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Dr Phillip Traub

Dr Traub graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Witwatersrand in 1984 and then completed a 2-year junior internship and house officer rotation in various disciplines including medicine, surgery, and paediatrics. A further 4 years of junior surgical training was undertaken, which included time spent at various hospitals in South Africa and the United Kingdom. A 4 year residency program was completed in the department of ENT at Groot Schuur Hospital and after successfully completing his fellowship training, Dr Traub spent a further 2 years as a consultant in Head & Neck Surgery, Otorhinoloaryngology at Johannesburg General Hospital.

He entered private practice in the Cape Town Medi Clinic, Cape Town in 1998 and has maintained a strong academic link to the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur by continuing to be a lecturer and part time consultant.

His publications include several articles relating to the pathology of tuberculosis of the middle ear, which was a field of special interest for him. His current interests and fields of research include middle ear surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He has attended numerous international workshops and congresses over last 4 years in Sydney, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne and Washington DC.

Dr Ryan Karro


Dr Karro obtained his Bachelor of Medicine  and Surgery (MBChB) degree at the University of Cape Town in 2000. He completed  his 2 year internship  training  at district level hospitals in South Africa, gaining experience in various disciplines including paediatrics, general surgery and trauma. In 2003 he moved to London to work as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery where he was fortunate enough to hold a position  at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear hospital in Kings Cross. He continued  to work as an ENT in the UK until 2006 when he returned to Cape Town. He subsequently did a two year stint in general surgery before entering the Stellenbosch University Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Specialist training programme at Tygerberg Hospital. He completed  his training to become a Fellow of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists in May 2013 and continued  to work at Tygerberg Hospital until February 2014.                             

He moved into private practice to join the ENT group at Cape Town Mediclinic in March 2014. He also holds a part-time sessional post at Paarl Provincial State Hospital where he does bi-monthly clinics and theatre  lists and still maintains strong ties to Tygerberg hospital where he examines students and attends academic meetings. He considers himself a generalist covering various areas of ENT including paediatric ENT, sino-nasal disease, voice, benign neck pathology, ear disorders and throat/swallowing pathology.

Dr Oskar Edkins

MBBch, MRCS (edin), MMED (Otol), FCORL (SA)

Specialist Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon 

Dr Edkins complete his Undergraduate Medical degree (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2000. After completing an internship he worked in and gained general surgical training in various areas of surgery, namely General, Paediatric, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He also spent eighteen months training and working in Accident & Emergency and Intensive care medicine in London prior to specializing in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery.

Dr Edkins’ early Otorhinolaryngology (ENT Surgery) specialist training and was started in the United Kingdom, working in London and Portsmouth and he completed membership exams to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006. After returning to South Africa to work in ENT Surgery at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, he entered the University of Cape Town (UCT) Otorhinolaryngology Specialist Training program at Groote Schuur, Red Cross Children’s and Somerset Hospital. He completed his Fellowship exams of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists of South Africa 2010, following which he obtained a Master of Medicine Degree in Otorhinolaryngology from UCT the same year. 

He currently holds the post of Head of the Department of ENT Surgery at Somerset Hospital and is a consultant surgeon for the University of Cape Town’s ENT Surgery Specialist Training program. He has a sessional private practice as an associate in the ENT Group Cape Town, based at Cape Town Mediclinic.

Dr Edkins’ area of work is general Otorhinolaryngology and has an interest in Sialendoscopy and salivary gland disease, a specialised area of practice for which he gained experience in Erlangen, Germany.