Karlien du Plessis
MBChB Dip Pall Med
Dr Karlien du Plessis matriculated in 1989 from Kuswag High School in Amanzimtoti. She then went on to complete her medical degree in 1995 from University of Pretoria. She did her internship at Pretoria Academic Hospital.
From 1996-2003 she worked as a locum at various practices in the Pretoria area. She was also involved in examining sexually abused children as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the RP clinic. She was the national medical representative for SAPSAC , a society educating professionals in the field of child abuse. She also did work for the department of Justice with regards to educating prosecutors in the legal implications of medical findings in child abuse.
In 2002 she started working at the oncology practice of Dr Alberts Partners incorporated in Vereeniging and has continued her work there for the past 13 years. In this time she completed her Diploma in Palliative Care from UCT. She is actively involved in patient care in the unit as part of the multi-disciplinary team that aims toholistically look after every patient.
She is married to Pieter and has 3 teenage children, Simone, Pieter and Daniel. She also runs, swims and plays the piano.