Dr JN Cakic

Specialist Orthopaedic surgeon
MD, FCS (SA) Orth, MMed (Orth) WITS, PhD(Med)WITS

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not to little and not to much, we would have found the safest way to health – Hyppocrates

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognise and appreciate until they have been depleted.

Dr JN Cakic (Dr Chuck)

MD , PhD , FCS(SA)Orth , MMed(Orth)WITS
Dr Josip Nenad Cakic, born Croatia 1965
Language: English fluent, Croatian fluent

Medical qualifications

  • M.D. School of Medicine, University of Zagreb , Croatia, 1989
  • FCS (SA) Orth WITS University, South Africa, 1998
  • MMed (Orth) WITS, WITS University, South Africa, 2000
  • PhD (Med) WITS, WITS University, South Africa, 2009


“Dr. M. Jakupcevic” Foundation Award
for the best student paper in 1988/89 year in the field of the Clinical medical science Faculty of Medicine University of Zagreb

“Mannie Lunz Prize”
for Orthopaedic Registrars awarded to the orthopaedic registrar who has presented at the a meeting or had published the best paper based on original research who has contributed academically to the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and who has excelled as a doctor. The Faculty of Health Science University of the Witwatersrand, 18 February 1997.

“MATHYS South Africa (Pty) Limited – Orthopaedic Price”
awarded to the best orthopaedic registrar in the Johannesburg Group of Teaching Hospitals who is deemed to have contributed most to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, for academic achievement and for clinical excellence, 24 February 1999.


  • IFMSA International Federation of Medical Students Association, Nijmegen Catholic University, Medical School, Netherlands.
    Orthopaedic Department and Biomechanical Institute.
    Prof. Sloof 01/ 06/89 – 30/09/89
  • Internship Medical Health Centre “I L Ribar”
    Clinical Hospital Centre, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    13/12/89 -12/12/90
  • Clinical Attachment Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
    School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    13/12/90 – 31/08/91
  • Internship J G Strijdom Hospital
    Johannesburg South Africa
    28/10/91 – 27/10/92
  • Medical Officer, Casualty Department, J G Strijdom Hospital
    Johannesburg South Africa
    28/10/92 – 31/12/92
  • Senior House Officer, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Johannesburg Hospital South Africa
    01/01/93 – 30/06/93
  • Senior House Officer, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Johannesburg Hospital SHO Rotation (1) Trauma Surgery Unit
    (2) Dept of Plastic Surgery (3) Post Operative ICU (4) Depart of Urology.
    01/07/93 – 30/06/94
  • Senior House Officer, Dept of Surgery
    Johannesburg Hospital
    01/07/94 – 31/12/94
  • Surgical Registrar, Dept of Surgery
    Univeristy of the Witwatersrand, Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
    01/07/94 – 31/12/94
  • Medical Officer, Fight Doctor Helicopter Service
    Additional appointment – overtime; Europeassistence Flight for Life;
    Trauma Unit Johannesburg Hospital South Africa
    01/07/93 – 31/12/94
  • Orthopaedic Registrar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, RSA
    01/01/95 – 31/12/98
  • Orthopaedic Specialist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Reconstructive Unit, Johannesburg Hospital,
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg RSA
    01/01/99 – 31/12/00
  • Orthopaedic Specialist
    Private practice , Carstenhof Clinic , Consultant
    01/07/99 – present
  • Orthopaedic Specialist
    Rosebank Centre for Sport medicine and Orthopaedics
    01/0/06 – present
  • Orthopaedic Specialist
    Private practice, Sandton Medi-Clinic , Arthroplasty Unit,
    Consultant Dr F A Weber
    01/01/09 – present

Postgraduate Study

  • MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery) Degree
    Research thesis: Do African Children with Slipped Capital femoral epiphysis Have metabolic bone disease? Protocol accepted by Postgraduate Committee, 27 November 1997.
    Graduation, 27 June 2000
  • Philosophy Doctor (PhD) in Orthopaedic Surgery.
    Research thesis: South African experience with cross-linked ultra high molecular weight polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty. No.: 95-00218/P, Ethical Clearance certificate: M03-04-05. Protocol accepted by Postgraduate Committee, October 2003.
    Graduation, 25 June 2009


Wits University and Sandton Medi – Clinic Johannesburg Arthroplasty Unit Dr F.A. Weber – Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship.

1. January 1999. – 31. December 1999.


  • SAOA – South African Orthopaedic Association
  • COTA – Croatian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association
  • SASAKOS – South African Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • SAAS – South African Arthroplasty Society
  • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – affiliated international member
  • AOAA – AO Alumni Association
  • ISHA – International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Present Affiliation

  • Chairman of SASHA,
  • South African Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Education Secretary ISHA
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy