After several years of practice in ophthalmology, urology, general surgery and neurology in South Africa and the UK, he gained an MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore. Management consulting at Monitor Group preceded specialisation as a neurosurgeon at the University of Cape Town. A practicing academic neurosurgeon with a keen interest in pituitary disease, David specialises in skull base and endoscopic surgeries.

Cape Town neurosurgeon Dr David Roytkowski has been appointed to the Council of the Medical Protection Society.

He is a consultant specialist at Tygerberg and Christiaan Barnard Memorial hospitals, a fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa and an executive member of the Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa. MPS is the world’s leading, not-for-profit, protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. It has been proudly supporting South African healthcare professionals for over 60 years and today has over 30,000 members across the country. It has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The Council of MPS is focused on setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation and has substantial clinical membership and input. It approves the group’s values, strategic plans and annual budget. Council members lend their expertise and insights, including on the issues facing healthcare professions, and drive much of the work MPS does on behalf of members.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Roytowski said: “I am delighted to be joining MPS Council. I am looking forward to working with their wide range of medical, dental, legal and financial experts from around the world and to contributing my understanding of the local healthcare environment and the pressures that healthcare professions in South Africa face.”

Dr Ian Eardley, Chair of the Medical Protection Society, said: “MPS is fortunate to have secured such an eminent and respected healthcare leader to take up this vital role on our Council. We are proud to have a new Council member based in South Africa. Alongside our teams working across the country, David will help to ensure that MPS is closely connected to members and continues to act in their best interest. David’s experience and knowledge of the local healthcare environment will be of great benefit to the Council and to the MPS membership as a whole.”