The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Dr Kate Dudgeon

Dr Kate Dudgeon

MBBCh; FCP (SA); Cert Pulmonology (SA)

Dr Dudgeon is a young Pulmonologist with an interest in Critical care, solid organ transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. She is passionate about providing high-quality, evidence-based compassionate medical care to every patient she sees. She completed her specialist training in 2013 and her sub-specialty in Pulmonology in 2016. She then joined the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in 2017 as a Fellow in Critical Care in order to gain access to first world training and expand her knowledge and expertise. She joined the pre-operative assessment clinic, which specialises in optimisation of patients before elective surgery. She has also developed an interest in solid organ transplantation, including lung transplantation, and plans to embark on research into pulmonary arterial hypertension. "I feel I have found the ideal working environment at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, where we provide evidence-based multi-disciplinary care to a wide variety of medical and surgical patients from all parts of the country. Being a referral centre guarantees access to very challenging patients and makes our work both interesting and rewarding. I feel very proud to be working here."

Clinical Focus

  • Pulmonology
  • ICU
  • Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hyperstension
  • Pre-Operative Assessments


  • Lung Function Tests
  • Pre-Operative Assessments
  • Echocardiography


  • Pulmonologist
  • Critical Care