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Nadia Karrim

Dr Nadia Karrim, 32, is a medical doctor in the Department of Health, training to be an ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon. She has an interest in aviation, human space flight and aerospace medicine, and is in the process of obtaining a private pilot’s license.

She serves as the South African National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and has established a partnership between SGAC and the Department of Health, having developed an existing community outreach programme into a combined STEM outreach, in collaboration with UKZN, ENT-CARES and SGAC.

After completing her medical degree in 2008 at the University of Cape Town, she gained a few years of experience in general surgery in South Africa, before relocating to the Republic of Ireland, where she worked in Emergency Medicine. She also spent time working as a maritime doctor aboard an international cruise liner.

Karrim returned to South Africa in 2015 to specialise in the field of ENT/head and neck surgery, and has contributed towards research in the field of vestibular medicine, as part of her Masters degree in Medicine. She also has training in advanced trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, advanced paediatric life support and is an Aviation Medical Examiner.  She is currently serving a term as the chairperson of the National ENT Registrars Society of South Africa, having previously held the position of secretary.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.

Nominated in category: Visionary

Photo: Space Generation Advisory Council