Dr Joanne Pottow, a Reproductive Medicine Specialist, is passionate about providing high quality, individualised patient care for each and every person she treats.
She completed her specialist training through the University of Cape Town as well as a Reproductive qualification through the University of Valencia Spain and has a special interest in recurrent implantation failure, low ovarian reserve, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She is an eager promoter of egg freezing, evidenced by her masters topic from the University of Valencia, Spain being Female Fertility Preservation. She has also completed the level 2 of the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical training, the GESEA program of the European Academy of Gynaecological Surgery.
Her Gynaecology and Obstetrician qualification was obtained through the University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa. She achieved her first M. Med through the University of the Witwatersrand with a study on second-hand smoke exposure rates in Soweto’s pregnant women and was selected to present this research at the Wits Research Day as well as the annual South African Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Meeting.
Before becoming a gynaecologist, Joanne obtained a B.Sc. through the University of Port Elizabeth followed by a PDM from the Wits Business School. This led to a marketing career as a product manager at L’Oréal South Africa. She thoroughly enjoyed all that the corporate world had to offer, but was drawn back to her medical roots and it was at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital where she remained for many years, that her passion for obstetrics and gynaecology developed.
She is a member of a number of professional bodies including The Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG).
Joanne keeps an active life with her husband, beautiful daughter and wonderful extended family. She considers herself a nature lover and a beginner birder.
* Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Port Elizabeth.
* Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Wits Business School.
* MBBCh, University of Witwatersrand
* Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FCOG (SA)
* M. Med (O&G) University of Witwatersrand
* Cert Reproductive Medicine (Valencia, Spain)
* Cert Reproductive Medicine (SA), College of Medicine