Alexander von Klemperer
University: University of Cape Town
Current/Recent Course: Medicine and Surgery
Alex is a medical doctor with a keen interest in neurology, who plans to study Neuroscience at Oxford. After matriculating as dux student from Kearsney college he attended medical school at the University of Capetown. He graduated with first-class honours, winning a number of subject prizes. He recently completed his internship at Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital. He is focused on clinical research, having worked on projects in both the Hatter cardiovascular laboratory and the stroke unit at Grooteschuur hospital. He continues to drive research intended to inform clinical practice. Throughout medical school he devoted much time to SHAWCO, a student run health clinic and remains passionate about projects promoting wellness in South Africa. In his spare time he enjoys running,cycling and is a voracious reader.