neurosurgeon in Johannesburg

Welcome to Dr Mfundisi Practice

We are based in Johannesburg at Life Brenthurst Hospital and Busamed Modderfontein Hospital. We provide care for all neurosurgical conditions including emergencies in adults and children. We wish to be of service to you when you need us the most.

Meet Dr Mfundisi

Dr Coceka Mfundisi is a Specialist Neurosurgeon at Life Brenthurst and Busamed in Modderfontein. She also works in this capacity at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, with a specific interest in paediatric neurosurgey.

She graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She completed training as a Specialist Neurosurgeon with the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and became an Admitted Fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa. She further holds a Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery from the University of Pretoria. Dr Mfundisi became the first woman to qualify as a neurosurgeon from the University of Pretoria in its more than 100 year history. She is the second black woman to be admitted as a fellow of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa.

She currently serves as a member of RAF Appeal Tribunal at the HPCSA. She is also a member of the Golden Lions Rugby Club Medical Committee. Her other notable achievements include:

  • Serving as a test match Neurosurgeon: Springbok vs France 24/07/17
  • Recipient of the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Award
  • Published author of a scientific paper, published in South African Medical Journal
Meet The Team
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Dr Coceka Mfundisi

Meet The Team

Yena Dondashe
Practice Manager

Accounting graduate from Nelson Mandela University.

Yena holds extensive experience in business strategy, relationship management and business operations, owing to her previous roles as a business strategist, auditor and community liaison officer at several firms.

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Dumisani Mabhena client relations lead Dr Mfundisi neurosurgeon in Johannesburg

Dumisani Mabhena
Client Relations Lead

Business Studies graduate from the University Stirling, Scotland.

Having previously run his own manufacturing business and then worked as a leading property broker, Dumisani is an adept salesman. He currently serves as the business development lead, providing expertise and oversight on all growth endeavors.

Messages from patients and families

Dear Dr Mfundisi. Today 1 year ago you saved my life. And here I am with zero complications due to your brilliant work. Thank you. God bless you.
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Enkosi doctor yhoo. God bless you more. Bendifuna ubonga nje.
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Doctor, safely reached Mumbai. Thank you so much for all the help. It was our pleasure to bring my mom under you and your treatment.
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Dear Dr Mfundisi. I really don't know how to thank you for saving *** life. I have no words. *** is our world. Thank you so very much.
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Carving a place in man's world of neurosurgery

Dr Coceka Mfundisi is the fifth black women in South Africa to qualify as a neurosurgeon.

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South Africa giraffe attack, victims on the mend

"I'm pleasantly surprised on how well they have both done considering their injuries," Dr. Mfundisi told ABC News.

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EC-born neurosurgeon encourages graduands to specialise

Dr Mfundisi spoke at the WSU Graduation ceremony in 2015.

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Newspaper Articles

The youngest neurosurgeon in Africa hails from E Cape (2017).

Dr Ncumisa Jilata - Mthatha-born Jilata, 29, is among the new batch of fellows for the Council of Neurosurgeons of South Africa

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University of Cape Town professor takes his own life

"A humble teacher who was always gentle and never needed to show aggression to us those he taught." - Dr Mfundisi on Dr Bongani Mayosi

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