After obtaining my medical degree in 1995 at the University of Cape Town, I moved to Pietermaritzburg, where I completed my internship at Edendale Hospital. I stayed at Edendale for a further two years, successfully passing diplomas in Child Health and Anaesthetics. I then ventured north to Jersey, Channel Islands, where I worked in both the Paediatric and Anaesthetics Departments. I returned to South Africa to undergo my anaesthetic registrar training, initially in Durban, before completing my studies in Cape Town. Shortly thereafter, I travelled to Sydney, Australia, where I do a Paediatric Anaesthetic Fellowship in 2006/ 2007. Subsequent to my Australian experience, I have also worked in the United Kingdom, gaining further anaesthetic experience there.
I am proudly South African, however, and have always returned to my roots. I am currently in private practice in Cape Town, and also perform regular sessions at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. My anaesthetic interests include paediatric anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, as well as anaesthesia for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Interests outside of medicine include spending time with my family, as well as surfing, running and hiking. Living in Cape Town means that the Mother City’s gastronomic delights cannot be ignored either!
“Hails from Belgium where he also qualified as medical doctor. Specialised at the University of Cape Town. Loves his mother country’s chocolates, his job and classical music. This order is random. The chocolates do score high though.”
Milton Raff is a Specialist Anaesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician. Included among other positions he has held is the President of the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists and The President of Painsa. He is actively involved in ongoing medical education and travels extensively as an invited speaker at international and local medical conferences. Dr. Raff is the author of many peer-reviewed international and local medical publications and is currently the Editor of the South African Pain journal.