Welcome Dr. King and Dr. Mtyapi-Nyaka to the MMed (Psychiatry) programme.
Dr. Adyan J. King
Dr. King completed his MBChB at Stellenbosch University, his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital, and his community service at Eerste River Hospital. During his time at Eerste River Hospital, his passion for mental health was discovered given the high-pressured district service. Dr. King then moved to a contract position at Stikland Hospital for one year in the Geriatrics Unit before he joined the Psychiatry Unit at Karl Bremer Hospital. Dr. King joined the MMed (Psych) programme at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University in August 2021. Dr. King hopes to use his interest in mental health to advocate for underserved populations and to increase mental health awareness in the general public.
Dr. Portia P. Mtyapi-Nyaka
Dr. Mtyapi-Nyaka completed her MBChB at Walter Sisulu University at Mthamtha in the Eastern Cape and her internship at Newcastle Provincial Hospital in KwaZulu Natal. She then worked as a Medical Officer in Psychiatry at Komani Psychiatric Hospital and Fort England Hospital in the Eastern Cape. In 2020 she moved to the Western Cape where she worked at Stikland Hospital (1 year) and Groote Schuur Hospital, ward C22 (5 months) before joining the MMed (Psych) programme at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University in August 2021.
My interest in Psychiatry: “As I grew up in a deep rural village of the Eastern Cape it touched me how mentally ill people are stigmatized, the lack of information about mental health services, and the limited resources available. When I started working in Psychiatry as a Medical Officer, I found it interesting the difference that Psychiatric treatment makes in improving the health of a patient. This motivated me to go out acquire more knowledge in this field.”
Dr. Mtyapi-Nyaka is originally from Tsomo in the Eastern Cape, is married to Dr. Nyaka, and is blessed with 2 beautiful girls, Unako (7 years old) and Lelo (2 years old). She enjoys reading motivational books and listening to music.