Posts By: Dr Clive Pettipher

Dr Clive Pettipher

Dr Clive Pettipher is a leading expert in the field of Arthritis and Rheumatology and established Cape Arthritis and Rheumatology in 2015 in the iconic Busamed Hospital.

He qualified as a specialist physician in Johannesburg in 1998 and rheumatologist in 2000. He completed his fellowship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, acquiring invaluable training.

He started a private practice at Wilgeheuwel Hospital in 2001 until 2014 in rheumatology. He ran a large biologics clinic with over 200 patients on these life changing therapies. His ongoing special interests include the following
• research in biological therapies in South Africa and currently manages the South African Biologics Registry (SABIO).
• Musculoskeletal imaging - ultrasound of tendons and joints related to rheumatology - trained overseas by the European League Against Rheumatism.

He is honored to be a recent president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association (SARAA) during which time he published the South African Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: 'An algorithm for the standard of care in 2013', SAMJ.

He has also published various articles on tuberculosis in international journals and was awarded the Solly Herwitz academic prize for his research and the best MMed in 2000 at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently an advisory board member for Roche, Abbvie and Jansen Pharmaceuticals.

SARAA | Risk of Tuberculosis in Biologic Users for Rheumatic Diseases

By on November 8, 2017

Clive Pettipher and Romela Benitha present the following Study: Risk of Tuberculosis in Biologic Users for Rheumatic Diseases.


South African recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: An algorithm for the standard of care in 2013

By on November 25, 2015

Home » Archives for Dr Clive PettipherRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease, which, if treated inadequately, leads to irreversible joint damage, resulting in deformities, disability and premature mortality. The disease occurs worldwide and affects approximately 1% of the

A prospective study of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in South African rheumatoid arthritis patients

By on November 13, 2015

Home » Archives for Dr Clive Pettipher Abstract Objective: To quantify primary and secondary anti-tumour necrosis factor inadequate response (aTNF-IR) and intolerance in South Africans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 1 year. Methods: Rheumatologists from nine independent private practices monitored