The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Ms Elzette Gilfillan

Ms Elzette Gilfillan

BSc (Hons), MSc (Med) Molecular and Cellular Biology, MSc (Med) Genetic Counselling

Elzette is a registered Genetic Counsellor at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). She consults in both Private and State health care systems in Johannesburg, with patients and families who have, or are at risk of, genetic conditions. She also has a joint appointment as a Lecturer in the Division of Human Genetics, at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), where she lecturers and trains students and interns in the Division. Elzette's areas of interest include prenatal counselling, adult genetic counselling and creating genetic counselling awareness. She has a passion for working in the field and has been involved in outreach programmes to East London and the Northern Cape.

Clinical Focus

  • Prenatal Genetic Counselling
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Cystic Fobrosis
  • Haemophilia
  • Inherited Cancer Syndromes


  • Genetic Counselling


  • Genetic Counsellor