Dr Toni Van der Merwe obtained her MBChB from the University of Cape Town in 2005 where she qualified with first class honours.
She completed her internship in 2006 at Somerset Hospital and her community service in 2007 at Victoria Hospital, where after she was a medical officer in the accident and emergency department for three years. During her time there she took courses in advanced paediatric and adult life support. Through her studies, she received the 2003 John Fleming Brock prize for family medicine as well as the 2004 medal from SA Society of Anaesthesiologists. She is also a member of The Aesthetic and Anti-ageing Medicine Society of South Africa.
A mom of three, Dr Toni has always been very interested in the aesthetic side of medicine, and really enjoys working with people who take care of themselves or who want to better themselves in some way. Dr Toni loves to make people feel fresh and confident.
Dr Toni started working at the Renewal Institute in July 2011 and learnt about the intricacies of aesthetic medicine from Dr Maureen Allem and the extensive in house training program. Keen to keep abreast of medical advancements Dr Toni regularly attends non-surgical, anti-ageing congresses and workshops and also undergoes continuous in house training and attends monthly doctors meetings at Skin Renewal.
A Durban girl by birth Dr Toni loves the sea and when not at work may be found on the beach or in the surf on her board. She loves to surf as a family or spends time riding her E bike with her husband.
Dr Toni is a member of AAMSA (The Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa) and consults from the Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches in the Western Cape.