Dr Shahra Sattar obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 2006. Thereafter she completed her compulsory internship and community service at the Department of Health.
In 2011, while conducting research and managing international randomized community trials, she was awarded a Fogarty International scholarship to attend the prestigious Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the USA. She also obtained her master's degree in public health from the University of Cape Town in 2013 and holds a diploma in HIV medicine from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa.
She is certified to perform aesthetic medicine procedures. and is a member of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.
She believes that investing in one’s skin is imperative. She champions the achievement of a healthy skin through maintaining good internal health, reducing external risk factors, and using scientifically sound therapies to prevent, manage and reverse undesirable cosmetic concerns. She draws on the experiences of her varied medical career to help her patients achieve their skincare goals.
She lives in Cape Town with her husband and her Abyssinian fur-child. She spends her free time writing (everything from scientific articles to poetry), and belly-dances twice a week to keep fit.
Dr Sattar is thrilled to be a member of the Renewal Institute team and consults at the Claremont, Constantia and Cape Quarter branches in Cape Town.