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Michael Opitz

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2549 (Published 08 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2549
  1. Taiceer Abdulwahab,
  2. Michaela Opitz

Michael Opitz was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where his father at the time was the general surgeon to the royal family. His family subsequently moved to Namibia, and Michael grew up in Ovamboland (where his parents set up and ran a clinic with friends) and Windhoek, where he attended the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhuk for 12 years. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where he qualified in 1978. He obtained his specialist qualification in 1988.

Michael married Deborah Appanna in …

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