Dr Aimee Gavin grew up in Klerksdorp in the North West Province and matriculated from Hoërskool Wesvalia in 2003. She completed her medical degree (MBChB) at the University of the Free State in 2008, followed by 2 years of internship at Tygerberg Tertiary Hospital in Cape Town. During her Community Service year at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit, her love for Dermatology was reinforced. Due to a lack of dermatologists in the area, she often managed life-threatening skin reactions in immunocompromised patients.

Dr Gavin was a medical officer in Internal Medicine and Dermatology for 3 years, before she started specialising to become a dermatologist. During this time she obtained a diploma in HIV management from the College of Medicine of South Africa. In 2019, she became a Fellow of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa and completed a Master of Medicine in Dermatology at the University of Limpopo. She holds a qualification in Basic Surgery Skills from the University of Stellenbosch and recently obtained a certificate in Aesthetic Medicine from the prestigious American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).

As a passionate dermatologist, Dr Gavin has many years of experience in her field as well as paediatrics, family medicine, high care, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery and internal medicine. Her accomplishments include presenting at the annual South African Dermatology Congress as well as overseeing specialised clinics at the Polokwane Provincial Hospital, where she was appointed dermatology registrar and qualified as a specialist dermatologist. She strives to attend regular local and international congresses to keep up to date with the latest developments in the world of dermatology. She is a member of the Dermatological Society of South Africa, the South African Society of Dermatological Surgery and the International Society of Dermatology.

In addition to running her practice in Pretoria, Dr Aimee Gavin loves spending time with her husband, a Metallurgical Engineer and their two kids. She loves nature, reading, sport, travelling and cooking.



“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

– Roald Dahl