Professor Fathima Paruk is currently Academic and Clinical HOD of Critical Care at Steve Biko Academic and Kalafong Hospitals, University of Pretoria, South Africa. She previously held the position of Head of the Cardiothoracic ICU at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of Witwatersrand. She is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Witwatersrand and serves on the EXCO of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA). Currently, she serves as the Secretary and is also the President-Elect for the CCSSA. She also serves on Ministerial appointed committees including the Medical and Dental Board of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (EXCO), including previously on the National Health Research Committee. Professor Paruk has authored several guidelines, book chapters, reviews and research publications and has been an invited speaker at various national and international congress meetings.