The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Prof Brent Tipping

Prof Brent Tipping

MBChB , FCP (SA), Cert Geriatrics (SA), MPhil (Geriatric Medicine)

Prof Tipping is a sub-specialist Geriatrician and Specialist Physician in full-time private academic practice at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC), as well as Head of the division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He completed all of his training in South Africa at the University of Cape Town. Prof Brent Tipping heads up our Geriatric Medicine Unit, that has been part of the WDGMC since 2007. The unit provides comprehensive geriatric assessments and assists patients in the management of various complex physical and cognitive problems associated with the frail older person.

Clinical Focus

  • Dementia
  • Falls
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment And Management
  • Acute In-Patient Geriatric Medicine


  • Geriatrician