DR BRONWEN SCHOENFELD
SPECIALIST IN PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AT MIDLANDS SPECIALIST CENTRE The Howick Day Clinic is the first-ever private clinic to be built, managed and run by a female plastic surgeon, Dr Bronwen Schoenfeld, in South Africa. The six-bed facility caters for a variety of surgical specialities including orthopaedics, general surgery, urology and ophthalmology. Schoenfeld obtained her medical degree (MBBCh) from Wits University in 1997 and interned at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. She qualified as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in 2006 and is a member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand. There have been a series of events where everything has fallen into place one after the other. Obviously not without work though! The first of these would have been getting the licence from the department of health. It involved various feasibility studies, demographic studies, among others, and then with each stage of the project came a new set of challenges requiring consistent hard work!