South Africa
Dean of Dental Faculty, Western Cape University
SDL-6 (2012)

Prof Yusuf Osman

Yusuf Osman completed his dental training at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 1978.  He was the first recipient of the Gold Medal of the South African Dental Association awarded at UWC.  After spending six years in a general practice he completed a specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at UWC.  He was then awarded a British Council Research Fellowship to spend some time with Prof Richard Elderton at Bristol Dental School. In 2000 he successfully completed the Hospital Leadership programme at the University of Cape Town and in 2001 he was awarded the Honours Bachelors in Business and Administration degree by the University of Stellenbosch.  In 2004 he was awarded the Master of Business Administration (MBA) also by the University of Stellenbosch.  In 2009 he was awarded the Oliver Tambo Fellowship and also received the Post-graduate diploma in Health Management from the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the Medical and Dental Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and also serves as chair of the Post-graduate Education and Training Committee of the Board. His current position is that of Dean/Manager of the Dental Faculty and the Oral Health Centres of the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.