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MEN WITH MOMENTUM: Dr Johan Jordaan

Dr Johan Jordaan is currently in full time private practice at Life Rosepark Hospital as a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and an Intensive Care Specialist. He is a part-time cardiothoracic surgery and critical care senior lecturer at the University of the Free State and is actively involved in research in the department. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Central University of Technology in clinical technology.

In his free time he loves to do trail and road running, and he enjoys drinking “a beautiful” Bordeaux on a Saturday evening.

Dr Jordaan loves to teach and draws energy from the successes of his students. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour. Therefore I surround myself with positive and driven people who are as committed as I am.”

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Looking back at the past year, Dr Jordaan says he was fortunate enough to participate in international conferences. He delivered three invited international presentations and co-authored three published papers. “I was able to make a positive contribution during the pandemic by working in the Covid-19 ICU in Life Rosepark Hospital and by serving on the task team at the Hospital.”

In 2021, he also completed the Ultra-Trail Cape Town and the Ultra-Trail Drakensberg 100 mile trail run and qualified for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc that takes place in France in August this year.

He believes trail running, pushing himself to the point where he wants to give up, extreme sports, mountaineering and being able to summit some of the highest peaks in the world and ultimately pushing his body to the point of exhaustion contributes to his overall success.

Details:

Life Rosepark Hospital, Fichardt Park; 051 522 0051

Text: JUSTINE FORTUIN

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