Dr Melissa Lawler

Dr Melissa Lawler


 Dr Melissa AV Lawler


 031- 2604358




 Medical School

Research Interests

HIV, Primary Immunodeficiencies, CMV, Cryptococcal disease, Antibiotic Stewardship 
Community Engagement activities / Outreach 
Lower Umfolozi hospital Infectious Diseases outreach
King Edward hospital liason – Reach for a dream




UKZN Medical School MBChB 1997 – 2002
College of Medicine, South Africa FC Paed 2006-2009
College of Medicine, South Africa Cert ID Paed (SA) 2013 

Present position: 

2013 – Present – Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist/General Paediatric Specialist –– King Edward VIII Hospital
Honorary lecturer UKZN Medical School – 2010 – Present – Department of Paediatrics


  1. Lawler M, Archary M, Smith M, Bobat R.    Nocardia mastoiditis in an African child. SAJID 2014 ;29(4) :151-153
  2. Padayachi T, Archary M, Bobat R, Lawler M. Hepatobiliary EBV-associated Smooth Muscle Tumour in an HIV-infected child: Unusual cause of Recurrent Pancreatitis. The Paediatric Quarterly Vol 5 No 1 pg 27-28
  3. Lawler M, Zulu S, Archary M, Govender V, Lawrence M, Bobat R. Intramedullary Conus medularis tuberculoma in an HIV infected child. SAJEI 2013;28(1):69-71
  4. Kalawan V, Lawler M, Archary M, Bobat R, Sheik-Gafoor MH. Necrotising pancreatitis. The Paediatric Quarterly Vol 3 No 2 pg 12-15