n South African Medical Journal - Edward John (Ed) Immelman : obituaries

Volume 103, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Ed Immelman's (1938 - 2013) education and professional training were marked by success and awards. Matriculating from Rondebosch Boys High School at 16, he studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, where he was awarded scholarships and a class medal for the best student in the third and fourth years, passing his final MB ChB degree with honours and distinctions. Choosing surgery as his career, he trained at Groote Schuur Hospital, achieving his South African Surgical Fellowship examination in 1966, and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1968.

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