Kit Vaughan / Western Cape Medical Devices Cluster

Board of Directors

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Kit Vaughan


Kit Vaughan’s experience over the past three decades includes a post-doctoral fellowship in orthopaedic engineering at Oxford University, a tenured professorship at the University of Virginia, 14 years as the Hyman Goldberg Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and eight years as CEO of CapeRay.

During the past two decades he has helped to pioneer the medical device industry in South Africa, contributing to Disa Vascular, Acorn Technologies, Lodox Systems, the Leatt Corporation, and Strait Access Technologies. Kit is a Fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering, and his qualifications include a BSc (Honours) in applied mathematics and physics (Rhodes), a PhD in musculoskeletal biomechanics (Iowa) and a DSc (Med) in biomedical engineering (UCT).