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Helmuth Reuter is a professor of internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He is currently the Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Stellenbosch University. Prior to this, he was the director of the Winelands Rheumatology and Winelands Medical Research Centres in Stellenbosch. He studied medicine at Stellenbosch University and thereafter specialised in internal medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, and infectious diseases. His PhD was on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of large pericardial effusions allowing research in the fields of HIV, tuberculosis, connective tissue diseases, and cardiology. He is a member of the American Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a former winner of the MM Suzman medal for the best candidate in the FCP internal medicine examination. His main research interests are the therapeutic management of systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory arthritides, and the optimisation of anti-tuberculous therapies in adults and children. His research includes community-based intervention studies, randomised clinical trials, clinical and laboratory-based drug-drug interaction studies, and pharmacokinetic studies. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and six chapters in books. He has also contributed as a speaker at many national and international conferences.