East Coast Oncology specialises in the treatment of all solid tumour and chronic haematological cancers (CML, CLL & Lymphoma), along the Kwazulu-Natal South Coast.

Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld

Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld is a clinical oncologist. This means he is a specialist in the field of medical oncology (chemo & targeted agents) and radiation oncology (radiotherapy & brachytherapy). He was born in the Free state, schooled in Johannesburg, studied medicine in Stellenbosch, specialized in Cape Town and currently stays in Durban. It’s no surprise that he is a jack of all trades. He consults in the private and state sector, and manages to fit in an occasional game of golf, social tennis on Saturdays and downtime with his wife and 2 children. The pursuit of a well-balanced life is one of his main priorities as he believes this will improve his quality and quantity of care to his patients.

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Sister Leshnee Govender

Sister Leshnee Govender is ECO’s chemo sister and clinical manager. In addition, she is well equipped to do a vast array of administrative duties like getting authorisations from medical aid, booking scans, arranging admissions, sending scripts etc. She worked in Netcare Kingsway as a shift leader of a medical ward and also worked in the emergency unit before being head hunted to start ECO in 2017 together with Dr van Jaarsveld. It’s immediately evident from the start that she cares deeply for any patient and family member of ECO.

Tamara Moodley

Tamara Moodley is our Chief Operating Officer and she does it with style! With a background in chemical engineering, hospitality and medical practice management, she is well suited to take ECO to the next level. She is also the CRA (Clinical research assistant) for ECO NTC but will be based with Leshnee at ECO's headquarters at Kingsway hospital, Amanzimtoti.

Athol Brokensha

Athol Brokensha is our Operations Manager, you will recognise him as the guy with a coffee mug in his hand! Coming from a project management, implementation and production background, he has oversite of facilities, research and maintenance. This husband and father of two cares deeply for people and the diversity and culture this beautiful country has to offer.

Athol will be based at our trial centre in Overport (East Coast Oncology - Novel Therapy Centre). Welcome to the team!

(+27) 031 035 0213
between 08:00 & 16:00
on weekdays


Suite G6
Ground floor
Kingsway hospital

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