Internal Medicine

Prof. Nombulelo Magula

Prof. Nombulelo Magula

Academic Leader : Medicine

Contact Details

031 260 4505

Medical School

Research Interests


BSc (UCT),MBChB (Medunsa), FCP(SA),MSc (Tufts,USA), PhD(UKZN)


Magula has been working in the field of TB and HIV since qualifying as a Specialist Physician in 2002. In the past 10 years she led the Adult HIV clinic at King Edward VIII Hospital.

He research interests lie in the field of TB and HIV. Magula graduated with a PhD in Medicine following her thesis titled: “Metabolic Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy in a South African Black Population”.

Her study investigated the prevalence of metabolic complications (dysglycaemia and dyslipidaemia) and body fat distribution patterns associated with HIV infection and compared this with HIV negative controls.

A member of Council of the College of Physicians of South Africa, Magula received an award for best Clinical Oral Presentation at the 2014 49th Congress of the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa.

She also received an award at the 16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases and was invited to present her PhD work at the Emerging African Investigators Symposium.The Medical Research Council of South Africa granted her funding to pursue further research on Metabolic Complications beyond her PhD thesis.