About The Practice

Dr. Ashnee Govender Inc. is currently based in Pinelands, Cape Town with consultation rooms in Vincent Pallotti Hospital. The practice recently moved from Rondebosch Medical Centre to our new rooms in the Vincent Pallotti Hospital which is part of the Life Healthcare Group.

The main focus of the practice is on detection, screening and long-term management of non-communicable diseases. This includes the expert management of lifestyle-related diseases such as Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus.

We are also members and associates of MPS (Medical Protection Society) and HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa).

Dr. Ashnee Govender

My initial decision to pursue a career as a Physician was based on a keen passion for the practice of bedside clinical medicine. This passion continued to develop during my postgraduate training when I did research involving the specialty care management of critically ill patients with lifestyle-related diseases.

I have a very keen interest in the progressive and exciting field of Endocrinology. I have had significant exposure and training in the expert management of common endocrine diseases, Diabetes Mellitus and other lifestyle-related diseases.

As the new full-time Specialist Physician at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital and previously of Rondebosch Medical Centre, I plan to eventually develop my practice into a CDE Centre (Centre for Diabetes Excellence).


  • BSc.
    University of Cape Town

  • MBChBUniversity of Cape Town (2005)

  • MMedUniversity of Stellenbosch (2013)

  • BSc (Med) (Hons)University of Cape Town (1999)

  • FCP (SA)University of Stellenbosch (2013)

Certification & Training

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) –
    by Resuscitation Council of SA

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    by Resuscitation Council of SA

  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
    by Academy of Advanced Life support

    by the Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town

Conferences & Seminars

  • 7th Joint EASD ADA IDF Postgraduate course in the Management of Diabetes (2012)

  • Postgraduate course on Diabetes – Sponsored by CDE (Centre Diabetes and Endocrinology)

  • Master class on oral agent therapy for Diabetes (2013)

  • Postgraduate course on Diabetes – Sponsored by CDE (Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology)

  • Sanofi “Diabetes meeting for Specialists” (2013)

  • Advanced Diabetes Treatment by Novo Nordisk (Cardiff University, Wales, UK) 2013

  • Physicians Conference (Cape Town) 2014

  • Astra-Zeneca Respiratory Symposium (Johannesburg) 2014

  • SEMDSA Meeting (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa) 2014

  • Diabetes and Thyroid Disorders Conference (Rome, Italy) 2014

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