While studying for her Master’s degree, Dr Hart served as a registrar in Groote Schuur Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Department where she learned about holistic patient-centred oncological care, including treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted cancer drugs, and the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to patient treatment. Once a senior registrar, she spent time covering the breast and neuro-oncology clinics as the consultant cover.
She completed her fellowship in Radiation Oncology and her Master’s in Medicine in 2016 and was awarded the South African Clinical and Radiation Oncology (SACRO) medal for the highest academic achievement in the final Clinical Oncology examinations.
Dr Hart was then employed in private practice at Cancercare, in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs for three years.
Prior to working in private practice, she lectured at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is still involved with lecturing at UCT and is an Honorary Lecturer in this department.
It was in 2021 that she teamed up with Dr Dalmeyer at Southern Oncology thereby realising her dream of having a private practice with like-minded oncologist.
Dr Hart has a special interest in breast, gynaecological, lung and skin malignancies. As she is passionate about staying abreast with the latest research in oncology to provide the best patient care, she regularly participates in conferences and presentations in these fields. She also serves on the steering committee of the Cape Town Breast Cancer Forum, a group of doctors who wish to promote the best-practice treatment of breast cancer. She regularly chairs these forum meetings which assists doctors to provide the best care for breast cancer patients across the Western Cape and further afield.
She has a special interest in advanced radiotherapy planning techniques, in particular stereotactic radiotherapy which led to her undertaking the ESTRO Stereotactic radiotherapy course in 2020. This has allowed her to confidently treat patients with stereotactic radiotherapy, which she truly believes is practice-changing in the field of oncology.
Dr Hart most enjoys getting to know her patients and their families well and be present with them through their journey with their cancer diagnosis and treatment.