Dr Shehnaaz Akhalwaya

Cape Paediatric Rheumatology is a specialised service for young people with rheumatic diseases.

Cape Paediatric


Meet the team 

From November 2022, Dr Webb will no longer be seeing patients at Cape Paediatric Rheumatology as she prepares to move into her new role as head of Paediatric Rheumatology at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. She will hand over all of her patients do Dr Akhalwaya and work closely with her to ensure that her patients continue to receive their care. Please rest assured that Dr Akhalwaya will have access to your child's notes and results and liase with Dr Webb as necessary to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Akhalwaya is a sub-specialist paediatric rheumatologist who looks after children and young people with arthritis, lupus and many other rheumatic conditions. She trained in paediatrics at the Red Cross Children's Hospital at the University of Cape Town, winning the Robert McDonald award for highest achiever. She went onto complete a post graduate diploma in paediatric nephrology  then paediatric rheumatology subspecialist training at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town.
She aims to provide care to children living with rheumatic diseases in Stellenbosch and Cape Town.  
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South African College of Paediatrics
Paediatric Rheumatology European Society
Paediatric Society of the African League Against Rheumatism

Health Professions Council of South Africa MP0682942



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