Dr Ian Koller
Dr Koller obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 2001 and completed internship at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 2002. Community service was completed at Mosvold Hospital, Northern Kwa Zulu- Natal in 2003. It was during this time that Dr Koller’s interest in orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery in particular was fueled by the visiting consultants who gave of their time to provide specialist skills to the rural environment.
After working in the UK, Dr Koller returned to Cape Town in 2007 to complete his post graduate specialization in orthopaedics at the University of Cape Town. From 2012 to 2014 Dr Koller was a consultant in the department of orthopaedics and worked in the Martin Singer Hand Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital.
Currently Dr Koller practices hand surgery at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and forms part of the orthopaedic and hand surgery emergency on call service at the hospital. He continues to work in the Martin Singer Hand Unit at Groote Schuur and is actively involved in teaching and research within the unit.
Dr Koller is an active member of the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand (SASSH) and presents research papers at various national conferences. In 2014 he won the Stratmed prize for best original research paper and in 2017 won the OrthoExact prize for best research paper at the annual SASSH congress.