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Dale Cilliers - SynNovator

Dale Cilliers is a medical practitioner.  He has a keen interest in problem solving, creativity and innovation. He enjoys working with groups to facilitate new thinking.  He has a passion for education and public speaking, and regularly addresses colleagues and community groups on a range of current topics. He aims to make a difference, which is evident in the success of his chosen ventures.  Dale's ability to challenge entrenched paradigms facilitates much needed debate, providing practical measures to depart from outdated norms.  

Dale qualified as a medical doctor through Stellenbosch University in 2001. Following the mandatory internship and community service, Dale accepted a full time position in the department of internal medicine at Eersterivier District Hospital.

In 2005, Dale joined the flagship of the Mediclinic hospital group, Panorama Hospital, as medical officer in the emergency centre.  He was promoted to Head of the emergency centre in 2007, and he filled this position until March 2015. During this time, Dale served as a member of the greater hospital management team, acquiring valuable insight into the complex and dynamic world of private health care in South Africa. His responsibilities not only included the clinical and administrative management of the emergency centre, but also extended into the co-ordinating of the hospital's response to major incidents and disasters.

Dale's passion for the elderly has seen him most recently partnering with Cape View Rehabilitation Hospital in Goodwood, where he is employed part-time as rehabilitation medical practitioner.  He is currently also intimately involved in remote medicine, managing the South African emergency medical support service to United Healthcare Global.