Full First Name(s)
Machaba Michael “Mike” Sathekge
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (Ghent University)
Brief Biography (English)

Machaba Michael Sathekge is a Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH). He is Head of the South African Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI). Internationally he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Seminars in Nuclear Medicine Journal. He also serves in the Governing Body of World Association of Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH). Sathekge has performed several of the first-in-human studies and introduced peptide receptor radionuclide therapy and peptide radioligand therapy in Africa, as well as 225Ac-PSMA for prostate cancer. He is a recipient of several key awards for research and service, including being rated as an Internationally Acclaimed researcher by the National research Foundation, winning the bid to host the Main Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI) Facility in South Africa. He also recently won the South African Clinician Society Research Excellence Award. His publication and presentation record internationally and national has earned him editorial roles on peer reviewed journals, and being elected as the member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). He was also honoured by being admitted as a Fellow in the Academy of Medicine (AMS), Singapore.

Job Title
Professor and Head: Department of Nuclear Medicine
Primary Organisation
University of Pretoria
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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