Wendy Spearman

Spearman, Wendy 2017 120Wendy Spearman is Head of the Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is Head of the Liver and Liver Transplant clinics at Groote Schuur Hospital and Lead Clinician of the Paediatric Liver Transplantation Programme at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

She completed her 2 year Hepatology Fellowship under Professors Ralph Kirsch and Simon Robsonat the UCT/MRC Liver Research Centre in 1991 and obtained her PhD in 2008 from the University of Cape Town on “The effect of two novel C-type lectins, Ba100 and Ba25, isolated from the venom of the puff adder, Bitis arietans on T lymphocyte proliferative responses.”   She is actively involved in outreach Liver education programmes and was appointed by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to develop Training modules on the management of Hepatitis B for sub-Saharan Africa. She was recently appointed as the lead consultant to develop the National Guidelines on the management and prevention of viral hepatitis in South Africa.Her research interests include viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, drug-induced liver injuries and novel immunosuppressants.