Bachelor of Medicine BCh, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1979. Bachelor (PPE), Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1980—1983. Master of Science (Community Health), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, 1985—1986.
Diploma in Occupaitonal Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1991—1992.
Medical intern Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa, 1980. Senior house officer Johannesburg Hospital, 1984. Medical research officer health system development unit Tintswalo Hospital, Acornhoek, Gazankulu, South Africa, 1985.
Research fellow London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1986—1987. From senior researcher to director Center for Health Policy University Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, 1988—1995, dean Faculty Health Sciences, 1996—2006. Vice-chancellor designate University Cape Town, 2007—2008, vice-chancellor, since 2008.
Chair board directors Wits Health Consortium, Johannesburg, since 1998. Director Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Johannesburg, since 2002. Member Medical and Dental Professions Board, Pretoria, South Africa, since 1999.
Chairman Undergraduate Education and Training Committee ofMed. and Dental Professions Board, Pretoria, since 2004.
Member executive committee National Medical and Dental Association, South Africa, 1984—1993. Member South African Board Jewish Education, 2000—2003.
Married Deborah Posel, September 25, 1988. Children: Jessica Posel, Ilan Shaun Posel.