Southern Oncology – Cape Town Oncology

Southern Oncology opened its doors in 2020 and was born out of the dream to provide holistic cancer treatment to patients and to partner with them on the road to recovery.

Holistic cancer treatment ensures all a patient’s needs are taken care of. It includes the cancer treatment plan; psychological, emotional and family support; management of the side effects of treatment and assisting the patient with any medical concerns.

The specialist cancer treatment practice, which operates from the well-known Vincent Pallotti Hospital in the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands, is headed by two female oncologists, Dr Lisa Dalmeyer and Dr Heide Hart.

Drs Hart and Dalmeyer attended university together and decided to team up in a practice because of their common values and a shared vision in their approach to the treatment of cancer patients.

Dr Lisa Dalmeyer – Oncologist

Dr Lisa Dalmeyer’s interest in helping others began in school where she dedicated time to community service and charitable works and this interest led to her serving as president of the Rotary Club, an organisation focused on community upliftment.

After matriculating with top marks from Theodor Herzl School in Port Elizabeth, she went on to study medicine at the University of Cape Town and graduated in 2007 as a medical doctor. She also holds a Diploma in Child Health from the College of Medicine of South Africa.

She completed her two-year internship at Free State Academic Hospital where she gained valuable experience working across a range of disciplines including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Anaesthesiology. After her internship, she completed her community service year at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London.


Dr Heide Hart – Oncologist

Dr Heide Hart grew up in Pretoria, matriculated from Pretoria Girls High School in 1999 and received her MBChB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2005.

She completed her internship at Johannesburg’s Tembisa Hospital gaining experience in surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthetics and orthopaedics. For her community service year, she stayed on at Tembisa Hospital as a medical officer in the Department of Surgery.

Thereafter, followed a three-year stint in medical marketing at pharmaceutical giant Roche while she also worked as a locum in various emergency units in Johannesburg. At Roche, she started out as a Medical Advisor in the field of Renal and Transplant medicine, but moved across to its Oncology division.

Although she always had a desire to help patients, she had not found the correct field in medicine until she discovered that Oncology would allow her to pursue innovative medical treatments, as well as allow her to make a real difference in the lives of her patients.