Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Blanche Cupido is a consultant adult cardiologist working at Groote Schuur Hospital, UCT Private Academic Hospital and the University of Cape Town(UCT), South Africa. She completed her physician training in 2009 and her cardiology subspecialist training in 2013. She recently returned to SA after doing a Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Leeds, United Kingdom under the guidance of Dr Kate English to establish a dedicated unit for Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease in Cape Town. Her aim is to grow ACHD services in Sub-Saharan Africa and embark on GUCH research on the African continent. She is currently the Deputy Ambassador inn Africa for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Global Affairs Committee, the regional representative for Africa for IASCHD (International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease) and the incoming president for SA Heart (South African Heart Association).