Local Faculty

jacquelineProf. Jacqueline Goedhals

Jacqueline Goedhals, MBChB, MMed, DTM&H, MMedSci (Cytopathology) is Adjunct Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein. She completed her undergraduate medical studies and anatomical pathology specialisation at UFS and was subsequently appointed as a consultant.

In 2006, Prof. Goedhals spent a year working as a consultant pathologist in London and Stafford, England and returned to the University of the Free State in 2007. In January 2014, she was appointed as Head of the Department of Anatomical Pathology, UFS. Prof. Goedhals is actively involved in training registrars and organising numerous departmental academic meetings, whilst also shouldering a regular workload and participating in research activities.

She is a member of several professional and academic organisations as well as committees, including the South African Division of the International Academy of Pathology (SA-IAP), on which she has served as a council member in the past. Prof. Goedhals has a special interest in paediatric pathology and has authored a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented academic papers at national and international congresses.

simonDr Simon Nayler

Simon J. Nayler, BSc, MBBCh, FFPath(SA), MMed completed his undergraduate medical studies and anatomical pathology specialisation at the University of the Witwatersrand. He subsequently undertook a two month travelling fellowship in soft tissue tumour pathology with Prof. CDM Fletcher at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

He returned as a staff pathologist and lecturer in the Department of Anatomical Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he was Associate Professor from 2002 - 2008. He is currently a partner pathologist at Gritzman and Thatcher Laboratories, but is also affiliated with the Donald Gordon Medical Centre, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Dr Nayler sits on numerous local advisory boards and still holds many appointments in professional societies, including the South African College of Pathologists (past President), Federation of South African Societies of Pathology (President) and International Liaison Committee of Presidents of Pathology Colleges (Member).

He has numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as a book chapter to his credit, and has lectured both locally and overseas.

simonDr Yvonne Perner

Yvonne Perner, MBBCh, MMed, FCPath(SA) is Principal Specialist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Pathology, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

She is a general surgical pathologist chiefly involved in routine diagnostic work as well as undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, with a specific interest in haematolymphoid malignancies.

Dr. Perner is considered a local authority in her field of interest and sees numerous referrals in this capacity. She has presented at numerous academic meetings and has published in her field of interest, haematolymphoid pathology.


simonDr Pawel Schubert

Pawel T. Schubert, MBChB, FCPath(SA), MMed, MScMedSci (Cytopathology), MPhil (Paed Path) is a Consultant in anatomical pathology at Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch and the NHLS in Stellenbosch. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria and his Anatomical Pathology specialisation at the University of Stellenbosch.

Dr Schubert was appointed as consultant in 2006 and has been at Tygerberg Hospital and the Stellenbosch NHLS ever since. He currently heads the Cytology Unit at the hospital, and is actively involved in training registrars, particularly in cytology and paediatric / perinatal pathology. Dr Schubert is also part of numerous research projects involving placental and paediatric lung pathology as well as a number of cytology projects. To this end, he has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the international literature.

Dr Schubert is a member of the International Society of Cytology, South African Society of Clinical Cytology, and the South African Division of the International Academy of Pathology.


Dr Tomas Slavik

Tomas Slavik, MBChB, FCPath(SA), MMed is a partner pathologist at Ampath Pathology Laboratories, and Extraordinary Lecturer in the Department of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Pretoria. He obtained his medical and anatomical pathology speciality degrees from the University of Pretoria and subsequently worked at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina in 1996/7, spending much of this time on the GI pathology service under Dr Marcia Gottfried.

Dr Slavik retains a keen interest in academic pathology and has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals, including those in his subspeciality field of interest - gastrointestinal pathology. He has also co-authored a textbook chapter, is an ad hoc reviewer for The Journal of Gastroenterology, and sits on the editorial advisory board of the American Registry of Pathology, as well as the South African Journal of Gynaecologic Oncology.

Dr Slavik has lectured nationally and internationally, and is a member of numerous professional and academic organisations. These include the College of American Pathologists, European Network of Gastrointestinal Pathology, and both British and South African Divisions of the International Academy of Pathology.