Dr. Ncoza Dlova

Dr. Ncoza Dlova

Deen University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Ncoza Dlova is a South African dermatologist. In 2019, she helped discover a new gene that is a major cause of permanent hair loss amongst women of African descent. She is currently the dean and the first African woman to head University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Clinical Medicine.

She is a C1 NRF rated researcher with more than 75 peer reviewed publications. She has authored 3 books and 15 book chapters, and has been awarded several research grants; including the Discovery Foundation Academic Fellowship Award for PhD studies, Dermatological Society of South Africa Research Grant, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) College of Health Sciences Strategic Research Fund, the UKZN Competitive Research Fund and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant to name a few.

With a National Research Foundation C1 rating, Dlova is the author of nearly 75 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in leading international journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and British Journal of Dermatology.

She is a frequent keynote speaker for international audiences, and has received several national scientific awards.