FC Cardio (SA)
FRACS (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Dr Andrie Stroebel
Dr Stroebel specialises in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. Born in South Africa, he graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1999 and after spending a few years working in general practice in South Africa and the United Kingdom, he started general surgical training at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. During his time in Johannesburg as a general surgical registrar, Dr Stroebel had extensive exposure to trauma in Africa’s only Level One trauma unit.
After relocating to Bloemfontein in 2006, Dr Stroebel embarked on his training as a cardiothoracic surgeon. His mentor encouraged travelling as a means of broadening his exposure and he was fortunate to land a 12 month cardiothoracic training position at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, United Kingdom.
After returning to Bloemfontein to complete his training, Dr Stroebel was awarded a Masters Degree and a Fellowship of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in 2010, both in cardiothoracic surgery.
Curiosity and a deep desire to broaden his surgical expertise led him to The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane where he worked as the postgraduate fellow in cardiothoracic surgery from 2011.
Dr Stroebel was awarded a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the RACS in 2013 and in 2014 he became a staff specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before joining the newly established department of cardiothoracic surgery at the Gold Coast University Hospital in January 2015.
Having trained on three continents, Dr Stroebel has been exposed to all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery and a diverse variety of pathology. He believes in holistic patient care and working within a multidisciplinary team for improved patient outcomes, and strives to deliver state-of-the-art, evidence based care to his patients.