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Dr Mia Hugo

Dr Mia Hugo

MBChB (UFS), Dip PEC (SA), Dip Obs (SA), MPH (Liv), MBA (Wits), FCRadOnc (SA) MMed RadOnc (Wits)

Dr Mia (neé Erasmus) Hugo works in private practice at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC). A doctor of varied interests earlier in her career, she worked in rural medicine for a few years in rural Mpumalanga and Limpopo, obtaining her diplomas in primary emergency care and obstetrics and participating in the start of the award winning Hlokomela antiretroviral programme, bringing care to farm- and wildlife tourism industry workers. After moving to Johannesburg, she practiced as a general practitioner in Parkview as well as a technical manager for a PEPFAR funded programme focusing on the prevention and care of HIV in sexworkers, and a mobile health programme in the rural Kalahari. With a keen interest in improving health systems, she completed a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration during this time. Increasingly becoming aware of the burden of cancer in the public, NGO and private health sectors both rural and urban, her experiences crystallised a specific interest in cancer care, leading to her specializing as a clinical and radiation oncologist through Wits University, with her MMed focused on neuro-oncology. She has an active interest in research, currently involved with breast and GIT cancer trials. She assists weekly with teaching of registrars as a Wits honorary lecturer and sessional consultant at the Soweto Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.


  • Radiation Oncologist