Dr Shikar Mothilal matriculated with six distinctions and was accepted in medical schools across the country. He decided to pursue undergraduate training close to his home town of Durban at the University of Kwazulu-Natal where he received the Deans commendation each year and was awarded a certificate of merit. He qualified cum laude from his undergraduate training. He subsequently relocated to Cape Town and did his internship at Tygerberg hospital where he fell in love with the discipline of internal medicine after being inspired by his experiences as an intern which involved problem solving and thinking broadly.
He then did his community service at the Military and was offered a post as a medical officer. Here he gained insight into the discipline and strategic workings of the military healthcare system. He began his illustrious post graduate career at the University of Cape Town where he worked as a registrar in internal medicine gaining expertise across all aspects of general medicine.
He qualified as a specialist physician and simultaneously did his Masters in Medicine which he passed with distinction. The topic of his dissertation was on remote ischaemic preconditioning in acute myocardial infarction. After working as a specialist physician in private practice he then decided to sub-specialise in Respiratory medicine at the Department of Pulmonology in Groote Schuur hospital. This gave him expert training in lung and critical care medicine. During his time he was also actively involved in research and teaching.
Thereafter, he was awarded a fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at the Friuli Occidentale hospital in Italy where he mastered a unique skillset that allows him to offer world class, leading standards of care to his patients. He has since returned to South Africa and set up full time private practice at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and N1 City Hospital.