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Eckhart Buchmann trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 1989 to 1993. He then worked as a consultant obstetrician at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He went on to head the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the hospital from 2005 to 2012, after which he was appointed as District Clinical Specialist to the City of Johannesburg, a post he held until 2015.
He completed a PhD (on clinical examination of women in labour) in 2007, and an MSc in Epidemiology in 2012, both at the University of the Witwatersrand. From 2004 to 2017, he chaired the Society for Priorities in Perinatal Care in Southern Africa, hosting the annual ‘Perinatal Priorities’ conference for obstetricians, midwives, paediatricians and rural doctors.
He is currently an independent specialist, with an honorary professorship at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a part-time clinical teaching post at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. He supervises several MMed and PhD students, and is active in research on maternal and neonatal near-miss and death in low-resource settings.
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