International Faculty



Professor Jessie van Dyk

Dr Jessie van Dyk is a staff neonatologist at St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and assistant professor at the Department of Paediatrics, division of Neonatology, University of Toronto. Her passion and main focus of her research is the effect of interventions and management decisions in the NICU, on the neurodevelopment of fragile and high risk newborns. She believes that every decision we make in life has consequences, and seldom more so than in the NICU. As a neuroscientist, she is also astounded on a daily basis by the resilience of the most fragile of our species, as well as the brain’s sometimes inexplicable, humbling ability to astound us.


Local Faculty


  • Dr Despina Demopoulos
  • Dr Omolemo Kitchin
  • Dr Cathy van Rooyen
  • Professor Heather Zar
  • Professor Andre van Niekerk
  • Dr Greg Lamb
  • Dr Annalize Green
  • Dr Jacobus van Dyk
  • Professor Debbie van der Westhuizen
  • Dr Elsa Lubbe
  • Dr Franco Colin