Chris Hendriksz, MD, is now CEO of his own company FYMCA Medical Ltd and extra ordinary Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Steve Biko Academic Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa since full time retirement at the end of March 2018.
His passion educating clinicians in low income countries and working with multiple agencies to improve services for patients affected by rare inherited metabolic disorders. This creates Hope for those with least chance of being recognized in his own words.Advocating for greater access to therapies, developing guidelines and supporting charitable access programs.
Prof. Hendriksz obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1984 and his Master in Sports Medicine in 1995 at the same institution. After completing his exams for Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in Paediatrics in London, UK, in 1999, he obtained a post-graduate diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Leeds, UK, in 2001. He completed his training in Inborn Errors of Metabolism at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK and was included on the specialist register for Pediatric Metabolic Medicine from August 2004 until retirement at end of March 2018.
His publication list contains more than 200 peer reviewed publications with the majority on Lysosomal Storage Disorders numerous ones related to clinical trials and review papers as well as several book chapters in the field of inborn errors of metabolism.
Outside of work his family, technology, fishing and playing golf badly occupies most of his time.