Ncoza Dlova, MBChB, FCDerm, PhD

Ncoza Dlova, MBChB, FCDerm, PhD

Dean of the School of Clinical Medicine and Head of the Dermatology Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

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Ncoza Dlova, MBChB, FCDerm, PhD, is the dean of the School of Clinical Medicine and head of the Dermatology Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. She is the only female dean among the nine medical schools deans, and one of the first African female dermatologists in South Africa. She has trained and mentored more than 40 dermatologists, many of whom have started and are heading well-established successful public hospital skin clinics. She is an internationally acclaimed dermatologist, and well recognized in South Africa and Africa at large, with a PhD focusing on ethnic skin and hair. She has many accolades and awards behind her name; recently she was awarded a leadership award as the Best Dean Leader in her college. She has published more than 85 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, and is a National Research Foundation-rated researcher with more than 15 chapters in international dermatology textbooks and two dermatology books that depict and are relevant to South Africans and Black skin. She is a member of numerous international dermatology boards and societies including Global Psoriasis Atlas, International Eczema Society, Skin of Color Society in the USA, African Hair and International Hair Groups. She has been invited as guest speaker in more than 30 countries. She is the member of the American Dermatology Association and recipient of the 2019 Maria Duran award from the International Society of Dermatology. In 2019, she received numerous awards for her leadership as the first African dean at the School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN. She represents Africa as an associate member of the board of the International League of Dermatology Society, the largest body of dermatology societies in the world

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