Dr Ilana Johnson


After matriculating from Herschel Girls Senior with an A aggregate, Dr Ilana Johnson received her MBChB from the University of Cape Town in 2007, and completed her internship at Mahatma Gandhi and Addington Hospital Complex in Durban by 2009. She then returned to Cape Town and worked in obstetrics at Mowbray Maternity Hospital for a year before moving to Tygerberg Hospital, and from there into private practice. 

She holds a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and became a Fellow of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2016. She is passionate about all aspects of Women’s Health, and her special interests include high-risk obstetrics and endoscopy. 

Dr Linda Murray


Dr Linda Murray obtained her MBChB from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004. She moved to Cape Town as a medical intern in 2005 and soon made the Cape her home. She worked at Mowbray Maternity Hospital before choosing to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2008, rotating through Groote Schuur Hospital, Mowbray Maternity Hospital, GF Jooste and New Somerset Hospital.  

She became a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2012, winning the Daubenton Medal for outstanding results in her final examinations. She also obtained her Master’s in Medicine from UCT in 2012 and was awarded the SJ Behrman prize for the best dissertation, her topic being teenage pregnancies in the Cape Town Metro area.

Prior to going into private practice Dr Murray worked as a specialist at Tygerberg Hospital for 5 years, with extensive involvement in the obstetric platform and labour ward. She is actively involved in assessing maternal deaths in the Western Cape and looking at labour ward strategies to prevent adverse outcomes. She has co-published several articles and is currently supervising three postgraduate Master’s dissertations through the University of Tygerberg.  She is also involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

Her areas of interest include high-risk obstetrics, labour ward management and safety, research in obstetrics and gynaecology, medical litigation, and adolescent and paediatric gynaecology.

Dr Michael Kleyn

Dr Michael Kleyn obtained his MBChB with honours from the University of Cape Town in 2001, and completed his internship at Barberton Hospital in Mpumalanga, staying for a further 18 months as a Senior Medical Officer in the female surgical ward. Upon his return to Cape Town in 2004 he worked at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Groote Schuur, New Somerset and G.F. Jooste Hospitals for the next 6 years.

He became a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of SA in 2010. During his training he received the Golden Fetus award from UCT for his postgraduate thesis on breech deliveries. His obstetrical interests include high-risk obstetrics and gynaecological endocrinology, especially managing patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dr Jacky Searle


Dr Jacky Searle obtained her MBBCh degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She moved to Cape Town where, after a little time doing paediatrics and working in the UK, she chose to specialise as an obstetrician-gynaecologist. She is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of SA, and has been in private practice at Vincent Palotti Hospital for 18 years.






Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital invites obstetricians to affiliate with us for admission rights and to be placed on our support system. Please contact General Manager Sydney Grové on sydney.grove@omhs.co.za or 021 911 0650. All applications will be presented to the Clinical Governance Committee.