Ebrahim joined the Matley Partnership as a specialist colorectal surgeon with international training in laparoscopy from both Amsterdam and Notthingham. He is a Capetonian who matriculated from Livingstone High School, and completed his MBChB at UCT in 2002.
He completed his internship in Durban, where he met his wife Khatija, and completed his community service in Khayelitsha, including an additional year there with Medicin Sans Frontier, rolling out their antiretroviral program.
After two years of surgery in the UK, he completed his specialist training in Cape Town, obtaining his FCS in 2013. During this time he was awarded the MMed degree from UCT for his dissertation “Systems delays in Breast Cancer”. He gained a broad experience in general surgery before two years of sub-speciality training in the colorectal unit at Groote Schuur. In 2016 he was awarded the Specialist Certificate in Surgical Gastroenterology.
In 2017, he was awarded the SASES travelling fellowship to work with internationally renowned colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon, Professor Willem Bemelman, at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. Thereafter he completed his year abroad as a colorectal fellow, in Nottingham, UK. This is a busy unit with 10 colorectal surgeons providing the full range of colorectal specialist services. During this time he gained invaluable experience in advanced laparoscopy for inflammatory bowel disease and cancer surgery, which are his specific interests, and he is currently accruing UK robotic credentialing.
Ebrahim is one of a handful of accredited specialist colorectal surgeons in the Western Cape, adding this expertise to the GIT team at Matley and Partners.
He is married to Khatija, a full time Obstetrician & Gynaecologist consultant at Groote Schuur Hospital, and they have two children. He is a golfer, family man and enjoys travelling at home and abroad.