“…Put your head down, focus on where you want to go, and put in the hours, put in the hard work and obtain your goal. No one will be able to hold you back if you are prepared to put in the hard work…” – Dr Lizle Oosthuizen OK ’01
August is Women’s Month and what better way to truly celebrate it than by touching base with a few notable women in our very own Kingswood family.
During the month of August we have been showcasing Kingswoodian alumni who achieved exceptionally in various spheres since leaving school.
As we begin to bring this series to a close, this penultimate profile is on Dr Lizle Oosthuizen (OK ’01).
Dr Lizle Oosthuizen grew up in Grahamstown and attended Kingswood College from the age of four until she matriculated in 2001.
She then went to Cape Town where she completed her undergraduate medical studies at the University of Cape Town in 2007. After returning to the Eastern Cape to do her internship years at Port Elizabeth and in Makhanda, she was accepted to a specialist training post for Obstetrics Gynaecology at UCT.
Her keen interest in Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology culminated in her undertaking a Master’s degree which looked at the effects of lifestyle factors on male fertility. Her research in this field won the prize for the best gynaecological research project in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Lizle is now part of fellowship programme at the University of Cape Town and has completed not, only her sub-specialisation in Reproductive Medicine, but has also become a doctor of Philosophy in Medicine.
She is also involved in a successful practice Cape Fertility and her special interests include fertility, endocrinology, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
When Lizle is not working in her busy practise, she enjoys photography, music and travel.