Hennie Lombaard, MD


School Education Degree Year
University of the Witwatersrand Postgraduate Training Post graduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education 2019
College of Medicine of South Africa Fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine 2003
University of Pretoria Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003
University of Pretoria Masters Master of Medicine 2003
University of Pretoria Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1997

Personal Statement

Dr. Lombaard is a registered Maternal and Fetal Medicine specialist.  He is interested in high-risk obstetrics, maternal medicine in pregnancy which includes renal disease in pregnancy, endocrine disorders in pregnancy and diabetes in pregnancy.  He has an interest in invasive fetal medicine and is comfortable doing the various invasive diagnostic procedures for chromosomal and genetic disorders in pregnancy.

Dr. Lombaard believes that care should be patient centered and holistic. He completed his residency at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and obtained a masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology with his research focus on gynecological critical incidents.  He was also admitted as Fellow of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the College of Medicine of South Africa.  Dr. Lombaard received training as a maternal fetal medicine specialist at the University of Pretoria and in Bristol (UK) and Leuven (Belgium).

He has an interest in quality improvement and was part of the faculty who developed the Essential Steps in Managing Obstetric Emergencies in South Africa.  Dr. Lombaard also has a special interest in Medical Education and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education from the University of the Witwatersrand.  He is a Fellow of SAFRI that focus on medical education and research and trained several fellows in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in South Africa.   Additionally, Dr. Lombaard was also supervisor of several master’s students in South Africa. He has an interest in the mental health of medical personnel and did several studies on burnout.

Dr. Lombaard is member of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, The South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology where he also served on the National executive council from 2007 until 2021. In this capacity he was part of the development of several national protocols.  He acted as reviewer of several international journals is external moderator for the University of Namibia. During his time in South Africa Dr. Lombaard established the first unit for invasive treatment of complicated twin pregnancies.

Clinical Interests:

Complicated twin pregnancies

Renal disease in pregnancy

Endocrine disorders in pregnancy

Obstetric Medicine

Research Interests:

Ultrasound in Obstetrics – The use of Middle Cerebral Artery to predict adverse outcomes in low risk patients

The vaginal microbiome

Mental Health in Health Care Workers

Hypertension in pregnancy


Best research publication (young researcher: clinical) Faculty of Health Science University of Pretoria 2005 (first author)

Best oral poster presentation at SEMDSA congress Wanderers Club Johannesburg 2009

Best Scientific Abstract, The fetus as a patient congress, Budva, Montenegro 2014

Best research publication (young researcher: non-clinical) Faculty of Health Science University of Pretoria. 2014 (Co-author)


Organization Name Role
College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: College of Medicine of South Africa Fellow
International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) Member
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) Member
South African Association of Health Educationists Member
South African Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine Secretary until 2012
South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Member
South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Member of National Executive Committee until 2021
The Network Towards Unity for Health Member

Selected Publications

Balieva I, Chauke L, Wise A, Voors AA, Schapkatiz E, Lombaard H. Pregnancy in women with cardiac disease: a one-year retrospective review of management and maternal and neonatal outcomes in a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa Cardiovascular Journal 2021;32: online publication.

Jung H, Ehlers MM, Peters RPH, Lombaard H, Redelinghuy, Bezuidenhout JE, Kock MM. Growth Forms of Gardenella spp.and Lactobacillus spp on vaginal cells Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2020:28(10);71. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.00071.

Balie GM, Branch SJ, Lombaard HA du Toit. Burnout amongst obstetrics and gynaecology registrars in teaching hospitals of the University of the Witwtaersrand Medical School. South African Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2019;25(3):75-78.

Matjila M, Anthony J, Vatish M, Moodley J, Bhorat I, Nicolaou E, Soma-Pillay P, Monokoane S, Lombaard H, Chauke L, Pillay T, Mokaba E.Consensus statement on the potential implementation of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in women with suspected pre-eclampsia. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018 November 2018 24(2).

Geldenhuys J, Rossouw TM, Lombaard HA, Ehlers MM, Kock MM. Disruption of the regulation of immune responses in the placental subtype of preeclampsia. Frontiers in Immunology 2018:20(9);1659.

Jung HS, Ehlers MM, Lombaard H, Redelinghuys MJ, Kock MM. Etiology of bacterial vaginosis and polymicrobial biofilm formation. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 2017 43(6);851-667.

Cornette J, Laker S, Jeffery B, Lombaard H, Alberts A, Rizopoulos D, Roos-Hesselink JW, Pattinson RC. Is Doppler echocadiography the new golden standard for cardiac output measurements in pregnant women? Validation of maternal cardiac output assessed by transthoracic echocardiography against pulmonary artery catheters. A prospective comparative study and systematic review. Ultrasound Journal in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Jul 12. doi: 10.1002/uog.16015. [Epub ahead of print] Review.PMID: 27404397.

Redelinghuys MJ, Ehlers MM, Dreyer AW, Lombaard HA, Kock MM. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis in pregnant women. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:171 (28 March 2014).

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