Dr Dagmar Whitaker obtained S.E.G. in 1982 (summa cum laude)
M.D at the University of Frankfurt (cum laude). 1983
Worked in internal Medicine from 1984 – 1989.
Registrar in Dermatology at the University of Stellenbosch from 1990 – 1994.
During 1994 Light Therapy training at the Department of Dermatology University of Munich, Germany. M.Med. Derm – University of Stellenbosch 1994
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In private practice in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa since1994.
Memberships | Leadership
Registrars Prize for Best Congress presentation
Publication in Journal of Skin-Diseases (RSA) and CME journal(RSA)
Hautarzt Publication (2004): Author of the Melanoma Guidelines for South Africa.
Co-Author of the Psoriasis Guidelines for South Africa
Actively involved in skin cancer awareness campaigns (lectures at schools, publications in the lay press, radio interviews, TV / video production) in collaboration with UNEP as well as Ministry of Environmental Affairs (United Nations Environmental Program, Ozone Office).
Actively involved in CME programmes (lectures to GP’s and Pharmacists).
Local congress presentations:
1-2 Congress presentations (RSA) per year,on skincancer,melanoma, Vitiligo including PDT workshops.
International congress presentations:
Congress Presentation on PDT at the EADV 2004.
Congress Presentation on Melanoma management at the World Melanoma conference in Vienna 2009
Invited speaker on Melanoma around the world Melanoma conference Hamburg 2013
Invited faculty member of the World skincancer congress ,Edinburgh 2014
Invited Speaker at Skincancer congress in Suzdal, Russia 2015
Congress president and speaker at the first World Melanoma Society conference in Cape Town 2017
Invited speaker at the International Summer Academy Munich 2017
Invited Speaker Melanoma Conference Rio de janeiro August 2018
Invited speaker (Pleanary Lecture) Europeoan Dermato-Oncology conference Barcelona nov 2018
President of the Melanoma Society South Africa
Vice president of the Melanoma World Society
Vice president Woman in Dermatology Society South Africa
Immediate Past President Dermatological Society South Africa
Member of Advisory Boards (Biologicals combined committee, Roche, Aspen, Adcock Ingram, Novartis)