International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.


Noxolo Dlova



University of KwaZulu Natal
South Africa
Professor Ncoza Dlova is Dean and Head of School of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Clinical Medicine and a local and internationally renowned dermatologist. Her research has gained international recognition. Prof. Dlova’s contribution to the global growth of African Dermatology has earned her membership to the prestigious American Dermatology Association (ADA) as the first African honoree. She is a C1 NRF-rated researcher with more than 75 peer-reviewed publications. She has authored three books and 15 book chapters and has been awarded several research grants: including the Discovery Foundation Academic Fellowship Award for PhD studies, the Dermatological Society of South Africa Research Grant, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) College of Health Sciences Strategic Research Fund, the UKZN Competitive Research Fund and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant to name a few. With a National Research Foundation “B” rating, Prof. Dlova is the author of nearly 135 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in leading international journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and British Journal of Dermatology. She is a frequent keynote speaker for international audiences and has received several national scientific awards. Prof. Dlova has successfully mentored 17 master’s students and supervises PhD students. She is a dermatologist by profession, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, an editorial board member for Global Images, an International Advisory Board Member for “The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology,” and an International Editorial Advisory Board Member for “Pigment International Journal.” She is an honorable member representing Africa in the prestigious American Dermatology Association, a founding executive member of the African Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ASDV), the inaugural President of the African Women’s Dermatology Society (AWDS), and the only female Medical Dean in the nine-member South African Society of Medical Deans (SACOMD).
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Areas of Interest

Psoriasis in African patients epidemiology and clinical presentation

Languages Spoken

English, Xhosa, Zulu