Martin Veller


MBBCh, FCS(SA), MMed(Surg) 

Martin Veller, a vascular surgeon, is the past dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand (June 2014 to December 2020). Prior to this, he was the Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery, (November 2001 to February 2013) and the head of the Division of Vascular Surgery (January 1992 to June 2014). 

His pre- and post-graduate training also occurred at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he qualified in general surgery in 1987. He subsequently undertook a vascular surgical research fellowship at the St. Mary’s hospital, of the Imperial College, London (1990 to 1991). In April 2002, he was awarded an ad hominem professorship and became Professor Emeritus in January 2021.

He previously has been the Chairman of the Association of Surgeons, President of the World Federation of Vascular Societies, President of the Vascular Society of Southern Africa and President of the College of Surgeons of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.