Professor Tim Christofides
MBBCh(Wits), FC Plast Surg (SA)
Professor Tim Christofides first qualified as a doctor in 1995 and performed his internship at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital.
During his training he uncovered a special interest in paediatric plastic surgery. This mostly involved cleft lip and palate surgery as well as craniofacial surgery. On completion of his Plastic Surgery training in 2004, he undertook a fellowship in craniofacial surgery in Oxford in the United Kingdom. This was under the tutelage of Dr Steve Wall (a past president of the International Craniofacial Society). During his time in Oxford he gained experience in craniofacial and cleft surgery and was exposed to the art of cosmetic surgery.
Currently he practises at Sunninghill Hospital and Morningside Clinic as a fully qualified plastic surgeon. In addition to this, he works at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (previously JHB General) where he is very involved in the training of future plastic surgeons (registrars). In 2014, he was made an adjunct Professor of Plastic Surgery by the University of the Witwatersrand for his academic and research achievements.
Professor Christofides has published many articles in the fields of both craniofacial surgery as well as cosmetic surgery. These articles have been published in peer reviewed journals such as the "Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery" as well as the "Journal of Craniofacial Surgery".
He is registered as a fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). He is also registered with the General medical council (GMC) in the United Kingdom as well as the Cyprus Medical Council (CMC).
Professor Christofides is currently the President of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa (APRSSA). Professor Christofides is also, an International Associate Editor of the acclaimed "Plastic and Reconstructive Journal".
WHEN YOU CHOOSE A DOCTOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF APRASSA, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOUR SURGEON IS QUALIFIED IN ALL ASPECTS OF COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.
The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Southern Africa was formed in 1956. It currently has over 169 members from all around South Africa. All our members are fully qualified Plastic surgeons that have been approved for APRASSA membership and will endeavour to provide you with excellent care throughout your plastic surgery journey.