Dr. Kruger completed his pre-graduate training at the University of Pretoria in 1993. After his internship in Cape Town, he worked in the UK before returning to specialize in Internal Medicine at Stellenbosch University in 1996. He qualified as a Specialist Physician in 2000 and he presented his Masters thesis at the European Cardiology Conference in Amsterdam the same year. In 2003 he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology. In that year he also started his PhD studies under the guidance of the internationally renowned Prof. Pauline Hall and Prof Maritha Kotze as his promoters. He completed his PhD in 2008. From 2003- 2006 he worked as a consultant gastroenterologist at Tygerberg Hospital. He went into full-time private practice at Durbanville Medi-clinic in 2006.
Dr. Kruger is a Hepatologist and an interventional gastroenterologist which includes ERCP, EUS and double balloon endoscopy. He also has a keen interest in motility and impedance studies of the oesophagus as well as Anal Manometry. He is also registered at the General Medical Council of the UK and the Irish Medical Council. He is on the executive committee of the South African Gastroenterology Society and a member of the American Gastroenterology Association.
In his career he has been and still is at the forefront of research in gastroenterology and hepatology in South Africa. He has received a research grant from the Medical Research Council of South Africa in 2004 and 2009 and was awarded the South African Gastroenterology Society scholarship in 2005. He has published locally as well as internationally and has presented numerous abstracts and invited lectures at local and international conferences. In 2008 he was awarded the award for the best scientific poster presentation at South African Gastroenterology Societies annual congress.
His passions include travel, skiing, music, art and history.
Positions: Specialist Physician and Gastroenterologist
Degree: MBChB (UP), MMed (INT) (US), PhD(INT) (US), Cert Gastroenterology (CMSA), Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF)