Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt is a specialist surgeon with a particular interest in breast, thyroid and parathyroid health management, as well as soft tissue surgical oncology. Doctor Apffelstaedt has published about 50 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, both nationally and internationally, presented about 60 invited papers at national and international scientific meetings and had about 100 scientific papers read at national and international scientific meetings. Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt is registered as a specialist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa, has been a Founding Member of Breast Surgery International, founded and was the first President of The Breast Interest Group of Southern Africa, is a Fellow of the International Union Against Cancer and has attended an International Surgical Oncology Fellowship At Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the USA. .