Professor Bonga Chiliza

Professor Bongani Chiliza


Prof Bonga Chiliza



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Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

Research Interests

Schizophrenia, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Health Services Research, and Medical Education


Head of  Department-Psychiatry


Bonga Chiliza is an Associate Professor/Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He completed his medical degree and psychiatry specialization at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and his PhD at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include schizophrenia, consultation-liaison psychiatry, health services and medical education. He is the Deputy Editor of the South African Journal of Psychiatry, as well as the President-Elect of the South African Society of Psychiatrists. Prof Chiliza has received a number of awards including the Hamilton Naki Clinical Research Fellowship and the CINP Rafaelsen Young Investigators Award. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has also served on a number of NGO Boards, including the SA YMCA and Life Choices. He is one of the Founding Directors of Harambee Medical Consulting and African Global Mental Health Institute.

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