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Dr. Ncoza Dlova
Prof. Ncoza Dlova

Chair and Head of Dermatology
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
Durban, South Africa

Prof Ncoza Dlova, is the Head of Dermatology, Full Professor and the Dean of the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM), UKZN, Durban,South Africa.

She has many accolades and leadership awards behind her name and is the first African Medical School Dean in the 73yrs of the school.

She is a well published dermatologist with an interest in Ethnic skin and Hair , Global Health , and Medical Education. She has more than 135 scientific publications, and is a “B” National Research Foundation( NRF) rated researcher, which speaks to her impactful research which is recognised both locally and internationally.

She is a member of numerous international dermatology boards and societies and has numerous awards to her name. She has been invited as guest speaker in numerous countries, and is a member of the prestigious American Dermatology Association (ADA) and Recipient of the Maria Duran award from the International Society of Dermatology (ISD). She is the board member of the International League of Dermatology Society (ILDS) and represents Africa as the first fully elected African representative in the 89yrs since it was established .In 2022 she received the excellence award for bridging relationships between the university and society. In 2023 she received the Living Legends award for her Extraordinary contribution to UKZN and devotion to humanity.

Recently in Feb 2024 she has been awarded:

  • Gold Award by the South African Medical Research Council(SAMRC ) for her excellent contribution to research in SA.
  • “Fellowship in arts and sciences award “from the South African medical association(SAMA) for her sterling contribution to health and research in SA.