Share this post

Prof. Liesl Zühlke – Paediatric Cardiology | University of Cape Town

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Prof. Liesl Zühlke, who is a paediatric cardiologist in the Department of Paediatric Cardiology at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, directs the Children’s Heart Disease Research, and is also the Deputy Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. Prof. Zühlke shares some insight into her research on rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and non-communicable disease. We discuss some of the underlying reasons that potentially deter women from becoming cardiologists, such as lengthy training, inhibiting work culture, and building a family whilst being fully committed to the discipline. In a demanding career, which sometimes spans up to 80hours a week, time management is critical to juggling workload and family life, for Prof. Zühlke this is about flow, addressing current priorities and scheduling what is important to you. Tune in for more…

Download transcript

Type and hit enter