Professor Nando Ferreira obtained a BSc degree at Stellenbosch University, majoring in human physiology and genetics, before studying medicine at Stellenbosch University. He commenced his formal orthopedic training in Pietermaritzburg in 2006 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN).
Prof Ferreira visited Russia in 2011 for further training in Lazarov circular external fixator techniques. In 2015 he was awarded his doctorate with a dissertation titled ‘The outcome of tibial non-union treatment using a revised definition, classification system, and management strategy’. In March 2016, he joined Stellenbosch University to head up the Tumour, Sepsis, and Reconstruction unit at the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. He was subsequently awarded a full professorship by Stellenbosch University in 2020.
Professor Ferreira’s interests include musculoskeletal infections and post-traumatic limb reconstruction, in which he completed both master’s and doctoral theses. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, 20 conference proceedings, five technical reports, and three book chapters. Professor Ferreira teaches widely on limb reconstruction principles and is the director of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction fellowship at Stellenbosch University. Over the past ten years, he has been approached to present more than 50 keynotes and invited lectures at national and international meetings. He is a founding member of the South African Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and served as the society’s president from 2016 to 2021.