The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Dr Greg Jonsson

Dr Greg Jonsson

MBChB (Pretoria); FCPsych (SA); MMed (Psych) (Wits)

Dr. Greg Jonsson qualified as a doctor in 1999 and went on to specialize in Psychiatry at the University of Witwatersrand. He achieved his Fellowship from the College of Medicine in 2006 and his MMed from Wits University in 2009. Dr. Jonsson started the Luthando Neuropsychiatry and HIV clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) in 2008, primarily serving the needs of mentally ill patients with HIV. Here specialist psychiatrists were trained to administer ART to mentally ill patients and to ensure all their needs, both medical and psychiatric were dealt with at one facility. That model of care has since been replicated at other hospitals in Gauteng. Dr. Jonsson concurrently established a transgender clinic at CHBAH which he continues to run on a sessional basis. A specialist panel interviews patients and helps them to navigate the journey of transitioning to their identified gender. Dr Jonsson started the sub specialist Neuropsychiatry programme at the Wits University in conjunction with the University of British Columbia, Canada. He was grandfathered into the Neuropsychiatry sub specialty in 2015. Dr Jonsson has a keen interest in research and has written and published a number of papers in both local and international peer reviewed journals. He has published a chapter on Mental Health and HIV in the Oxford text book of Psychiatry for Southern Africa, which is to be used in undergraduate studies. Dr. Jonsson is currently in full time practice at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, where he has a keen interest in continuing teaching and establishing the sub specialty of Neuropsychiatry.

Clinical Focus

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • HIV And Mental Illness
  • Transgender Psychiatry
  • MSM And Mental Health


  • Psychiatrist