Apart from my work as a surgeon, I also hold the positions of Head of Post-Graduate Surgical Research and the Head of Surgical Education at the University of Cape Town. My research work is done under the auspices of the Klopper Research Group (KRG). The KRG currently supports many surgical trainees and master's and doctoral candidates in the design and analysis of their research dissertations and I delight in managing these research teams as we forge ahead in this challenge to improve healthcare. I believe that work around research, whether it be academic, state or private, is of fundamental importance to improve healthcare. My passion is to be involved in research team management, analysis of the data involved, and finding solutions to healthcare problems while educating my peers and colleagues about this important mission.