Dr Edwin Dillon is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. He is based at the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic and operates at both the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic and the Cure Day Hospital in Somerset West.
He completed his medical degree at Stellenbosch University in 1997. After completing his internship and community service he worked as a medical officer at Conradie Hospital and GF Jooste Hospital for 19 months before commencing his registrar training in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tygerberg Hospital.
In 2006 he completed his MMed in Orthopaedic Surgery (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. He also successfully completed the FC ORTHO (SA) examination from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He then joined Dr PJ Erasmus in private practice at the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic and in 2009 moved on to solo practice also at the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic.
Dr Dillon is still actively involved in research and has authored and co-authored several research papers. He has also presented papers at local and international meetings.
Dr Dillon is a member of the following associations:
- Colleges of Medicine of South Africa: Fellow of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa
- South African Orthopaedic Association
- South African Knee Society
- International Society of Arthroscopic and Knee Surgery
He has a special interest in the patellofemoral (knee-cap) joint, knee ligament reconstruction surgery and knee replacement surgery.
Dr Dillon is also the founding member of The Joint Venture Trust which is a non-profit organization that performs knee replacement surgery for under-privileged patients referred from the Tygerberg Hospital waiting lists. To date 45 of these life-changing procedures have been performed.
Dr Dillon has taken part in many running, swimming, cycling, mountain biking and triathlon events, including two successful Ironman races. He also enjoys surfing, blokarting and golf.
He is married to Chardri and they have two children, Sarah and Daniel.