Zameer Brey

Doctor, process analyst, Groote Schuur Hospital

Zameer Brey doesn't waste time. After qualifying as a medical doctor, he plunged into an MBA with the single-minded purpose of improving healthcare. His master's thesis evaluated public-private partnerships in local healthcare and won him an international award as the Young Researcher in Africa to boot. He took the award a second time for his PhD research in healthcare operations management. A staunch unionist, Brey joined the Junior Doctors Association of South Africa as a provincial representative four years ago; he is now the group's vice chairperson.His day job is as a process analyst for Groote Schuur Hospital, where he tries to come up with innovative ways to improve hospital efficiency. In one project he cut patient waiting time at the pharmacy from four hours to 55 minutes, using no additional resources or funds. The new target? Reduce the waiting period to a mere 20 minutes. � Faranaaz Parker

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