Mr M Sheik-Gafoor is the Head of Paediatric Surgery at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and University of KwaZulu-Natal based in Durban, South Africa. He completed his undergraduate degree at the then University of Natal and then proceeded to specialise in General Surgery. After 5 years in the field of general surgery he chose to focus his attention on Paediatric Surgery and successfully completed his Paediatric Surgery certification in this field.
He is an executive member of South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons and sits on the council for the College of Paediatric Surgeons in the Colleges Medicine of South Africa (CMSA).
His areas of technical expertise includes Upper GI Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He also has special interests in Neonatal Surgery and Surgical Oncology
He currently leads a team who work together with a common goal to train the consultants of the future, so that children of KwaZulu-Natal benefit from the best surgical care available.