Executive member of Trauma Society and Chairman of ATLS®

Professor Frank Plani (MD, FCS (SA), FRACS)

Executive Member of Trauma Society and Chair of Accreditations

Professor Frank Plani (MD, FCS (SA), FRACS) is the Head of the Trauma Directorate of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the Co-Chair of the Academic Division of Trauma Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is presently the National President of ATLS®. His main interests are surgical education, disaster management, new technologies for trauma surgery, and surgical critical care.

  • Subspecialist Trauma Surgeon
  • Metropolitan Head of Trauma, Pietermaritzburg
  • ATLS and DSTC instructor
  • Regional Chair: ATLS KwaZulu Natal
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery: University of KwaZulu Natal and University of Auckland
  • Trauma Program Director: Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)