. Dhana will study with IPC Councilor Andrew Pink at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, United Kingdom.