Dr Andrew Strydom was born in Johannesburg and has never left. He matriculated from Jeppe High School for Boys and enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School.
In 2007 he graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences with MBBCh (Cum Laude) and went on to complete two years of internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and one year of Community Service at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
Dr Strydom trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand between January 2011 and June 2015, during which time he presented at several orthopaedic congresses and completed a Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery. He was awarded the Mannie Lunz Prize for Orthopaedic Research from the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2015.
In May 2015 Dr Strydom graduated as a Fellow of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was awarded the JM Edelstein Gold Medal.
Between July 2015 and June 2016 Dr Strydom completed a postgraduate Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit under Prof Nikiforos Saragas and Dr Paulo Ferrao, endorsed by the South African Orthopaedic Associated. During this year he operated at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital where he co-ordinated the Wits Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit and completed research which has been published internationally and locally.
Dr Strydom served as a consultant in the Wits Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, operating out of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitals until August 2017 when he transitioned to full-time private practice. He continues to supervise research, masters degrees and clinical teaching within the Wits Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit. He is an active member of the South African Foot Surgeons Association.
Dr Strydom believes in a focussed approach to medicine and as such limits his practice to foot and ankle only. He is passionate about research and continues to publish.
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