Dr Brenda Kubheka

Dr Brenda Kubheka (MBChB, Dip Proj Mngt., PDBA, MBA)is a health professional, researcher, and health advocate. As the Managing Director and co-founder of Health IQ Consulting, she specializes in clinical risk management, research, and healthcare ethics. Her educational background includes a medical degree from MEDUNSA, an MBA from GIBS, and additional qualifications and certificates in Media and Medicine and Clinical ethics from Harvard University. Currently, she is in her second year of the Masters in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.

With a diverse range of experiences in both private and public health sectors, Dr. Kubheka has served as a consultant, quality surveyor, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Director for Hospital Services, Medical Advisor, to name a few. She has published academic papers and opinion pieces advocating for patient safety and social justice – including exploring the dynamic relationship between technology and humanity. As a medical teacher, she has coordinated and guest lectured at various universities, which includes teaching the inaugural “Doctor as a Leader” module at SMU in 2023. 

She serves in the Social and Ethics committee at CANSA, and is a non-executive Director at the Council for the Accreditation of Health Services in Southern Africa (COHSASA) and is a recently appointed Executive member of the Research Ethics Association of Southern Africa. She is also a member of the HPCSA’s Professional Conduct Committee and is a Council member of SAMA, Gauteng North branch. As an African Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow, Dr. Kubheka is recognized for promoting values-based leadership in South Africa.