About Dr Jonsson

After matriculating from Paul Roos Gimnasium in 2001, Dr Phillip Jonsson attended the University of Stellenbosch and studied a BSc degree in Viticulture and Oenology. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, he worked in the industry; however, he soon realised his interest in surgery. Dr Jonsson then returned to university to further his studies and become a surgeon.

Dr Jonsson completed his BChD degree at the University of Western Cape in 2010 and made the Dean’s Merit List for top 5 in BChD. He then went on to complete his community service through Klerksdorp Hospital in the North West in 2011. Thereafter, Dr Jonsson worked as a Medical Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery at Kimberley Hospital in the Northern Cape until December of 2015. During this time he also completed his Diploma in Maxillofacial Surgery through the College of Medicine of South Africa.

In January 2013, Dr Jonsson became the first South African to be accepted into the Advanced Oral Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme. He was one of only four international residents at the prestigious New York University at the time. Due to family commitments, he had to wait to take up registrarship in 2016 at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

From 2016, Dr Jonsson worked as a registrar in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at Grootte Schuur, Tygerberg and Red Cross Hospital. As of 2020, however, Dr Jonsson has moved into private practice at Mediclinic Vergelegen in Somerset West. Beyond surgery, Dr Jonsson also offers minimally invasive procedures for aesthetic facial enhancements through injectables.