Dr Marí Thiart is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, based at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a dual appointment as a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. She graduated in 2015 at Stellenbosch University and spent two years in Southampton, United Kingdom, first as a fellow and then a locum
consultant before returning to Tygerberg. She runs the Paediatric unit and has a special interest in bone and joint infections, cerebral palsy and limb reconstruction. She is one of the founding members of the South African Female Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Society (SAFOSS).

As one of the 5% of female orthopaedic surgeons in South Africa, Marí is passionate about advancing women and promoting Orthopaedics as a viable specialization option for women.

Dr Thiart is a member of South African Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, South African Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society as well as the South African Academy of Childhood Disability. She is a member of the AAOS, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.