Dr. Ashmika Gokhul

Pr No. 068 0109 | MP No. 066 3549

Specialist Paediatrician | MBChB (University of KwaZulu Natal), DCH (SA), FCPAED (SA), MMED (University of KwaZulu Natal)

Dr Ashmika Gokhul is a specialist paediatrician @ Life The Crompton Hospital & Netcare St Augustine's Hospital Durban. She also has admission rights at Life Westville and Netcare Parklands Hospitals.

She qualified as a Medical Doctor in 2006 at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine , UKZN. During this time she was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s largest honour society that connect high-achieving individuals locally, regionally & globally with lifetime opportunity, reward & success. The Society focuses on academic excellence, leadership development and community service.

She realised her passion for Paediatrics during her 2-year internship training at R K Khan Hospital , Durban in 2007 and 2008.

She then served 1 year of Community Service at a rural Community Health Centre in Sundumbili , Ilembe District in 2009.

Thereafter Dr Gokhul worked as Paediatric Medical officer at Stanger Hospital and R K Khan Hospital for a year before joining the Registrar programme in 2011 to realise her dream and specialise in Paediatrics.

After 4 years of speciality training at all the major Durban Regional/Tertiary/Quaternary Hospitals - Dr Gokhul Qualified as a Specialist Paediatrician in 2014.

Dr Gokhul worked at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Inkhosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban for 3 months before joining the consultant team at Stanger Hospital, ILembe district. It was during this time that Dr Gokhul completed her Masters In Medicine , 2016.

After just over 2 years as a specialist paediatrician in the Public sector Dr Gokhul entered into Private Practice. She is currently practising at Life The Crompton Hospital full time and uses the sessional suites at Netcare St Augutine's Hospital.

Services provided by the practice include (but not limited to) the following :

  • Management of all acute and chronic general paediatric or neonatal conditions
  • Newborn attendance and care (Caesarean sections/NVD)
  • Preventative care consults (including vaccinations, growth and developmental assessments)
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care

Publications

Iatrogenic medication errors in a paediatric intensivecare unit in Durban, South Africa

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