#MashuduTshifularo and a Team Perform First Ever Surgery to Cure Deafness in South Africa

#MashuduTshifularo and a team of surgeons at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa recently

performed the first ever transplant surgery to cure deafness.


#MashuduTshifularo is a South African educator and medical specialist. He led the first team in the

world to use 3D-printed bones for reconstructive middle ear implants in 2019 at the University

of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital. As a lay pastor, he has also published several books.

He was Born1964.

Mashudu Tshifularo and Team of Surgeons

Tshifularo is the head of the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery at

the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the University of Pretoria, and started developing this

technology during his PhD studies. He and his team at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria

performed the first transplant on 13 March. The endoscopic procedures lasted approximately 2 hours.

The first patient was a 40 year old with accidental trauma damage and the other was a 62 year old born

with a middle ear issue and a history of failed interventions.



Mashudu Tshifularo and team during surgery
Mashudu Tshifularo During Surgery



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